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:
Speaking of Facebook, guess what the top status updates were for 2011. Go on! GUESS!
And while you're at it, guess the top Twitter hashtags for 2011, too.
Meanwhile, as the growing rift between the haves and have-nots casts a Dickensian atmosphere this holiday season, could it be that PayPal recently received visits by three ghosts, and maybe even its dead money-changing partner, Jacob Marley?
If you received an email that appeared to be from Amazon and contained a holiday gift card someone had sent you, what would you do? There's a very real possibility you'd take the bait and open the "gift," which is the driving force behind a phishing campaign.
It's frustrating when a mobileappcan't match the features of its desktop counterpart, but Google is attempting to bridge the gap between its Google+ iPhone app and the social networking website with a little update.
Android smartphone and tablet owners worried that their devices may be carrying an unwelcome hitchhiker that could be recording keystrokes and locations of dropped calls can now download a free app that will let them know if Carrier IQ is on board.
Hate dust? Love robot vacuum cleaners? Then you'll probably adore a silly game called Roomba Revenge — because it challenges you to assault as many dust bunnies as possible by controlling an iRobot Roomba vaccuum.
In nerd news, steam punk is officially dead. Yeah, I'm sad too.
In closing, 12 pictures of Betty White with animals.