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Pre-caffeine tech:  Facebook surprise, Tom Selleck cakes!

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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.Facebook is announcing something big today. What could it possibly be?

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The U.S. Attorney's office has dismissed charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

In the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Massachusetts officials have pulled violent, gun-based arcade games from state-owned rest stops and are organizing a violent video game turn-in program.

Nearly half of US kids read e-books, and the other half wants to.

In other news, we hate the word "phablet." Here's why.

Still love film? Here are two projects that modernize old-school photography.

Oracle. released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes.

Meanwhile, meet Red October: The global cyber-espionage ring that spent 5 years in the shadows.

If you lost your cell phone, it's not this guy's problem.

In closing, Tom Selleck birthday cakes are a thing.

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