Matt Novak's posts - French uPOST

Boeing May Be About to Lose a $5 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes Boeing May Be About to Lose a $5 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions of dollars.

Facebook Exec Gets New Title as 'VP of Integrity' for Less Than a Day Facebook Exec Gets New Title as 'VP of Integrity' for Less Than a Day

Guy Rosen is Facebook’s vice president of Product Management. But when the company published an update about the Christchurch massacre in the middle of the night on Wednesday, Rosen got a shiny new title: VP of Integrity. That is, until a journalist called Facebook out on the switch.

Boeing Charged Extra Money for 'Vital' Safety Features on 737 Max Boeing Charged Extra Money for 'Vital' Safety Features on 737 Max

Boeing makes a lot of money selling planes around the world. But if you want all the bells and whistles that help ensure those planes don’t fall out of the sky, that sometimes costs extra.

San Francisco Wants to Ban All E-Cigarette Sales San Francisco Wants to Ban All E-Cigarette Sales

The city of San Francisco has proposed a new ban on all e-cigarettes that haven’t been approved by the FDA from being sold in the city. The catch? No e-cigarette has been approved by the FDA.

18-Year-Old Arrested in New Zealand For Sharing Terrorist's Facebook Video  18-Year-Old Arrested in New Zealand For Sharing Terrorist's Facebook Video 

An 18-year-old man who shared a video of Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand has been charged with distributing the video and inciting violence. The man allegedly posted a photo of one of the mosques targeted in Friday’s attacks with the words “target acquired.” He faces up to 28 years in prison,…

New Zealand's Prime Minister Says Social Media Can't Be 'All Profit, No Responsibility' New Zealand's Prime Minister Says Social Media Can't Be 'All Profit, No Responsibility'

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, gave a powerful speech in that country’s parliament today expressing solidarity with the victims of Friday’s terrorist attack that left 50 dead and dozens injured. Ardern also had strong words for the social media companies that enabled the shooter to broadcast his…

This Fun Fact Will Change the Way You Watch the Movie Airplane! This Fun Fact Will Change the Way You Watch the Movie Airplane!

It’s no secret that the 1980 comedy movie Airplane! is a parody. But for some reason, I’ve spent my entire life believing that Airplane! was a broad parody of 1970s disaster movies. And while the movie clearly took inspiration from some of those films, it’s actually a very specific parody of a movie from 1957 called …

Richard Erdman, Actor From The Twilight Zone and Stalag 17, Dies at 93 Richard Erdman, Actor From The Twilight Zone and Stalag 17, Dies at 93

Richard Erdman, a character actor whose amazing career dates back to the 1940s and includes over 170 acting credits, has died at an assisted living home in Los Angeles, California. He was 93.

President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.

50 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook [Updated] 50 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook [Updated]

At least 50 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims at two mosques and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…

71 Percent of Americans Still Don't Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey 71 Percent of Americans Still Don't Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey

Most Americans are terrified of riding in autonomous vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA. And rather than getting more comfortable with the futuristic technology, people are becoming more afraid.

U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth

President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would order all Boeing 737 Max-8 and Max-9 planes grounded in the U.S. following Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people and an October crash in Indonesia that killed 189. The U.S. is the last major country…

Music Writer From 1999 Predicts What Bands Will Still Be Around in 2019 Music Writer From 1999 Predicts What Bands Will Still Be Around in 2019

What musicians that you enjoy today will still be around in 20 years? It’s tough to say. But the good people of 1999 tried to predict just that in an article that might raise a few eyebrows here in the year 2019.

That Viral Video of President Trump 'Forgetting His Toupee' Is Totally Fake That Viral Video of President Trump 'Forgetting His Toupee' Is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video doing the rounds of President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago lifting up his hat? According to the caption, the president “forgot” that he’s “not wearing his toupee,” and it’s getting passed around Twitter like crazy today. In reality, the video has been digitally manipulated to make Trump…

Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189…

Which U.S. Airlines Operate the Boeing 737 Max-8? Which U.S. Airlines Operate the Boeing 737 Max-8?

The Boeing 737 Max-8 is one of the newest commercial airplanes in the sky. But after yesterday’s crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia, it’s already involved in two of the deadliest crashes of the past few years. Sadly, another Boeing 737 Max-8 crashed in Indonesia this past October, killing 189 people.

Airlines Begin to Ground Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes After Deadly Ethiopian Crash Airlines Begin to Ground Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes After Deadly Ethiopian Crash

Multiple airlines around the world, along with the countries of China and Indonesia, have decided to ground Boeing 737 Max-8 planes in the wake of a crash on Sunday that killed 157 people. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 was the second by a Boeing 737 Max-8 in the past five months. This past October, a…

Alaska Airlines Confuses Columbus and Cleveland While Announcing Latest Route Alaska Airlines Confuses Columbus and Cleveland While Announcing Latest Route

Alaska Airlines announced yesterday that it would start direct flights from its hub in Seattle, Washington to Columbus, Ohio. But the airline might want to take a quick peek at a real map. Because the graphic that the company posted to Twitter doesn’t show them traveling to Columbus. That’s Cleveland.

Kids From 2009 Predict Jobs of the Future Kids From 2009 Predict Jobs of the Future

Want to feel old? The year 2009 was 10 years ago. No, really. And if you want to feel really old, here’s a video where fourth-grade kids explain what jobs they think will exist in the future.

Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie

The U.S. Air Force has released the first images of its latest combat drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie. The new aircraft, which went from concept to first test flight in 2.5 years, “behaved as expected” on its first test flight this week, according to the Air Force.

More Matt Novak's posts »

Language