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Epic Games Store now has a customer-friendly refund policy, matching Steam

Epic Games Store now has a customer-friendly refund policy, matching Steam

The Epic Games Store launched last month with the potential to make the biggest shake-up in the PC games marketplace since, well Steam, its biggest rival at this point. Unfortunately, it made its debut with a much more conservative refund policy than what Steam users are accustomed to. There's good news today, though, as Epic has announced a new refund system that allows players an unlimited number of refunds, making it an almost direct match for Valve's storefront.

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Apple AirPower charging pad may finally be launching soon

Apple AirPower charging pad may finally be launching soon

If you've been wondering where Apple's AirPower charging accessory is, you're far from the only one. The wireless charging pad was announced alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X way back in 2017, and while Apple told us then that it would be released sometime in 2018, here we are in 2019 still waiting for an update. The latest news is far from an official confirmation that AirPower will be shipping soon, however it is the most credible rumor about the device we've heard in some time.

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New Lincolns get a year of Tidal music streaming free

New Lincolns get a year of Tidal music streaming free

Tidal may trail far behind rivals Spotify and Apple Music, but it's not dropping out of the streaming music game. You might take the same view about car company Lincoln, which is far from the biggest name in luxury SUVs, but over the last several months it's been working hard at updating both its image and vehicles. This may not be the reason behind their teaming up, of course, but Tidal and Lincoln have announced up to a year of the high-quality music streaming service for new car owners.

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Best Buy has a great deal on the 2018 iPad Pro

Best Buy has a great deal on the 2018 iPad Pro

Last fall, Apple released its most impressive iPad Pro models yet, featuring a gorgeous display, minimal bezels thanks to the adoption of the iPhone X's Face ID in place of a Touch ID home button, and a stunning chassis redesign that results in Apple's thinnest tablets yet. Combined with iOS 12, the new iPad Pros are the closest yet to a true laptop replacement. They also, however, come with steep price tags, but Best Buy is currently running an amazing discount.

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2020 Toyota Supra makes full debut in official video leak

2020 Toyota Supra makes full debut in official video leak

The long-awaited 2020 Toyota Supra will finally be unveiled at next week's Detroit Auto Show, and thanks to a handful of previous leaks and camouflaged spy shots we already had a pretty good idea of what the two-door coupe would look like. But today get a full-blown look at the car in video with no obstructions. It's another leak, of course, but this time the source is the carmaker itself, thanks to an accidental Twitter post by Toyota Mexico.

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Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car

Ressence’s Type 2 solar-powered mechanical smartwatch costs more than a car

Watchmaker Ressence is known for its expensive, minimal-designed mechanical watches, but now the company is taking its biggest step towards smartwatch functionality with its new Type 2. First revealed a year ago as a concept, the Type 2 features a solar-powered "e-Crown" that allows it to self-adjust the time as well as manage two different time zones, all paired with mechanical movement.

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Apple greets CES 2019 with snarky iPhone privacy billboard

Apple greets CES 2019 with snarky iPhone privacy billboard

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in earnest on Monday, and like every year before Apple won't be participating, instead preferring its own carefully planned media events. Despite this, the company has clearly made itself known this year with a large billboard ad placed right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, where CES is taking place. The ad isn't for a new Apple product, rather it's throwing shade at other companies in attendance by highlighting Apple's privacy policies.

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Audeze Mobius 3D headphones getting head gesture gaming input feature

Audeze Mobius 3D headphones getting head gesture gaming input feature

Audeze is well-known for its audiophile-friendly, music-focused headphones, but last year it made a shift towards gaming with the Mobius headset, featuring impressive 3D sound and head-tracking tech. Now the company is announcing a new feature coming to the Mobius that will allow users to input game commands with simple head movements.

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Apple tries to address iPad Pro ‘bendgate’ concerns with new support page

Apple tries to address iPad Pro ‘bendgate’ concerns with new support page

Since the debut of the 2018 iPad Pro, Apple has been facing a large number of concerns and complaints from customers about the tablet shipping with slight but noticeable bends in its body design. The issue grew in the weeks since the device began shipping in November, with users sharing photos online of their new iPad Pro appearing bent right out of the box. Apple stated in December that these slight bends were not considered defects, and it's now gone a step further with a new support page detailing the manufacturing process.

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Bumblebee auction: All 4 Transformers Camaros being sold

Bumblebee auction: All 4 Transformers Camaros being sold

Here's a car auction that's perfect for both Chevrolet Camaro fans and those who really like the Transformers movie series (there's at least a few out there, I'm sure). The first Transformers movie is known for featuring the debut of the then-new fifth generation Camaro over 11 years ago, with the vehicle staring as the car-form of hero Bumblebee. Now all four Camaros that have been featured in the film franchise since then are being auctioned as a special package.

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Asus announces Chrome OS tablet alongside refreshed Chomebooks

Asus announces Chrome OS tablet alongside refreshed Chomebooks

Chrome OS has been most successful in schools, powering low-cost, reliable devices for students. Asus has produced several Chromebook models aimed at the classroom, and now the company has updated its lineup with an interesting new addition: its first Chrome OS tablet. With a 9.7-inch touchscreen display, the Asus' CT100 seems perfectly geared for younger kids who prefer to touch over type, and it's reinforced to survive classroom abuse.

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Ford reveals 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, a tech-loaded hybrid Explorer

Ford reveals 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, a tech-loaded hybrid Explorer

Fans of the good old American SUV will getting their first look at Ford's 2020 Explorer next week when the truck makes its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. However, the car maker has given us an early look by revealing the new law-enforcement model, the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility. But not only does the police vehicle show off the visual design we expect to see on the next Explorer, it promises to be more fuel efficient with a hybrid model.

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