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Current Mortgage Rates for March 21, 2022: Rates Move Higher

Jeff Greenberg/Getty A few major mortgage rates saw growth today. The average interest rates for both 15-year fixed and 30-year fixed mortgages both trended upward. At the same time, average rates for 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also lifted. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages The average interest rate for a standard 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.55%, which is a growth of 22 basis points compared to one week ago. (A basis point is equivalent to 0.01%.) The most frequently used loan term is a 30-year fixed mortgage. A 30-year fixed mortgage will often have…

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Ghostwire Tokyo Review: A Spellbinding World if You’re Patient Enough to Explore It

Tango Gameworks / Bestheda Between Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West, 2022 has already been a ridiculous year for video games. Ghostwire Tokyo, which comes out March 25 and offers a dense open-world Tokyo to explore, isn’t allowing us to catch a breath.  Letting players loose in a literal ghost town packed with truly odd and unsettling sights, Ghostwire Tokyo is set in Shibuya following a supernatural event that has the citizens of Tokyo mysteriously disappearing. You’re tasked with uncovering this mystery and figuring out how to undo the damage. Throughout…

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Grab a $49 Bluetooth Speaker With Vintage Charm (Save $95)

Monster This story is part of Gift Guide, our year-round collection of the best gift ideas. Good, clear sound is the most important feature of Bluetooth speakers for most of us, but it doesn’t hurt when they look cool too. Monster’s vintage Bluetooth speaker with a built-in Qi charger is currently on sale for $49 plus free shipping at Meh.com. The last time this model went on sale, it was $20 more than it is now. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the snazzy portable speaker. While I haven’t…

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Apple Watch Series 3 Rumored to Be Discontinued This Year

The Apple Watch Series 3 may be discontinued in 2022.  Sarah Tew/CNET After being on the market for nearly five years, the Apple Watch Series 3 is rumored to be discontinued later this year. According to a Monday tweet from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Series 3 will meet its end of life in the fall because it may not meet the requirements of the upcoming WatchOS.  Apple typically unveils a new version of its WatchOS in June at WWDC. This year, WatchOS 9 is expected. The company is also…

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Elden Ring Ranni the Witch Sidequest: A Complete Guide

You’ve probably noticed this by now, but Elden Ring is a big game. Like, huge. Not only is it a massive open world, it’s also full of things to do — monsters to slay, weapons to collect and sidequests to complete. Ranni the Witch presents the biggest optional quest in the game, a mission that sends you through both beautiful and putrid locales.  Ranni’s quest is worth doing for three reasons. First, you’ll glean some valuable lore. Second, you’ll get some even more valuable loot. And finally, it’ll have an impact…

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Transform Your Outdoor Spaces With Up to 30% Off Govee Smart Lights

Govee Adjustable smart lights are a simple and convenient way to change the atmosphere of any room in your house, but why stop at just the inside? Govee makes a great selection of outdoor smart lights that can help transform your backyard or patio too, and today only at Amazon, you can find select sets on sale for up to 30% off. These deals are only available for today, so be sure to get your order in before the prices go back up. Summer is just around the corner, and…

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Atomically Thin Materials Significantly Shrink Qubits

Quantum computing is a devilishly complex technology, with many technical hurdles impacting its development. Of these challenges two critical issues stand out: miniaturization and qubit quality. IBM has adopted the superconducting qubit road map of reaching a 1,121-qubit processor by 2023, leading to the expectation that 1,000 qubits with today’s qubit form factor is feasible. However, current approaches will require very large chips (50 millimeters on a side, or larger) at the scale of small wafers, or the use of chiplets on multichip modules. While this approach will work, the…

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How AI Will Change Chip Design

There are currently about 440 fission reactors operating worldwide, which together can generate about 400 gigawatts of power with zero carbon emissions. Yet these fission plants, for all their value, have considerable downsides. The enriched uranium fuel they use must be kept secure. Devastating accidents, like the one at Fukushima in Japan, can leave areas uninhabitable. Fission waste by-products need to be disposed of safely, and they remain radioactive for thousands of years. Consequently, governments, universities, and companies have long looked to fusion to remedy these ills. Among those interested…

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Andrew Ng: Unbiggen AI – IEEE Spectrum

Andrew Ng has serious street cred in artificial intelligence. He pioneered the use of graphics processing units (GPUs) to train deep learning models in the late 2000s with his students at Stanford University, cofounded Google Brain in 2011, and then served for three years as chief scientist for Baidu, where he helped build the Chinese tech giant’s AI group. So when he says he has identified the next big shift in artificial intelligence, people listen. And that’s what he told IEEE Spectrum in an exclusive Q&A. Ng’s current efforts are…

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Countdown to the 2022 IEEE Annual Election

There are currently about 440 fission reactors operating worldwide, which together can generate about 400 gigawatts of power with zero carbon emissions. Yet these fission plants, for all their value, have considerable downsides. The enriched uranium fuel they use must be kept secure. Devastating accidents, like the one at Fukushima in Japan, can leave areas uninhabitable. Fission waste by-products need to be disposed of safely, and they remain radioactive for thousands of years. Consequently, governments, universities, and companies have long looked to fusion to remedy these ills. Among those interested…

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