A steady stream of voters fill the voting booths at Ronald Reagan Lodge, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Watchdog: Los Angeles County Is Ducking Voter ID Rules

Texas-based election integrity organization True the Vote is calling into question whether Los Angeles County election officials are properly training poll workers to follow voter identification standards.

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Islamic State Produces Smartphone App for Children

The Islamic State has launched a mobile phone app for children, in which they are taught the Arabic alphabet, Islamist ideology, and a useful vocabulary of words such as “tank,” “gun,” and “rocket.”

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Two Fundamental Reasons Why Every Taxi App Fails to Compete with Uber

(Ferenstein Wire)—The taxi industry has launched yet another high-profile attempt to conquer their arch nemesis Uber. The upcoming Arro, like many of its predecessors, is an app for hailing and paying for a taxi, much like other ride-hailing companies out of Silicon Valley. Every similar app, so far, has either completely shut down shortly after launch or failed to slow the rise of Uber.

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China’s Taxi Monopolist Rises $2B. Here’s How It Compares to Uber

Ferenstein Wire—China’s taxi-hailing monopolist, Kuaidi, has raised a whopping $2B to compete with the surging presence of Uber. Kuaidi controls 99.8 percent of the taxi hailing app market, after it recently merged with its Chinese competitor, Didi. Even with about

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The Best Email App to Get to Inbox Zero Fastest: A Time Trial Review

There are two great new email mobile apps from Google and Microsoft and both offer helpful features, such as location-aware emails and calendar scheduling. While both apps offer something unique, I think one way to compare them is based on a single metric: which app gets me to inbox zero fastest. I don’t enjoy email — I just want to get my daily digital chore done and get on with my life.

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Testing the Cutting Edge of Taxi Innovation—Things Go Awry

Uber is systematically wiping out taxis in San Francisco. As of last year, average taxi trips per month had reportedly plummeted 65 percent in just 2 years. In an effort to save the industry, a new startup, FlyWheel, has begun outfitting taxis with the Uber-like convenience of smartphone hailing and payments.