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Pre-caffeine tech: Otter Butler, antiheros

This undated publicity photo, released by HBO, shows actors Michael Imperioli, left, and James Gandolfini in a scene from the hit series
James Gandolfini and Michael Imperioli r on HBO's hit dramaBARRY WETCHER / AP

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

Good news everyone! Researchers have figured out how to read your mind and tell whether you are feeling sad, angry or disgusted – all by looking at a brain scan.

After all that heated criticism over new Xbox One console's need to constantly be online, Microsoft made a 180-degree turn, completely reversing its position!

Meanwhile, the Nintendo CEO said "our bad!" for lousy Wii U sales.

Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for every kid!

Browser-tracking Internet "cookies" can be useful, unnecessary, or malicious depending on where they come from — but how are users supposed to know which is which? Let's find out!

Here's that teen who threatened to kill his little sister if J. Cole doesn't retweet him.

Sorry, Justin Bieber! Rihanna is the most viewed artist on YouTube.

Oh, hey Apple TV fans! You just got HBO Go and WatchESPN.

Otter Butler would like to fetch you a drink.

Here's Stephen Colbert's heartwarming, tearful tribute to his mother.

And from Don Draper to Dexter: Here's how James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano paved the way for TV antiheroes.

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