June 19, 2012 at 9:29 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.
From the mouse to Xbox, the best experience has been when software, hardware and peripherals work together, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer when he took the stage Monday in Hollywood, Calif. for a mystery announcement ...
... which was the Surface tablet! Check it out up close and personal-like!
Oh, and ladies? Dr. Ruth says the Surface tablet will help you meet men!
Speaking of which, ZDNet asks: "Facebook, your iPhone, coffee or sex — which could you not do without?"
One thing we know, insomniacs are the ones watching more TV online. (Go to bed!)
Problems for Pandora? Spotify just launched Web radio.
In other news, the legal squabbles between Matthew Inman, the Seattle based Web comic better known as The Oatmeal, and Charles Carreon, the attorney for the humor site FunnyJunk, are getting more bizarre.
Meanwhile, when that 9-year-old Scottish girl started her popular school lunch blog in April, all she was looking to do was document the quality of food choices at her school and raise some money for charity. One controversy later, Martha Payne is now helping to choose the school’s lunches with a celebrity chef and has generated more than $120,000 for a charity that is building an African school kitchen.
In closing, Nic Cage cats. Thank BuzzFeed for your nightmares.