July 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
Need to get a bit closer? Panasonic's got you covered with its latest super-zoom camera. The FZ70's massive lens provides a 60x optical zoom — the 35mm equivalent of a 1200mm lens.
If you love the HTC One but find that it's a wee bit too big, consider the HTC One Mini. It combines many of the One's best features in a considerably smaller package.
Dozens of companies, non-profits and trade organizations including Apple, Google, and Facebook sent a letter pushing the Obama administration and Congress for more disclosures on the government's national security-related requests for user data.
Rumor is that Motorola's highly anticipated Moto X smartphone will launch on Aug. 26.
Honda built a ride-on lawn mower capable of reaching speeds of up to 130 mph. Unfortunately, the lawnmower is merely a one-off project and won't become available to consumers anytime soon.
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