Avengers: Endgame is returning to theaters with a new post-credits scene

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Avengers: Endgame is finally getting an official post-credits scene, with a limited-time rerelease in theaters this weekend.

Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige told Screen Rant that a new version of Endgame will appear in theaters that has a couple of additional scenes not in the original. Feige said if people “stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.”

The description suggests that Endgame’s additional materials won’t be akin to the quick post-credit scenes Marvel fans are accustomed to. Feige didn’t provide any additional details, but told Screen Rant the rerelease would roll into theaters “next weekend.” That’s one week before Spider-Man: Far From Home comes…

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Founder salaries, diversity tactics, fintech roboadvisors, and startups improving mental health

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Startup founders need to decide how much salary is enough One of the great things about running your own startup is that you have the independence to make critical business decisions, but those decisions can get very complicated when you are the direct beneficiary. When it comes to ethics and optics, few early decisions are […]

How to replace Google’s Trips app

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Google’s travel app Trips is shutting down on August 5th, ceding its territory to apps such as TripIt and RoadTrippers. It’s unfortunate; Trips was a handy app for travelers, offering a quick and easy way to track your travel plans, find your saved places, and explore unfamiliar territory. You could also download your information to the app so that it would be accessible offline, very handy when you are overseas and using a temporary data plan.

Google has created a page describing all the various methods you can use to replace the features of the soon-to-be-gone Trips app. What follows are some of Google’s suggestions, with a bit of extra commentary to help you get at least some of the same functionality:

  • You can use Google Maps to find…

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Journey creator’s new game is designed ‘to battle against the human nature’

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Journey creator Jenova Chen is drawn to making positive game experiences. Thatgamecompany’s latest title, Sky: Children of the Light, is an exploration into altruism and kindness, wrapped up in a beautiful mobile experience.

But just as Journey made Chen eager to create something players could share with their less video game-inclined friends, Sky has taught him an important lesson as well: people sort of suck.

“We also have to make sure the social dynamics don’t become hostile,” Chen says. “We want this to be a friendly experience … we designed so many things to battle against the human nature, to keep this world friendly.”

Journey, released in 2012, was an instant hit among critics, who praised its gorgeous world and innovative…

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The OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Outstanding Performance & Screen, Adequate Everything Else

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It’s been a month since OnePlus released their new flagship devices for 2019: The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone is one of the most awaited devices of the year and with the OnePlus 7 Pro, the company is promising to deliver a significantly better “ultra-high-end” device than ever before. Indeed over the last few years OnePlus has evolved from being a niche brand to actually being one of the most recognized smartphone vendors. With the increased popularity and product maturity, prices have also gone up, and the new OP7Pro carves itself into a higher tier device segment. Still, OnePlus’ product mantra remains unchanged and the new phone promises to deliver outstanding value for the price, being nick-named the “Flagship Killer”.

Today we review the OnePlus 7 Pro in depth, and investigate the device’s outstanding performance, the new unique 90Hz 1440p OLED display, and OnePlus’ take on a new triple-camera setup and implementation of a 48MP sensor. Naturally, we also have to talk about the phone’s new design – characterised by the new full-screen bezel-less display and pop-up front camera.

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a free-form 2D brawler with a unique sense of melancholy

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The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a game that wears its influences on its sleeve, yet manages to feel altogether exceptional. At first glance, it appears to be a simple, side-scrolling beat-em-up in thrall to River City Ransom, but it blends life-sim elements from games like Persona and Shenmue with punchy combat and excellent, world-weary writing that you wouldn’t expect from a pixel-art tale about delinquent school kids.

I played a lot of The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa on a recent vacation and couldn’t get it out of my head, so I got in touch with its developer, which turned out to be just one guy from Moscow who goes by the name Yeo. As it happens, the story behind the game is as unusual as the game itself. It’s not every day that you…

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Localization in Vue 2.0 Single File Components Without Using an i18n Library

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This post is a quick note on localization. Recently I needed to add some localization features to a front-end project running Vue 2.0. Why not just use an i18n package? That would probably have been a good thing to do, but those I found either had confusing documentation, a high number of old unresolved issues on GitHub, or warnings from npm audit. And my needs were very simple: translate a few text blocks.

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Localization is not always easy, but how hard is it to get it done without extra dependencies?

Starting Simple

Let’s start with a simple Vue app in a single HTML file using a CDN to load Vue.

The new Kindle Oasis lets you adjust color temperature for night reading

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Amazon has a new version of its high-end Kindle Oasis, and it’s adding the ability to change the color temperature of the display, in a first for Amazon’s e-reader lineup.

The new feature allows users to adjust how warm the color tone of the display is, allowing for a warmer, less harsh light that should be useful for reading at night (or simply for readers who prefer the more off-white color of actual paper).

Like many night mode systems, users will also be able to automatically schedule the warmer tone display, either on a manual cycle or to coincide with sunrise and sunset. The new feature also helps differentiate the high-end Oasis from the increasingly similar Paperwhite (which got updated last fall with…

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Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s best-selling game — and it’s about to get even bigger

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In the early ‘90s, Street Fighter II was everywhere. It dominated arcades and became a best-seller on home consoles like the Super Nintendo. It was this overwhelming success and cultural impact that made Kaname Fujioka want to work at Capcom. He got his wish a few years after SFII launched, and during his early years at the company he witnessed yet another breakout hit with the original Resident Evil, which went on to spawn a massive entertainment franchise.

Fujioka eventually shifted his focus to the Monster Hunter franchise, which historically had been one of Japan’s biggest game series, but also one that failed to garner much global attention. But that all changed with last year’s Monster Hunter: World, which to date has sold more…

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Netflix reveals the top TVs it thinks you should use to binge watch in 2019

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Netflix has a tradition, in practice since 2015, of annually proclaiming which TVs, of all the TVs in the land, are best suited to serving you its content. The streaming company’s criteria for determining ‘best’ is different from what you’d expect from The Wirecutter or Consumer reports – but if you’re a Netflix ride-or-die level […]

Cut the cord and get free local TV with these HD antennas

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So you cut the cord and got rid of cable? Join the steadily growing club. But while you’re out picking a streaming service, you might find one big blind spot: Local TV and sports, not to mention first-run programming from the big cable networks. Luckily, there’s a throwback way to get it for free: The good old reliable antenna. And we’re not talking about rabbit ears. Here are four examples of the new generation of HDTV antennas, ready to grab the wealth of free TV that’s still on the airwaves.

Rveal Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna

The Rveal sums up what’s great about the new generation of antennas: Easy setup and no monthly fees. Just plug it in and it scans for signals from broadcast antennas up to 50 miles away, bringing in images in 4K resolution. Pick up the Rveal Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna for $19.99, more than 30% off the original cost.

ANTOP Paper Thin 30-Mile AT-105 Indoor HDTV Antenna

This is the budget antenna in ANTOP’s line, and it’s still impressive enough for most digital TVs. At .02 inches thick, It’s nearly invisible even when fully mounted on the wall or by a window, where it picks up HD Over-The-Air signals from 30 miles away. You can get the ANTOP Paper Thin 30-Mile AT-105 Indoor HDTV Antenna for $16.99, more than half off the MSRP of $34.99.

ANTOP AT-402B Outdoor/Indoor Digital TV Antenna

Not only does this model boast Smartpass programming that can pick up channels from up to 70 miles away, but it can also filter unwanted 3G and 4G signals for better, more consistent reception. Read the rest

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