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Pre-caffeine tech: Sexism, ageism, Grumpy Cat! 

Bryan Bundesen
Bryan Bundesen

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

Without revealing any actual numbers, Amazon  announced that it's beaten all sorts of Kindle-related sales records over the holiday shopping weekend. What's up with that? 

Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the month since launch on Oct. 26, according to one of the new co-heads of the Windows unit.

Yup. Non-iPads from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are flooding the market. Odds are, you’ll still going to ask Santa for an Apple tablet. Here's why.

Whether you want an iPad or something else though, here are the top tablets of the season. 

And here's every Apple commercial. Ever. 

If you want a look at what it's like to be a woman working in the video game industry (and you totally do), then take a look at the #1ReasonWhy hashtag that's been trending on Twitter this week.

Meanwhile, if you're wondering about ageism in the tech industry, check out what Silicon Valley's middle-aged men look like when they're trying to look young, as noted by The Atlantic Wire. 

Also, Bradley Manning is on trial, and you totally need to pay attention to that. 

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen straight-up cast in the next X-Men movie is a thing that is happening in real life. (Thanks for the awesome heads up on that, Chris -- this guy I know from Facebook.)

In closing, Grumpy Cat is Grumpy ... and also an Internet meme that benefits charity!

Helen A.S. Popkin goes blah blah blah about the Internet. Tell her to get a real job on Twitter and/or Facebook. Also, Google+.