Elon Musk makes nice with the farting unicorn artist

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It sure seems like the saga of Elon Musk and The Farting Unicorn™ is reaching a satisfactory conclusion, clearing up Musk’s plate to continue feuding with rescuers of children stranded in caves or journalists or whoever else is on deck. 

The story, thus far, in case you hadn’t heard: A drawing of a farting unicorn showed up as a Tesla easter egg but a woman named Lisa Prank claimed Musk ripped it off from the artist (her father) without permission and Musk was pretty Musk-y about it

hey y’all Grimes’ boyfriend ripped off my dad’s art! this is a true story! what do you have to say for yourself @elonmusk ?? https://t.co/TMMJAS1ZGM

— Lisa Prank (@lisaprank) June 26, 2018 Read more…

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These could be the last charging cables you ever buy — and they're on sale

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Standard issue charging cables are, as a whole, undependable.

Not only are they prone to breakage, but they juice up your phone for an unnecessarily long time.

The best thing to do is to choose a cable that is tough as nails and has the capability of transferring data and powering up your device at lightning speeds. Below, you’ll find a list of cables that fit those criteria, all on sale.

Syncwire UNBREAKcable: MFi-Certified Lightning

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Perfect for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod, this is one heavy-duty cable that features a tinplate interior, and a TPE jacket exterior. Wrapped internal wires prevent friction or fraying. It has proven to hold over 30,000 cycles of 90-degree bends and up to 275 lbs — in case you were skeptical. And it also has an 8-pin connector that delivers speedy data transfer, syncing, and of course, charging. Read more…

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These could be the last charging cables you ever buy — and they're on sale

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Standard issue charging cables are, as a whole, undependable.

Not only are they prone to breakage, but they juice up your phone for an unnecessarily long time.

The best thing to do is to choose a cable that is tough as nails and has the capability of transferring data and powering up your device at lightning speeds. Below, you’ll find a list of cables that fit those criteria, all on sale.

Syncwire UNBREAKcable: MFi-Certified Lightning

Image: syncwire

Perfect for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod, this is one heavy-duty cable that features a tinplate interior, and a TPE jacket exterior. Wrapped internal wires prevent friction or fraying. It has proven to hold over 30,000 cycles of 90-degree bends and up to 275 lbs — in case you were skeptical. And it also has an 8-pin connector that delivers speedy data transfer, syncing, and of course, charging. Read more…

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How to learn coding online at a rock-bottom price

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Your foray into coding doesn’t have to start and end with the basic HTML you inadvertently learned while you were sprucing up your MySpace and Neopets profile way back when. Needless to say, coding isn’t just about creating swanky banners and changing font colors. If you truly commit to learning it — we’re talking hours of immersing yourself in programming languages — the world is in your hands. You can create any digital product you want, broaden your job prospects, and maybe even earn buttloads of cash.

For a total newbie, it can be intimidating to dip your toes into such a complex field. It’s even harder to choose where to start and try to squeeze in training time in your already loaded schedule. Read more…

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Twitter CEO responds to mountains of criticism from The New York Times

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The New York Times is calling out Twitter and Twitter’s CEO has some thoughts.

New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman wrote about why she’s taking a break from Twitter on Friday, including a laundry list of reasonable examples explaining why the app has become an unbearable experience for her and others. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hit back with his own take on the situation in a multi-part thread.

In Haberman’s analysis, she describes how Twitter has gotten worse and worse in many regards over the years, developing into an unreliable source filled with toxic interactions and vitriol. Much of her overarching criticism is boiled down in these two paragraphs: Read more…

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The Moto Z3 Play is the midrange phone to buy… if the OnePlus 6 isn't an option

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Moto Z3 Play
$499.99
The Good

Premium glass and metal design • Great display • Clean • near stock Android • Comes with battery Moto Mod (U.S.)

The Bad

So-so battery life • Average cameras • No headphone jack • Fingerprint sensor’s weird for lefties

The Bottom Line

The Moto Z3 Play has a premium design and big, sharp screen that’ll win you over, but its average battery life and cameras might turn you off.

Mashable Score3.75
Cool Factor4.0
Learning Curve5.0
Performance3.0
Bang for the Buck3.0

The OnePlus 6 should be at the very top of your list if you’re on a budget of about $500-$600. However, there’s a deal deal-breaker: If you’re on Verizon or Sprint, the OnePlus 6 isn’t compatible with those networks. Read more…

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