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Pre-caffeine tech: High-speed monorail, 'Star Wars' Instagram!

Instagram / Screenshot courtesy of Gizmodo
Instagram / Screenshot courtesy of Gizmodo

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

Monorail! Hype over the Hyperloop accelerates as Elon Musk's "big reveal" nears.

But Audi designed this awesome concept car for "Ender's Game."

Hey, remember that awesome Jupiter cake? Even if you don't, here's how to bake it!

Lookout iPhone! Windows Phone and Android just vaulted ahead in the smartphone market. 

It's not just the NSA! Your TV could be watching you too ... so a senator is calling for smarter smart-TV security.

Facebook Graph Search: Everyone in the U.S. has it now.

Confused by CAPTCHA? Video games may be the Internet's next spam filter.

IKEA's augmented reality app puts that SÖDERHAMN in the room.

Omni, reboot! An iconic sci-fi magazine goes back to the future.

And in closing: It's one of those bizarre Internet culture triumphs that is completely random yet somehow ingenious: An Instagram user began posting the original "Star Wars" in 15-second clips, nearly finishing the movie before his account was closed.

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