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Obscure Chinese Telecom Company Dominates Africa

Chinese telecom company Transsion has not sold a single phone in China, but it beat out heavyweight competitors like Samsung and Apple to quietly dominate the African smartphone market, a CNN report revealed Wednesday.

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Butt Dials Overload San Francisco 911 Dispatchers

San Francisco’s 911 call center has been burdened with a “painful” problem. A surge in butt dials over the past three years (28% increase between 2011 and 2014) has been cutting into valuable time for operators who are forced to work longer hours as they seek to determine whether each butt, or pocket, dial is a true emergency.

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Will.i.am’s Smartwatch: Worst Wearable Ever Designed?

Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am announced last year the release of the wrist-wearable Puls smart phone. While one reviewer described the device as “the worst product I’ve touched all year,” Mashable took an in-depth look at the Puls recently to assess its features.

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