Pre-caffeine tech: Water drones, Comic-Con badvertising


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

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are in the news constantly, but what about unmanned underwater vehicles? DARPA is on it.

Silver lining? Greenhouse gas could be a vast, untapped source of energy.

Meanwhile, the NSA may be searching your emails, but it can't search its own!

And you think you use Google a lot! Over 60 percent of all devices talk to Google every day.

Verizon's three new Droid devices are thin, long-lasting, and compact ... if that's what you're into.

With the birth of the royal baby comes the birth of royal baby Internet scams.

You know the Citi Bike program in New York City? It exposed more than 1,000 credit card numbers.

Here's Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in WikiLeaks movie, "The Fifth Estate."

And here's a bunch of tech sounds you'll never hear again.

In closing: The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2013.

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