Holy moly, stop everything, there’s going to be a fourth Matrix movie.
“The Matrix," one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time has spawned a third sequel, 20 years later.
The first two sequels, “The Matrix Reloaded,” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” emerged in 2003, four years after the original. (Some people pretend the latter two don’t exist, but whatever — I’ve seen them all a bunch of times and they’re variously amazing, and topping the original was always going to be impossible.)
The good news:
The bad news:
Bring on the 2020-era bullet-time special effects!
📺 Eric Zeman spent a whole week in China with Huawei. Here’s what he learned. (Android Authority). Two things: Honor sales account for more than 50% of Huawei sales, which surprised me. Also, on the Mate X: “It’s so rare to see one, in fact, that most Huawei employees have yet to lay eyes on it.”
🎶 If Google could finish just one of its music apps that would be great (Ausdroid). Not that Spotify minds.
🆕 Oppo Reno 2 detailed: Here’s what to expect from non-20X zoom variant. I thought I didn’t care because it’s only the 20X zoom that I want to know more about, but it comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G which is an interesting new chip. (Android Authority).
📲 ASUS ZenFone 6, Razer Phone, and three Samsung Galaxy phones get LineageOS 16 support (XDA).
🕷 Huge news in the world of superheroes: Spider-Man will no longer be shared by Marvel and Sony (Deadline). People are upset (CNET).
🍎 Apple Card review: A credit card that will lock you to an iPhone forever (Mashable).
🔊 Shazam data is powering Apple Music’s newest chart, the Shazam Discovery Top 50. Remember when Apple bought Shazam? (TechCrunch).
🕵️♂️ EU antitrust regulators have Facebook’s Libra currency in their sights (Bloomberg).
🔓 Story: “SimpliSafe’s new $99 smart lock automatically bolts when you arm your alarm.” The real story: you have to pay $25 each month to use the smart lock with an app (The Verge). Per month! Every month!
🚲 DoorDash is still pocketing workers’ tips, almost a month after it promised to stop (Vox).
🚀 We’re going to Europa! Europa Clipper's Mission to Jupiter’s icy moon confirmed by NASA (nasa.gov).
💎 Woman finds 3.72-Carat yellow diamond while watching YouTube video on how to find diamonds (Gizmodo).
🌳 AI listening devices, using Google technology, are helping Sumatra's rangers topple illegal loggers (reset.org)
Go to Geek Prank and try the online Windows XP simulator, play with the classic Minesweeper and Tetris games or listen to some music.
Slate asks, “Why are there so many weird tech patents?”. And it’s true. Companies all over are patenting things they have no intention of developing and have been for a long time.
Slate also, kindly, explains why
Have a good one,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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