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Pre-caffeine tech: Hero mayor, Love & Rockets! 

BoingBoing.net via Fantagraphics
BoingBoing.net via Fantagraphics

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.

Microsoft will no doubt show off Office 15 today, which may very will include a version for Apple's iPad. 

Amazon is making a larger version of Kindle Fire to battle Apple's iPad in the ongoing tablet wars, according to the New York Times

Yahoo says it's fixed the vulnerability that allowed 450,000 user email addresses and passwords to be stolen from its user-generated content service, Yahoo! Voices.

Nokia cut the U.S. price of its flagship smartphone in half, barely three months after its launch.

Meanwhile, a new app from Nokia called Transit provides stop-by-stop directions on transit in more than 100 cities (check if yours is included here).

Posts from Facebook pages you "like," now show up in your friends' Newsfeeds, as if you posted them yourself. 

Twitter users can expect to see more age verification requests now that the site has made its pilot program available for free to any company that with age-restricted content. 

Whatever. Teens hate Twitter anyway, according to a report from Business Insider

Here's why that photo of Metallica's  James Hetfield  dressed like someone's dad and holding an Armani bag freaked you out so bad. 

Here's the 10 worst questions Reddit users asked Newark's "hero" mayor Cory Booker.

And heads up Love and Rockets fans, Fantagraphics is coming to digital. Guess I have to buy an iPad now. 

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