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Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet

Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network, the company announced Thursday, in a bid to significantly expand its online ad network. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Facebook will use cookies, “like” buttons, and other plug-ins embedded on third-party sites to track members …

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Optical disc drives aren't dead

There’s something about obviated technology that just makes it endearing to me. Take the once ubiquitous CD drive of laptops and desktops of yore (yore being roughly a decade ago). It has been all but deprecated out of existence by Apple’s MacBook Air and the legion of PC clones that …

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Acer announces two cheap 2-in-1 notebooks

Just ahead of Computex Taipei, which kicks off next week, Acer has announced a pair of inexpensive 2-in-1 notebooks. The Switch V 10 and Switch One 10 both feature detachable 10-inch IPS displays and quad-core Intel Atom processors; the main differences are that the V 10 is available in more …

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Samsung has made a Batman-inspired Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung has made a Batman-inspired smartphone … really. In true ludicrous Samsung fashion, it’s called the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, and it features the superhero’s logo in gold on the back. The device is commemorating the third anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us, and it’s being produced in partnership with Warner …

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Samsung announces the Galaxy C5 and C7

Samsung has launched two new mid-range devices in China, the Galaxy C5 and C7. If that branding doesn’t sound familiar, it shouldn’t — the Galaxy C line is a brand-new series of smartphones from Samsung. The Galaxy C5 is the smaller of the two devices, and features an all-metal chassis …

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Happy birthday to NYC’s awesome, overlooked aerial tram

The Roosevelt Island Tram, which connects the Upper East Side of Manhattan to Roosevelt Island in the East River, turned 40 this week, which means that for 40 years it has operated as New York City’s most overlooked, most unique, and most stunningly beautiful commute. If you haven’t ridden it, …

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