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Twitter rolls out redesigned user profiles to everyone

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After several weeks of testing its redesigned profiles, Twitter has today rolled out the new look to all users. You can enable it for your own account right now.

Apple's letting anyone help test its next OS X update

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Apple is suddenly taking a much more open approach to testing its desktop operating system. For the first time in years, the company is inviting regular consumers to help test upcoming OS X software updates before they’re distributed publicly.

NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

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An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google’s Project Tango smartphone prototype onto NASA’s SPHERES.

AT&T adds more data and tethering to top prepaid plan

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AT&T is making its off-contract GoPhone plans a little more competitive as T-Mobile continues its aggressive tactics to win over customers in that market.

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

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Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept to replace traditional plaster casts while offering the added benefits of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, takes things a step further by adding an ultrasound device meant to speed up the healing process.

Nokia suspends Lumia 2520 tablet sales due to electric shock risk

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Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in the UK, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland after discovering a fault with its charger. Around 30,000 users are affected.

Windows Phone 8.1 now available to download

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After 18 months without updates on Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has released the new 8.1 update. This update features things like the Cortana digital assistant, a new notification center, and skinned Tiles for the Start Screen.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone goes on sale today around the world

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The latest flagship phone by the Korean phonemaker Samsung, the Galaxy S5, goes on sale worldwide, including the United States, Europe, and much of Asia.