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The 2018 Game Awards will stream live on December 6th

E3 hasn't even started yet, but that isn't stopping The Game Awards from planning its annual ceremony. Geoff Keighley's game industry gala will take place on December 6th at 8:30PM Eastern, complete with free livestreams on both the awards' website a… Source: Engadget | The 2018 Game Awards will stream live on December 6th

Sega's 'Team Sonic Racing' is all about co-op karting

Sega can't resist Sonic the Hedgehog-themed racing games, but this time it's adding a twist that might have a meaningful impact on gameplay. It's offering a sneak peek at Team Sonic Racing, which introduces (surprise!) a team dynamic to the familiar… Source: Engadget | Sega's 'Team Sonic Racing' is all about co-op karting

Google Chrome now supports more password-free sign-ins

Google is acting on its promise to banish more passwords. It just released Chrome 67 for the desktop, bringing the Web Authentication standard to what's arguably the most popular browser. As with Firefox, the technology allows password-free sign-in… Source: Engadget | Google Chrome now supports more password-free sign-ins

Latest 'Star Citizen' ship pack costs as much as a car

Just how committed are you to the perpetually unfinished Star Citizen? Committed enough that you'd be willing to take out a loan? If so, you're in luck. Cloud Imperium has introduced a Legatus Pack that gives you 117 ships and 163 extras for $27,0… Source: Engadget | Latest 'Star Citizen' ship pack costs as much …

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Samsung opens second North American AI lab in Toronto

If it wasn't already apparent that Canada is becoming a major hub for AI research, it is now. Samsung has opened an AI Center (or Centre, for the Canadian crowd) in Toronto, and it's only the company's second big lab in North America — the other is… Source: Engadget | Samsung opens second North American …

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Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac… Source: Engadget | Ask Engadget: Is Instagram creeping on my kid?

NVIDIA's budget GTX 1050 3GB is for gamers, not crypto-miners

Despite the looming arrival of its next-gen graphics cards, NVIDIA quietly unveiled a new budget model, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB. It's positioned between the regular 2GB GTX 1050 and the 4GB 1050 Ti, with a faster base clock but lower memory bandwidt… Source: Engadget NVIDIA's budget GTX 1050 3GB is for gamers, not crypto-miners

NASA will create coldest place in the universe to study quantum physics

It's hard to study quantum behavior on Earth. You can amplify the effects of quantum mechanics by zapping groups of specific atoms (Bose-Einstein condensates) with lasers that drop their temperature to near absolute zero, but that only works for frac… Source: Engadget

Tesla releases source code for some of its in-car tech

Tesla doesn't have many fans in the open source crowd. It based its car platforms on open platforms like Linux and BusyBox, but it has gone years without sharing the source code their license (the GPL) requires. The company is finally setting thing… Source: Engadget

Sprint offers free LTE data to anyone who buys a Snapdragon PC

The best thing about Qualcomm and Microsoft's "Always Connected PC" platform is the promise of being online anywhere, anytime. But that can also come at a cost — data isn't free. That is, until now. Sprint is offering free unlimited 4G LTE to anyone… Source: Engadget

In time for hacking season, the US has no cybersecurity coordinator

Picture the scene: John Bolton stands proudly against a backdrop of an American flag, smiling beneath his pruriently confrontative mustache, dusting his hands off as befits a man who's just completed a task of wistfully virile middle-management. Joh… Source: Engadget