Boeing issues safety bulletin on 737 Max aircraft following Lion Air crash

Boeing issues safety bulletin on 737 Max aircraft following Lion Air crash

Following the October 29th Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia which killed all aboard, Boeing has issued a safety warning for erroneous readings on the sensors of its 737 Max aircraft. The Operations Manual Bulletin directs all airlines operating the Boeing 737 Max to follow “existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is erroneous input from an AOA sensor.” AOA, or Angle of Attack, refers to the angle at which the oncoming flow…

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Samsung reveals key specs for its upcoming foldable smartphone

Samsung reveals key specs for its upcoming foldable smartphone

Samsung took the wraps off its new Infinity Flex Display device this morning, the first foldable hybrid gadget from the company that transforms from a phone into a tablet. Samsung says it plans to go into mass production for a first run of the device in a “matter of months,” but we don’t really know much of anything about it beyond the brief glimpse we got onstage today. It’s a total mystery what it will…

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The Free Music Archive is closing this month

The Free Music Archive is closing this month

The Free Music Archive was founded in 2009, the year Barack Obama was inaugurated as this country’s first black president. As a project directed by the legendary Jersey City radio station WFMU, it was to be a “library of high-quality, legal audio downloads,” a place where artists could share their music and listeners could enjoy it for free. Now, following a funding shortage, the FMA plans to close sometime this month. “The future is uncertain,…

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The GOP can’t rely on white evangelicals forever

The GOP can’t rely on white evangelicals forever

White evangelicals are still Trump’s base. But they’re in decline. White evangelicals are still turning out in overwhelming numbers for Republican candidates — but not to the extent that they did for Donald Trump in 2016. Back then, white evangelicals were integral to Trump’s win, with 81 percent voting for him. But the midterms tell a more complicated story. On the one hand, evangelical turnout is increasingly high, and evangelical support for Republicans remains strong,…

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T-Mobile’s $300 trade-in deal for the OnePlus 6T ends November 8th

T-Mobile’s $300 trade-in deal for the OnePlus 6T ends November 8th

Here’s just a short PSA for people interested in buying the OnePlus 6T on T-Mobile: the carrier’s $300 trade-in promotion is ending tomorrow. There will no doubt be other trade offers down the line, but the one announced back at the phone’s keynote was particularly generous; T-Mobile will give you $300 for any previous OnePlus handset to put towards the 6T. There’s also a long list of other phones that are eligible for the $300…

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With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, West Virginia and Alabama are ready to ban abortion

With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, West Virginia and Alabama are ready to ban abortion

On Tuesday, they joined four other states whose “trigger bans” take effect if Roe v. Wade falls. Alabama and West Virginia moved one step closer to banning abortion for all residents on Tuesday. Voters in Alabama approved a measure that gives fetuses legal “personhood” status. In West Virginia, meanwhile, voters backed an initiative stating that nothing in its constitution “secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” Both measures, abortion…

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Jeff Sessions helped create Trump’s brand of evangelical patriotism. It will outlast him.

Jeff Sessions helped create Trump’s brand of evangelical patriotism. It will outlast him.

The ousted attorney general was an architect of Christian nationalist propaganda in America. One of the most vocal Christian nationalists in the Trump administration is leaving his post. Just one day after the 2018 midterms, President Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, seemingly over lingering anger at Sessions’s 2017 decision to recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation. In so doing, however, Trump has eliminated from his administration one of the highest-ranking, and…

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Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand, iWork, and Clips as new devices launch

Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand, iWork, and Clips as new devices launch

Now that Apple’s full fall hardware lineup is officially available, the company has announced a slew of updates for its video creation and productivity apps. First, a new iMovie update will let users connect an external display to an iPad or iPhone, which allows screen mirroring or creating a full-screen preview of what you’re editing. (Full-screen previews require an iPhone 7 or newer, sixth-generation iPad or newer, or a 2017 iPad Pro or newer.) In…

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How to succeed in business by being a Taylor Swift fan

How to succeed in business by being a Taylor Swift fan

Fandom can be an expensive hobby, but there are also ways to get paid for your time and affection. Twenty-two-year-old financial analyst Zainub Amir moved to New York City from Albany last June, around the time that her Taylor Swift news account @SimplySFans celebrated its seventh birthday on Twitter. The account has 124,000 followers as of this writing, but when Amir started it at the end of eighth grade, there was almost no demand for…

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What Jeff Sessions’s ouster means for Robert Mueller: 3 scenarios

What Jeff Sessions’s ouster means for Robert Mueller: 3 scenarios

The new acting attorney general Matt Whitaker could try to shut things down. Or he could more subtly interfere. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from involvement in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, is out. And Matthew Whitaker, who has publicly brainstormed about how President Donald Trump could rein in Mueller, has been named acting attorney general — putting him in charge of the Russia probe. What comes next isn’t clear. But it…

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