Final Fantasy XV’s mobile strategy spinoff launches today

The newest addition to the Final Fantasy XV universe goes in a very different direction. Today Square Enix is launching Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire on iOS and Android, a game developed by the same studio behind lucrative (and heavily advertised) mobile games Game of War and Mobile Strike. …

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The X Prize Is Now Backing Sci-Fi Like It Backs IRL Science

For years, the X Prize Foundation has funded competitions that ask participants to make sci-fi a reality: a device to extract water from thin air, like Star Trek’s replicator; a tool to instantly diagnose disease, like the Star Trek tricorder; a crime alert network, inspired by Minority Report. But for …

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New under-display fingerprint sensor is slow but promising

Now that edge-to-edge displays are commonplace on smartphones, the new holy grail for mobile engineering is the creation of the under-display fingerprint sensor. Not under glass — that’s easy — but under the thickness of the glass plus display, something nobody has quite mastered on a production scale yet. Yesterday …

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What you need to know about the new ransomware ravaging the internet

A new form of malware hit the internet Tuesday, shutting down systems across Europe and impacting companies from the U.S. to Russia. Unfortunately, the attack, which early reports indicate seems to have hurt Ukrainian organizations and agencies more in particular, is still largely a mystery for security researchers. A form of ransomware, …

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