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Pre-caffeine tech: Ernest Hemingway in Etsy sweaters!

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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 today: 

The gay soldier who came out to his dad in a YouTube video that went viral, just posted another where he comes out to his mom. It didn't go nearly as well.

Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet is already setting off privacy alarms in the security community.

The co-chairmen of Congress's Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for its latest potential privacy violations.

Speaking of which, here's how to stop Spotify from embarrassing you on Facebook.

At least Facebook posts are making the media pay attention to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

So many iPhone 5 rumors, so little time. So here's a delightful chart to help you keep track.

And here's some examples of iPhone mania run amok.

The big mystery right now is what the next version of Android, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, will look like. We'll probably find out on Oct. 11 when Samsung and Google will reveal "what's new from Android."

Oxford University is on zombie alert! They've even got a map.

In closing, Ernest Hemingway is now modeling sweaters on Etsy.

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