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Pre-caffeine tech: Last shuttle! House elves!

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:

Atlantis' four astronauts took their seats on Friday for the final launch of the 30-year space shuttle program scheduled for 11:26 a.m. ET today ... but the weather still remains iffy.

We'll be streaming the live video of the launch (should it happen), but until then, check out this time lapse video of the shuttle prep.

The iPhone 5 rumor du jour is about how it will look completely different from the iPhone 4 on account of Apple execs being totally bored with that old design.

Speaking of iPhone, check out this neato mosquito case that lets you attach an SLR lense!

Some artist who installed he installed software on public computers in two New York Apple Stores (sans permission) got his computer stuff taken away by the FBI. (Who saw that coming?)

Motorola Droid 3 ushers in Verizon's new data plans.

Fear-mongering for Facebook video chat is underway, and now we're hearing about a possible online music service from the world's largest social network.

What's Facebook's next move? Google is really hoping it's not this!

Sony is pulling the plug on the MiniDisc Walkman. (Iknow, right? Who knew they were still makin' 'em?!)

In closing ... MERLIN'S BEARD! What are those Hogwarts house elves feeding Neville Longbottom!

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