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Pre-caffeine tech: Exploding phones, naughty pets! 

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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.

Whoops! Someone at the Google Play Store hit the big red button a little early, it seems, updating the listing for the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ to say it would soon be receiving the next version of Android, 4.1 "Jelly Bean."

Yikes! Samsung is looking into a report about an "exploding"  Galaxy phone in Ireland -- it's not the first of such reports. 

Plus, Nintendo just unveiled a new super-sized version of its Nintendo 3DS handheld game machine

Oh! And you can now edit Facebook comments -- pretty much as much as you want, not just in those few seconds after you've posted. 

Here's how the new Pixar movie "Brave" brings hair-raising animation to life via the redheaded heroine's 1,500 computerized curls. 

Google digitizes books and art and, of course, our cities and roads — and now the tech giant is looking to digitally archive languages that may otherwise disappear entirely for lack of speakers.

Sex offenders in Louisiana will soon be required to identify themselves and their crimes on social networks, according to a new law

Despite conflicting and confusing definitions of what exactly constitutes "4G," it seems that users of high-speed wireless services are happy enough with them that they're considering replacing their home broadband connections with it.

Ars Technica reports that the early days of reddit were buiilt on lies -- in the form of fake profiles (to make the site look popular). 

Also, here's what your pets are doing while you're away. Probably even right now. 

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