Mortgage rates increase to highest rate since November 2008

Mortgage rates increase to highest rate since November 2008

Mortgage rates surged once again last week, edging closer to the 6% mark and hitting the highest rate since 2008, according to Freddie Mac data.  (iStock) Mortgage rates increased once again last week, edging closer to the 6% mark and hitting their highest point since November 2008, according to new data from Freddie Mac. The …

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Sonic Origins tech review: glitches and a steep price make for a tough sell

Sonic Origins tech review: glitches and a steep price make for a tough sell

Sonic the Hedgehog’s original 16-bit adventures are considered some of the best games in Sonic history and – for my money – some of the best games ever made. Since their original appearance, they’ve been re-released many times over, most often as little more than emulators paired with original ROMs. Sonic Origins is different though: …

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Ray tracing and 64-bit only: What you should know about Arm’s 2023 CPUs and GPUs

Kris Carlon / Android Authority It’s that time of the year when industry colossus Arm reveals its new line of CPUs and GPUs that will power the following year’s smartphones. Last year saw Arm reveal CPUs based on the Armv9 architecture for the first time, along with its rebranded Mali GPU lineup. So what does …

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Arm’s Immortalis GPU is its first with hardware ray tracing for Android gaming

Arm’s Immortalis GPU is its first with hardware ray tracing for Android gaming

Arm is announcing its new flagship Immortalis GPU today, its first to include hardware-based ray tracing on mobile. As PCs and the latest Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles are all gradually moving toward impressive ray-traced visuals, Immortalis-G715 is designed to be the Arm’s first GPU to deliver the same on Android phones and tablets. …

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Indian rupee hits record low amid concerns over sustained inflation

Indian rupee hits record low amid concerns over sustained inflation

The Indian rupee hit record lows against the US currency on Tuesday after higher oil prices raised concerns of sustained inflation, although intermittent dollar selling by the central bank helped limit losses. The rupee dropped as much as 0.6 per cent to 78.775 versus the dollar, surpassing a previous all-time low of 78.39 hit last …

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EU engine ban splits Germany’s coalition

EU engine ban splits Germany’s coalition

BERLIN — EU plans to end the sale of new combustion engine cars by 2035 are tearing apart Germany’s ruling three-party coalition. The stakes are enormous as the European Commission’s proposal to mandate zero emissions for cars by 2035 will bring about a revolution in Germany’s largest and most powerful industry. The issue was dealt with …

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Tesla Stock Hits Resistance As Q2 Deliveries Loom

Tesla Stock Hits Resistance As Q2 Deliveries Loom

Tesla (TSLA) is likely to announce global production and delivery data for the second quarter later this week, after the Covid lockdowns and restrictions significantly reduced Shanghai plant production for much of the quarter. CEO Elon Musk has also cited supply-chain woes for limiting output elsewhere. Tesla stock rose Tuesday. X Wall Street has revised …

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Apex Legends’ latest update broke controller support on Xbox Series consoles

Apex Legends’ latest update broke controller support on Xbox Series consoles

Last week, EA’s battle royale shooter Apex Legends launched a “collection event,” which is shorthand for a limited-time setup that is mostly about players buying a bunch of cosmetic items from the in-game store. The only problem is that this time, the massive update has made the game nearly unplayable for many people on consoles. …

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Amazon’s waterproof last-gen Kindle Paperwhite is nearly half off

Amazon’s waterproof last-gen Kindle Paperwhite is nearly half off

Planning on bringing books to the pool or beach this summer? Get an affordable and waterproof e-reader instead. The last-gen version of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is available at nearly half off its usual price. Regularly $129.99, right now you can buy the ad-supported, 8GB model with a green or red backing for $69.99 instead of …

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Analysts accuse Bed Bath & Beyond of turning off AC in stores to save money as sales plummet

Analysts accuse Bed Bath & Beyond of turning off AC in stores to save money as sales plummet

A new report from Bank of America claims that the company has cut air conditioning in an effort to quickly lower expenses to make up for a slump in sales. Bed Bath & Beyond told CNN that any changes in store temperature guidelines did not come from corporate. “We’ve been contacted about this report, and …

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