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Pre-caffeine tech: Tossing phones, shaming dogs!

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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.v

A U.S. judge wants to know why Facebook's offer to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit over violating member rights (by using thier likenesses in ads) doesn't award any money to members, and that's why he  turned down the offer.. 

Here's where the jerks on Twitter live

Meanwhile, here's a new study that finds many homeless people are highly engaged in social media, despite very limited access to the internet. 

And get this: Americans consumed 1.27 trillion hours of media in 2008, along with 10.85 quadrillion words -- that adds up to around 3.6 zettabytes of data. 

You know that iPhone security flaw that allows hackers to access your personal info via SMS? Here's what the company told Engadget. 

Also, here's a 3-D rendering of what may be the next iPhone.

Speaking of Apple, Wal-mart is offering $100 iTunes gift cards for just $80! That's like, free money!

Speaking of phones, this year a new record was set at the T3th annual Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship, when one competitor launched an old Nokia 332 feet.

 Everybody's talking about this photo of a Syrian rebel with one hand on the trigger and the other hand texting

Remember that "The Simpsons: Tapped Out" game Electronic Arts yanked from the App Store five months ago on account of bugs? It's back. 

Wait ... what?! Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are set to explore steampunk New Orleans in upcoming detective show! Who doesn't want to watch that?!

In closing, here's how dogs are getting shamed, and more importantly, why

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