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What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers

What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers

Earlier this week, Xbox One owners participating in the Xbox Preview program were greeted with a rather nice surprise: Microsoft has implemented a beta test for a refund system. Not only is this refund system apparently planned for both Xbox One and Windows 10, but it's also self-service, meaning you don't need to go through customer support to get your money back. This is very exciting news because it's a move that's ultimately great for consumers.

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SlashGear’s Best of the 2017 New York Auto Show

SlashGear’s Best of the 2017 New York Auto Show

The 2017 New York Auto Show saw its fair share of intriguing new car and truck debuts, but as always there are a handful that stand out from the pack. We spent two days scouring the halls of the Javits Center to bring you our best of show wrap-up and show you the vehicles that got us the most exciting at the last big car show of the season.

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2018 Volvo XC60 SUV gains much-needed style, power, and improves safety

2018 Volvo XC60 SUV gains much-needed style, power, and improves safety

The 2018 Volvo XC60 might have been unveiled to the world earlier this year in Geneva, but that doesn't make its presence at the 2017 New York Auto Show any less important for the car company. This mid-size SUV is strong seller for the Swedish brand, and after nearly a decade with the previous platform the update seems certain to make it over to our side of the Atlantic and continue the same strong performance with loyal customers.

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Why Cadillac Super Cruise out-Autopilots Tesla’s autonomous tech

Why Cadillac Super Cruise out-Autopilots Tesla’s autonomous tech

Cadillac's Super Cruise may be a practically invisible change on the 2018 CT6, but the semi-autonomous driving system is actually one of the biggest announcements at the New York International Auto Show. It's intended to take control of the luxury sedan on the roads where drivers get most bored, highways and freeways, and though it may only be Level 2 autonomy, it wraps up a number of hands-off technologies that could give drivers the confidence that rival systems lack. I caught up with Barry Walkup, Super Cruise Chief engineer at Cadillac, to find out why.

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Genesis GV80 Concept SUV will lose the hydrogen, but keep the style

Genesis GV80 Concept SUV will lose the hydrogen, but keep the style

When the Genesis brand debuted last year, it had two large sedans to offer to its potential luxury customers - but a notable lack of SUVs in a market where big cars are being gradually replaced by their more practical counterparts. Genesis addressed that gap in its line-up at the New York Auto Show with the GV80 Concept, a large sport-utility vehicle that hints at how an upcoming production SUV could look for the automaker.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata brings minor changes, new transmission for Turbo model

2018 Hyundai Sonata brings minor changes, new transmission for Turbo model

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata broke cover at the 2017 New York Auto Show, and while the changes to the strong-selling sedan aren't extensive, they are noticeable to anyone who has been keeping track of the four-door's evolution into a major family car player.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk SUV hits 180-mph on stage in New York

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk SUV hits 180-mph on stage in New York

Despite most of the details having been released ahead of its New York Auto Show debut, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk certainly managed to impress everyone in the crowd with a startling run to 180-mph on a stage-mounted dynometer. The stunt was designed to prove that not only is the Trackhawk the fastest Jeep ever built, but also the quickest SUV currently on the market.

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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe bring the SUV noise to NYC

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe bring the SUV noise to NYC

AMG's tendrils already extend far and wide into the Mercedes-Benz family of cars and SUVs, but the Silver Star's in-house tuning arm unveil two new siblings at the 2017 New York Auto Show in form of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe.

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iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8 : release of Apple’s beast

iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8 : release of Apple’s beast

Android devices of all sorts are coming up in the world, rallying these last couple of years with features that rival even the iPhone. That's a strange thing to say as someone who's supposed to be unbiased about which smartphone is best - but looking at sales numbers, it's clear Apple's been quite dominant since 2007, while devices like Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series as well as Google's Pixel lines are coming to take a piece of the action. With the iPhone 8, otherwise known as or code-named iPhone X, Apple may show that they're not simply holding back features from power users - they've just been lying in wait.

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2018 Lincoln Navigator is a bold “Continental SUV”

2018 Lincoln Navigator is a bold “Continental SUV”

Lincoln has revealed its next taste of American Luxury in the shape of the 2018 Navigator, a full-size SUV that doesn't stint on chrome. Unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show 2017, the 2018 Navigator borrows heavily from the Navigator Concept shown off last year, though drops some of the more eye-catching details of that show car. Nonetheless, this isn't an SUV you'll miss on the road.

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Infiniti QX80 Monograph reimagines the huge, unapologetic SUV

Infiniti QX80 Monograph reimagines the huge, unapologetic SUV

Infiniti may be best known for its curvaceous Red Sport coupes and sedans today, but the automaker is looking to step up its game in the luxury large SUV segment wth something very much like this, the Infiniti QX80 Monograph. Described as a "design study" for the New York International Auto Show 2017, the bold SUV won't see a launch as-is, but cues are likely to appear on whatever Infiniti brings to market. If the response is good, though, there's a fair chance that some of the bolder elements.

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2018 Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder is sub-$60k option in refreshed range

2018 Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder is sub-$60k option in refreshed range

Jaguar has refreshed its iconic F-Type for the 2018 model year, adding a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine to the lightest, cheapest version so far. Unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show 2017, the new 2018 F-Type 2.0-liter Ingenium T/C i4 joins its siblings with an updated design, better specs as standard, and a more ergonomic cabin. However, it also pushes the price of a new F-Type under the $60k mark.

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