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Pre-caffeine tech: Facebook search, twerking cats!

July 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM ET

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

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Good news everybody! Users frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site.

Time to get ready for that big ol' Facebook Graph Search!

In case you didn't hear, that "Lean In" author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was almost in that plane crash.

Meanwhile, Google's Roswell anniversary Doodle will abduct your productivity.

Privacy vs. security? That "false choice" thing is poisoning the whole debate on NSA leaks.

Speaking of which, who's offering Edward Snowden asylum now?

AltaVista's been put out to pasture...but how fares its '90s comrades? Let's find out!

Will Smith totally just gave Pinterest rival, The Fancy, $53 million. Whatever for?

Speaking of "True Blood," vampire modems and routers waste $1 billion a year.

You can follow Egypt's unrest using an experimental Twitter translator.

Word to your mother: The first Time War took place in the 16th century.

Here's a twerking cat. Your week may begin now.

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

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