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Pre-caffeine tech: Google Docs, panda dogs!

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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 today.

Next month supposedly brings a new line of MacBooks to eager laptop buyers around the world, but it won't be the modest spec bumps of the last few years. This year's crop is rumored to be carry major improvements in just about every aspect.

Google released the newest version of its popular Chrome Web browser Tuesday, fixing 18 security glitches and adding a convenient new feature for its customers.

For our convenience, Google also put together a nice little interactive animation that shows how email gets from your outbox to someone else's inbox — with every wire and server accounted for.

Oh! And the awesome new Google Docs Research sidebar practically writes your term paper for you! 

A mom who dared to share words of encouragement on Facebook to an unpopular reality-show contestant found herself as the target of a hate campaign that's raged for six months ... so now she's suing

A website called Pentametron (and its corresponding Twitter account) matches tweets to create poetry.  

Are Amazon reviewers usurping the role of 'professional' critics? This Harvard study implies so

There is much research going on in the vision-restoration sector, and clinical trials are already underway for things like artificial retinas. But a new approach uses a pair of goggles to relay light into the eyes, not unlike the familiar visor worn by Geordi LaForge in "Star Trek."

Woohoo! Aaron Sorkin will definitely be writing the good non-Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs movie.

In closing, a bunch of dogs that look like pandas. 

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