E-mail, phone, Web browsing, text messaging and even a 35-key QWERTY keyboard are part of the Blackberry mystique. Intelligent light sensing technology automatically optimizes the screen lighting levels for indoor and outdoor viewing of the 320 × 240 pixel LCD color screen. In addition to the lighting technology, the unit has a built-in speakerphone for hands-free usage where an audio power amplifier provides mono and stereo listening. Like other high-functionality portable products, the Blackberry uses several dc-to-dc converters. Efficient design allows the removable/rechargeable Lithium cell to provide up to 16 days standby time and four hours talk time.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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