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Pre-caffeine tech: iPhone woes, Occupy Wall Street dogs!

BuzzFeed via Occupy Seattle

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:

Yikes! Apple's new Siri iPhone 4S personal assistant may be a lot of fun, but she'll take commands from anyone, even in in lock-down mode.  That means a stranger could pick up a locked iPhone 4S and send an e-mail, send a textmessage or many other things the rightful owner of the gadget can do -- without needing to enter a four-digit passcode.

Meanwhile, iPhone 4S owners are complaining that the phone's screen is noticeably yellow, aggravatingly so.

And Apple famous penchant for secrecy remained intact Wednesday as the company's retail stores were curtained and employees were close-lipped about a private memorial service to celebrate the life of company co-founder Steve Jobs.

Speaking of Jobs,  he was reporteldy working on his next product right up until the day before his death.

Tuesday's startling newsthat a new variant on the Stuxnet worm, dubbed "Duqu," had been found raised a lot of questions — and threw into doubt some assumptions about the original Stuxnet.

Well, at least your Google searches just got more secure.

"Sexting" has been voted the most annoying new tech word added to the dictionary over the last few years, according to a new poll.

Quantum physics is difficult to grasp. But this video of a smoking cold disk that floats in midair just might make you try.

Here's why the world will end on Friday.

In closing: The Dogs of Occupy Wall Street. "Here are 20 portraits of dogs that have taken to the streets to protest against corporate greed."

— compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or FacebookAlso, Google+.