Sep. 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee.
The mobile industry is firing on all cylinders this week: major press events from Nokia, Motorola and Amazon are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, but the opening volley goes to Samsung and Verizon with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Stellar, a 4G LTE handset that seemingly aims to be all things for all people — and for a very intriguing price.
Meanwhile, Microsoft and Nokia are holding a joint press event at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT today. We'll be there to cover the news live, but in the meantime, here's a rundown of what we expect from the two companies today.
As expected, Apple is holding an event at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where the company will no doubt introduce the next generation iPhone.
Speaking of Apple, hackers leaked 1 million Apple device IDs, claiming they got a trove from the FBI database. (The FBI is denying this.)
Speaking of the government, the White House released new versions of its White House app for iOS and Android Tuesday, including apps tailored for tablets. And in an unprecedented move, it opened its apps to developers to modify for their own use.
In Democratic National Convention news, YouTube copyright bots accidentally killed DNC video. Whoops!
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama's speech last night let to a whole lot of tweets -- 28K per minute, in fact.
Here, get a close look at the bogus "Google pyramids," why don't you?
We've had this sneaking suspicion for some time now that we weren't exactly hearing the whole story when it came to the Angry Birds saga. Now, the Angry Birds swine get to shine in "Bad Piggies!"
And you think it's bad now? Check out the 10 best memes of the 1920s!