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East vs. West: This Audi-powered Trabant keeps up with a BMW M5 on a drag strip

A skilled Polish enthusiast has turned a humble Trabant into a Porsche-beating track monster powered by an Audi engine. The 270-horsepower four sends the Trabant from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, a remarkable 18-second improvement over a…

LG’s Ray is a mid-range phone for 3G markets with its 5.5-inch 720p screen

The LG Ray is a mid-range phone for the 3G market, sporting an octa-core processor, 720p 5.5-inch display, and 1GB of RAM. The rear camera houses 13-megapixels and the front camera has 8-megapixels.

Volkswagen submits proposal for diesel-car fix

Volkswagen submitted a proposed fix for diesel cars with "defeat device" software to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board. It won't release details to the public, though.

Work Chat app comes to Facebook at Work

Unlike competing chat apps for business, Facebook can count on the appeal of presenting a platform that people already know. This may be a great leverage point toward gaining a willing audience.
Cool Tech

Let there be light! Researchers design LED lamp powered by plants

Renewable energy most commonly refers to solar or wind power, but researchers at UTEC are adding to that definition with their new plant-powered LED light. Power is drawn from nutrients and bacteria that are contained within the soil.
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DT Daily: Fitness tracking tattoos, Amazon password reset 1:25

Tech news headlines for November 25: Amazon is asking a number of shoppers to reset their passwords claiming some of the data may e compromised. Also, we look at fitness tracking tattoos.

Microsoft pulled the newest Windows 10 update over a privacy-related bug

It didn't take long for the November update from Windows 10 to disappear after its initial release, and it looks like a bug affecting privacy settings is the culprit.

Missing girl lived in Internet cafes, made money playing Crossfire

You might love gaming, but for one Chinese girl it was her lifeline for almost a decade. After running away from home at 14, she spent 10 years living in internet cafes, making money by teaching other people how to play Crossfire.

UK carrier O2 reveals it is also looking into technologies to block adverts on mobile

U.K. carrier O2 has announced "advanced stages" of research into a network-level adblocker. O2 is the second carrier in the U.K. to announce plans to launch an ad-blocker, the first being BT Group's EE.
Movies & TV

Showtime docuseries will look at the dank underbelly of the ‘dark net’

Showtime has given the green light to a new, eight-part docuseries called Dark Net that will delve into the dank underbelly of the dark web, which reportedly accounts for 80 percent of the internet.
Cool Tech

What to do with excess renewable energy? Just store it underground for later

A Stanford researcher is making the bold claim that the US could go 100 percent renewable energy by adopting his plans to generate electricity from solar, wind, and water, and store it underground for later use.
Social Media

Snapchat slashes its ad prices by a whopping amount

Snapchat, the "disappearing message" social network popularized by millennials, has cut its price for ad placement significantly in a bid to lure in more advertisers who want their ads put in front of younger consumers.