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Pre-caffeine tech: Twitter birthdays, Android attitude

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Rosa Golijan / NBC News

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

Drones crash ... a lot. But at least we're learning something from their troubles.

Salvagers backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos recovered components from Apollo rocket engines from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Next-day shipping was probably a bit pricey.

Scientists say they're intrigued by two new species of woodlizards found in the Peruvian jungle, and not just because of their scary-cool looks.

Some new glasses-free 3-D tech could feel like having a hologram in your pocket.

Smartphone hacking is coming of age, some suggest. Yes, this is as scary as you might imagine.

Twitter's celebrating its seventh birthday. No word on whether anyone gave Larry the Twitter Bird a slice of cake.

How many Tetris pieces would you need to build a full-size house? About 1.12 billion, some folks claim.

Facebook may be testing out a new feature which will nag you to update your Facebook status.

YouTube revealed that it has a billion active users. This, the video-sharing site claims, means that nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube.

Google's starting to remove links to Google Reader. The Internet continues crying for the retiring tool.

In closing: Has anyone seen my favorite Android pin anywhere? The little guy had an attitude, but I miss him.

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