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Pre-caffeine tech: Black Friday deals, Lil' Bub!

via BuzzFeed
via BuzzFeed

Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.

With many stores opening Thanksgiving evening, this year you won’t even have to digest your turkey before you put on your elbow pads and line up outside your favorite big box store. But to make body checking your fellow shoppers worthwhile, you’ll need a plan. Here's one now! 

If you need more help, our own Rosa Golijan will hep you to some indispensable shopping apps

And your kids may be just starting out, but they're not too young to enjoy tech toys. Here are our favorites tech gifts for babies and toddlers this holiday season.

Speaking of gifts, this Amazon Random Shopper bot fulfills its mission to surprise its maker with random purchases made from the online shopping site — and proves to be intolerably full of itself in the process! 

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch wants killer robots banned before they go berserk

And everybody hates Nokia's new maps app even more than Apple's, if you can believe that.

What does playing "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" for 135 hours looks like? As you can see from the photo above it looks ... not so good.

Good news everybody! The world's oldest computer is up and running again. 

Also, Bootsie the hedgehog is healing at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in England! I'm not making this up

BuzzFeed's hired a hotshot new editor: Lil' Bub! 

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