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Pre-caffeine tech:Trashing hard drives, mythbusting success

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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. 

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy alerted ground controllers on Monday to an unidentified flying object floating near the International Space Station — but this was no alien spacecraft!

UK spooks trashed "The Guaridan's" hard drives in a bizarre attempt to stop the Edward Snowden leaks. 

Want to get Facebook's attention? Hack Mark Zuckerberg's personal page.

Meanwhile, Facebook-owned Instagram is cracking down on connected apps using “Insta” And “Gram.”

LinkedIn is the hot new social network all the kids are joining!

Here's a dad who coped with his toddler son's cancer by creating "empathy" video game.

FYI: Your Netflix habit uses more energy than your fridge

The Apple App Store got infiltrated by researchers' 'Jekyll' malware.

I find this photo from the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" to be hilarious. 

In closing: "Mythbuster" Adam Savage has the BEST Comic-Con costumes, as everyone knows. So obviously, you'll want to read his 10 Rules for Success.

Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook.