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Pre-caffeine tech: .XXX domains, 3-D printers!

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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: 

Let the holiday shopping scam season begin! Fraudulent emails claiming to be from Amazon have been finding their way into inboxes, claiming that your accountwith the online retail giant is "about to expire and will be deactivated."

Meanwhile, in their latest campaign to fool extraordinarily gullible people into believing that they are due an inheritance, and that a bank ready to hand over enormous sums of money, no questions asked, Nigerian scammers now claim to be from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

This isn't a scam: Today's the day .XXX Internet domains go on sale! Get it while it's hot.

Stop press! AT&T is rated lowest (again) in Consumer Reports' annual satisfaction survey.

Who doesn't like to take little time out on Twitter enjoy the grumpy goodness of everyday consumers raging against the machine in 140 characters or less? That's the hey-what-took-so-long idea behind Twantrum.

At least the new Xbox interface  allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

And thankfully Etsy — that awesome site which allows folks to buy and sell handmade and vintage items — has a tool which should help with most of of your holiday gift-shopping challenges.

Also, here's how Reddit raised $31,000 for child's medical care — in 12 hours.

And here's the last 48 hours of Gizmodo Gallery construction in 90 seconds.

In closing: OMG! OMG! OMG! Make magazine is holding a Kit-A-Day Giveawaythis month, and will be giving away five MakerBot 3D printers, along with other fabulous kits from its Maker Shed! FREE MakerBot 3D printers! GET ME ONE!

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