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Pre-caffeine tech: Smart deer, dumb cats

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

Whoops! Oprah called about Microsoft's Surface one of her "Favorite Things" — from an iPad!

Facebook is now transitioning everyone to HTTPS -- this means that you will soon use a more secure version of the social network by default (but the social network may be somewhat slower). 

Speaking of Facebook, a judge is demanding the Facebook passwords of these sex harassment plaintiffs

And in case you were wondering, Snooki's Facebook fans were more likely to say they voted than Mitt Romney's, notes the Atlantic.

Modern times! Here's a vending machine that dispenses random books for just $2! 

And you can also serve your dog dinner from your phone with this smart feeder.

Automatic front doors! A family of deers used 'em to enter a Kohl's four days before Black Friday! 

Atari is taking over a 22-story building in Kansas City for the "world's largest game of Pong."

From Sean Parker's "AirTime" to ... some other stuff we forget ... here's CNETs Tech Turkeys of 2012. 

Got a problem? Don't know what to do? Ask a dumb cat, why not? 

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