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Pre-caffeine tech: Google Hangouts, crazy maps!

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

Edward Gorey is commemorated in today's Google Doodle!!!

Speaking of Google and today, Friday's live Google+ Hangout represents one small step for NASA, one giant leap for the Web-based videoconferencing tool.

Google beat Apple to the punch, going premium with touchscreeen Chromebook Pixel laptops.

Cops say they are questioning two teenagers in connection with an online video of two young girls being forced to fight in a New York City park early last month.

Facebook is sorry it made a 104-year-old grandma lie about her age.

Whoa! Check out this 4-pound goldfish is hauled from Lake Tahoe!

Heads up! This hack attack on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest reportedly snared a bunch of user data.

Facebook building a "cold storage' data centers for those photos you don't look at any more?

The FBI has a sexting problem.

Here's why you can go to jail for 5 years for unlocking your cellphone.

In closing: 38 maps you never knew you needed.

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