By timothy from Slashdot's hidden-in-the-noise department
writes "On the day before the Intel Developer Forum opens in San Francisco, Intel has been showing off some of its current research projects, including a system for encoding data in apparently steady light sources, a Kinect-based projected 'touch interface' that works on any surface and an ambitious signage concept that could revolutionise your weekly shop."
My favorite thing about light-based networking
is that it's the basis of a certain strain of (all too plausible, all too often) conspiracy theory
. ("The modern LED 'eco-friendly' light bulb is also a two-way communications device." — easy to believe, since many of them can be
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By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's design-by-committee department
By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's rev-your-engines department
The PostgreSQL project announced the release of PostgreSQL 9.2 today.
The headliner: "With the addition of linear scalability to 64 cores, index-only scans and reductions in CPU power consumption, PostgreSQL 9.2 has significantly improved scalability and developer flexibility for the most demanding workloads. ... Up to 350,000 read queries per second (more than 4X faster) ... Index-only scans for data warehousing queries (2–20X faster) ... Up to 14,000 data writes per second (5X faster)"
Additionally, there's now a JSON type
(including the ability to retrieve row results in JSON directly from the database) ala the XML type
(although lacking a broad set of utility functions). Minor, but probably a welcome relief to those who need them, 9.1 adds range restricted types
. For the gory details, see the what's new
page, or the full release notes
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