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Pre-caffeine tech: Dongle jokes, freaked-out dogs! 

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

You can now secure your Apple ID with two-step verification.

Google's working on a smart watch, too ... of course.

Facebook's testing a way to nag you until you update your status.

And Facebook also added weather forecast feature ... so you never need to leave!

Drones crash (a lot) ... but the military's safety lessons may help civilians. So there's that!

In related news, this plan from the U.S. government calls for more scanning of private Web traffic and email.

Meanwhile, "the hype has never been hotter for [Bitcoin], the Internet's No. 1 virtual currency. Is this the beginning of the end?"

Here's why you should wear red in your online dating profile.

Here's how “dongle” jokes got two people fired—and led to DDoS attacks.

And in closing: 33 Dogs That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now!

Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook.