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Turning PostgreSQL into a queue serving 10,000 jobs per second

Turning PostgreSQL into a queue serving 10,000 jobs per second

Turning PostgreSQL into a queue serving 10,000 jobs per second RDBMS-based job queues have been criticized recently for being unable to handle heavy loads. And they deserve it, to some extent, because the queries used to safely lock a job have been pretty hairy. SELECT FOR UPDATE followed by an UPDATE works fine at first,…
Tesla is turning its showrooms into arcades

Tesla is turning its showrooms into arcades

Tesla might not engage in traditional advertising. That doesn’t mean the automaker isn’t keen on getting new customers and retaining the ones it already has. Most of Tesla’s methods have focused on leveraging its existing customer base to attract new buyers. And that strategy has continued. This time, the company is turning its showrooms into…
Hospitals that are turning away patients reportedly pay ransomware attackers

Hospitals that are turning away patients reportedly pay ransomware attackers

RANSOMWARE — Officials have obtained the decryption key and are working to rebuild their networks. Dan Goodin - Oct 7, 2019 7:06 pm UTC Three Alabama hospitals have paid a ransomware demand to the criminals who waged a crippling malware attack that's forcing the hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients, the…
Turning Google traffic into leads, and what’s new in SEO

Turning Google traffic into leads, and what’s new in SEO

Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, the growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps you hire senior growth marketers, and finds you vetted growth agencies. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor We’ve aggregated the world’s best growth marketers into one community. Twice a month,…
Turning a MacBook into a Touchscreen with $1 of Hardware

Turning a MacBook into a Touchscreen with $1 of Hardware

03 Apr 2018 · 4 min read — shared on Hacker News, Lobsters, Reddit, Twitter and Hackaday We turned a MacBook into a touchscreen using only $1 of hardware and a little bit of computer vision. The proof-of-concept, dubbed “Project Sistine” after our recreation of the famous painting in the Sistine Chapel, was prototyped by…
States Are Turning up the Heat on Google and Facebook

States Are Turning up the Heat on Google and Facebook

Already under siege from Congress and federal regulators, big tech has a new set of adversaries: state attorneys general.Monday, the attorneys general of 48 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, said they had begun an investigation of whether Google is abusing its power as the dominant provider of internet search.The news follows…
1917 review: turning a nightmare war into a theme park showcase

1917 review: turning a nightmare war into a theme park showcase

1917 is a bit of a brag track, a cinematic flex by people who are really damn good with a camera. The World War I film from Skyfall director Sam Mendes is made to look like one continuous shot, a harrowing nonstop journey through war-torn France in the first modern conflict. After winning Best Drama…
Turning Back the Clock on Aging Cells

Turning Back the Clock on Aging Cells

Science|Turning Back the Clock on Aging CellsResearchers report that they can rejuvenate human cells by reprogramming them to a youthful state.A scanning electron micrograph of a human embryonic stem cell.Credit...David Scharf/Science SourceResearchers at Stanford University report that they can rejuvenate human cells by reprogramming them back to a youthful state. They hope that the technique…
Office 365 is turning into Microsoft 365 as it moves into your life

Office 365 is turning into Microsoft 365 as it moves into your life

The core features of Microsoft 365 are the same as before: You'll get access to desktop Office apps, a terabyte of OneDrive storage per person and 60 minutes of Skype phone calling every month. That's not too shabby, especially if you're sharing access across your entire family (up to 6 people). Still, it would have…
Turning the Nintendo Switch into Android’s best gaming hardware

Turning the Nintendo Switch into Android’s best gaming hardware

Newly uncovered ancient Sheikah technology — You got your Google OS in my Nintendo hardware! Ron Amadeo - Aug 15, 2019 11:45 am UTC Enlarge / Android on the Nintendo Switch. Just think of all the Nintendo apps you're missing out on. The Nintendo Switch is, basically, a game console made out of smartphone parts.…

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Microsoft says people don’t want Xbox VR — but I definitely...

Source: Windows CentralRecently, Xbox head Phil Spencer said in an interview that VR isn't a focus for Microsoft's gaming arm, noting that "customers aren't asking for it," and indeed, the data suggests that. Mat Piscatella of the industry analyst group NPD has data from U.S. consumers that suggests VR spending is a "rounding error of…

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