Pre-caffeine tech: Dog channels, snake bots!


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

The banality of stupid: Here's a lady busted on video trying to hire a hitman to take out her hubby on account of divorce is such a hassle.

Two paws up! Dogs get their own TV channel.

An online petition by a mother asking authorities to release her 19-year-old son from jail now has more than 100,000 signatures. (He's been incarcerated since February because of a perceived threat he posted on Facebook.)

Whoops! Florida may have accidentally banned the Internet!

Check out this snake-bot that can slithering through nuclear power plant in an awesome mobility test.

Last chapter for Nooks? Readers keep turning to tablets.

Here's an absorbing story about Reddit: A pre-Facebook community in a post-Facebook world.

Please enjoy this anti-D&D video warning of satanic Dungeon Masters.

In closing: You think you know what the Iron Throne looks like this? YOU KNOW NOTHING!

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