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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Fake Groupon Emails Contain Hidden Viruses — Dollars and Sense

Even the best writers sometimes misspell things, but if you’ve recently gotten an awkwardly worded, typo-laden email that appears to be from daily deal site Groupon, you can rest assured that you didn’t just catch the editors on a bad day.

That spelling-challenged missive is the work of scammers.

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Getty Images

Do Olympic Spoilers Annoy You? [POLL]

Michael Phelps came in 4th in the 400m individual medley on Saturday.  NBC made the decision to broadcast the race in prime time instead of live.  Twitter absolutely exploded.  People were angry at other news outlets for posting the results of the race and other spoilers before they had the chance to see them.  Some gave NBC some flack for not airing the race live.   For the first time, Olympians are allowed to use social media as well, but are not allowed to reveal any results.

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jhaymesisvip, flickr
jhaymesisvip, flickr

Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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zachklein, flickr
zachklein, flickr

Which Technology Issues Cause the Most Stress? [INFOGRAPHIC, POLL]

Modern technology may have made our lives easier, but our reliance on it has a price. Fully 60 percent of respondents in a new survey said they find issues associated with technology to be downright stressful.

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Thinkstock

New Research Reveals ‘Central Link’ Between Computer Use and Mental Disorders

Facebook, Twitter and Skype users, be warned. New research has found a “central link” between mental health disorders and intensive computer use.

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ThinkStock

Online Dating for Animals on the Rise

Finding your soul mate is never easy, but the search for a perfect match is rendered all the more urgent when you’re in danger of being wiped out unless you reproduce.

That is why zookeepers are now turning to online dating sites designed to find the ideal mate for threatened species on the verge of extinction.

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Martin Abegglen, Flickr
Martin Abegglen, Flickr

Do You Feel ‘Phantom’ Phone Vibrations?

As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.

In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.

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wrestlingentropy, flickr
wrestlingentropy, flickr

What Gross Thing Do Heavy Cell Phone Users Do More Than the Rest of Us?

Those inconsiderate people who jabber away on their cell phones in public aren’t just annoying — according to a new study, they also slobber more. Sexy!

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Oli Scarff, Getty
Oli Scarff, Getty

Study Shows Siri May Not Be As Smart As It Thinks It Is

Apple’s Siri app turned a lot of heads and ears when the iPhone 4S first hit the shelves. The voice controlled app looked and sounded like something from an Arthur C. Clarke novel.

However, it may not bring us any closer to having a real HAL 9000 computer (and considering what happened in ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ maybe we should be thankful for that).

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Thank You for Not Laughing
Thank You for Not Laughing

See the Other Things Facebook Changed on Your Profile

Earlier this week, Facebook changed all the default email addresses on its users’ profiles to a brand new address, @facebook.com. Sneaky yes, but was it really that big of a deal? Probably not since very few people are ever going to navigate through a Facebook profile to get an email address when it’s so much easier and more reliable to use Facebook’s internal messaging system.

However, the folks at Thank for You for Not Laughing have found other recent tweaks Facebook has made that are far more dubious.

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