The Matrix Code Came From Sushi Recipesbut Which?

Do you see it when you close your eyes? Does it show up in your dreams? Odds are, if you saw The Matrix in 1999 or any time thereafter, the image of green characters cascading down a black screen is cemented in your mind's eye. Despite the fact that it's in a movie with one iconic scene after the next, the tumbling green code is one of the film's most enduring images—and gives The Matrix the distinction of having one of the few title sequences in history one could call "brilliant." (I will apologize for nothing, George Lucas.) It looked cool and it summed up the question at the core of Wachowskis’ masterpiece: What if none of this is real? …

The Mueller Report Is Here, Apple’s Big Event, and More News

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: The Mueller Report, Finally After nearly two years of work, special counsel Robert Mueller has turned in his final report to the nation's attorney general, William Barr. But what happens next is anyone's guess. For now the report will be for Barr's eyes only, who at some point will submit his own report to Congress with as much, or as little, information as he chooses to share. So for now, we wait. Again. What to Expect from Apple's Upcoming Event Just because Apple released new iPads, new iMacs, and new AirPods this week, that doesn't mean the party's over. The company has an event scheduled for 10 am Pacific Monday, …

What to Expect From Monday’s Big Apple Event

If Apple has “one more thing” to add at the end of its event Monday, it might just be something you’ll read or watch in the near future—not the hardware you’ll watch it on. The March 25 event will be focused on media, with an assemblage of top magazine publishers and entertainment executives gathered to support, at least outwardly, Apple’s latest efforts around content aggregation and distribution. This is all part of its “services” business, and it’s an increasingly important part of the company's future. The maker of premium hardware knows that it can only sell so many gadgets, and getting people hooked into its software platforms and apps is a critical part of ensuring they still buy Apple. The …

Captain Marvel Is About Female PowerNot Empowerment

If there's one line, one quote, that will endure from Captain Marvel, it'll likely be this one from Carol Danvers herself: "What happens when I'm finally set free?" It's rhetorical. Danvers says this as she's coming to realize the true awesomeness of her powers. For years, she's had her past hidden from her, been gaslighted into believing she needed to rein in her powers to be a better warrior for the Kree. This was not true. She had been fighting "with one hand tied behind my back," and when she realizes who she should really be fighting for, her might is unleashed. She is unstoppable. Angela Watercutter Marvel Finally Released the Trailer Captain Marvel Needed Angela Watercutter Rotten Tomatoes' Revamp …

A Beginner’s Guide to TikTok

It’s been more than three years since the lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, first became popular among tweens and teens. The social network has since spread far beyond Generation Z: TikTok has been downloaded over 1 billion times, including 96 million in the United States, according to estimates from the research firm Sensor Tower. It’s also owned by the Chinese company Bytedance, now considered one of the most valuable startups in the world. The app itself revolves around sharing 15-second videoclips, which are set to music often licensed from artists and record labels. TikTok is now beloved not only by lip-syncing 14-year-olds, but also by comedians, athletes, and, yes, brands. Major corporations like Coca-Cola, Nike, ABC, and Google …