April 18, 2012 at 9:55 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 today.
Bob Sullivan of Red Tape Chronicles dusts off his green eyeshade and delves into thedata recently made public by the ACLU showing how extensively policedepartments are using cell phone records – often without bothering to obtain acourt order – in their investigations.
Beware patent trolls! Twitter says it's structuring its patents so they could not be used for offensive litigation purposes without permission from the people who developed them.
Google's "Project Glass" concept video captured the imagination of the Internet with its vision of how we might someday soon search, take pictures, and chat through augmented reality. Now Oakley says its been working on its own version for quite some time. First!
As our TVs have become bigger and more powerful, their setup and maintenance have become increasingly demanding. IKEA wants to capitalize on this confusion with a new line of electronics, including the UPPLEVA, which it bills s an all-in-one solution to this home media melee.
Not all Thirty-seven percent of prospective employers will totally check out your Facebook profile and other social media doings when considering whether to hire you, according to a new survey.
Here's how jet engine technology may help a woman get her voice back.
And from Buzzfeed: Oh, Just A Capybara With Tiny Monkeys Riding On Its Back.
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