Hedge funds worry about the legal risks of using “alternative” data

“QUANT” (quantitative) hedge funds, which craft elaborate algorithms to make trading decisions, rely on access to information. That used to mean market data, such as prices and trading volume. But some now seek an edge in novel sources. An industry has sprung up to serve them with, and help them analyse, “alternative” data, such as […]

Dr Hilary: Signs you should actually be using non-bio washing powder

Dr Hilary Jones, 65, regularly appears on daytime television advising on everything from prostate cancer to how to get better sleep. But with all the detergents, air-conditioning and central heating drying out our skin and making it more sensitive, teaching people how to protect it, including how to deal with clothes in the laundry, has […]

AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals

You don’t need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls — all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system (RF-Pose) that uses a neural network to teach RF-equipped devices to sense people’s movement and postures behind […]

Trump says he will know if Kim talks are a success ‘within 1st minute’ by using his ‘touch & feel’

Donald Trump says he is prepared to be wowed by Kim Jong-un at their “one-shot” talks on Tuesday, but added that he will sense straight away if the meeting is futile and “won’t waste Kim’s time.” “It’s a one-time shot and I think it’s going to work out very well,” Trump told reporters during a […]

Volkswagen using quantum computers to build better EV batteries

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Ants: How to get rid of ants using a £1 household item – it's easier than you think

Ants in the home can be an annoying and unhygienic issue, particularly when the pesky insects enter your kitchen. During warm weather or periods of rain, they are more likely to come into your house. They can cause damage to property and plants, as well as rendering food inedible. However, there is one brilliant household […]

The mysterious new ‘Fallout’ game is reportedly using the same survival formula that’s seen wide success in other online games

There was a time, around four or five years ago, when it seemed the only games that were being released followed the same formula: early access, open-world, and survival. Games like Day Z and Rust exploded almost overnight, and many copycats followed. The premise of an open-world survival game is relatively simple —  you’re thrust […]

HP gaming headset cools you down using thermoelectrics

One of the worst things about over-the-ear and on-ear headsets is that they tend to feel hot and uncomfortable after a few hours, especially if you live in a muggy environment. HP has just announced a pair of headphones that can keep you cool even during whole-day gaming sessions — unlike other similar options, though, […]