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Pre-caffeine tech: Apple genius, steampunk Prada

BoingBoing.net via Prada
BoingBoing.net via Prada

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.

Facebook got all Foursqure over the weekend -- among the new features added to its mobile website and apps this weekend is "Find Friends Nearby."  Guess what it does! 

Also, the ACLU plans to appeal an Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook and other social networking sites used by children.

Speaking of Facebook, here's what happens when Facebook thinks you're dead. 

In Twitter news, here's which world leaders tweet each other on the short-messaging service. 

Here is one seriously clicky headline: "Check Out How Apple Brainwashes Its Store Employees -- Turning Them Into Clapping, Smiling Zealots."

Speaking of Apple store employees, one of them refused to sell an iPad to an Iranian American customer, citing company policy that aims to comply with U.S. sanctions on trade with Iran. 

 Rumor has it this may very well be Google's new Nexus 7 tablet

Science wants to get all up inside Stephen Hawking's brain

In closing, Prada's new steampunk line as modeled by famous people makes me uncomfortable. You?

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