Friday, April 27, 2007

PRO-HG Duo memory stick to increase your data transfer rate

Sony introduced its new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media, which offers data transfer up to three times faster than other Memory Stick Duo products. PRO-HG media can help with faster recording times between hardware. These memory sticks using 8-bit parallel interface and the flash memory device. While other traditional memory sticks using 4-bit parallel interface, with the addition of four connector pins you can have experince of data transfer of up to 30MB/s (240 Mbps) megabytes per second.
The new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media can also be used with conventional 4-bit parallel interface hardware, ensuring the format’s minimum write speed of 15 megabits per second.

Sony PRO-HG Duo Memory Stick are vailable in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. The 1GB capacity, MS-EX1G Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media will be priced around $60; the 2GB capacity, MS-EX2G will be offered for about $90; and the 4GB capacity, MS-EX4G will retail for around $150.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Important feature of Nokia 6120 classic mobile phone

  • Now a days more and more using their mobile set for downloading music, streaming video, browsing the Internet or receiving emails with attachments, Nokia 6120 phone can help you to perform those tasks faster and easier by utilizing HSDPA.
  • The new phone have two cameras first, a 2-megapixel camera with 4-times digital zoom, flash and panorama mode for taking high-quality photographs and the second camera is in the front which can take your picture while you are gong to use the video call feature.
  • Consumers can transfer their email, messages and other personal files from their old Nokia mobile phone to Nokia 6120 very easily. The Data Transfer application allows consumers to transfer contacts, calendars, photos, videos and files from their previous Nokia to their new Nokia 6120 classic, even when the SIM card is removed.
  • Also you don't have to sit infront of your office computer to check your calendar. You can easily synchronize your calendar from your office computer with the calendar featured in the Nokia 6120 classic phone.
  • With Nokia 6120 and 3G technology you can experience with faster browsing, streaming, music downloads and email and Internet access. The new Nokia HSDPA technology makes these applications, and many others, more accessible.
  • The Nokia 6210 classic is based on S60 software that lets users download and use additional applications in addition to the ones already found on the device. Users can personalize the phone with a wide variety of add-on applications, enhancements, content and service. S60 also allows users to run several applications at the same time enabling them to browse the Web while listening to their favourite music.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Important feature of H250 and H20: New SD Video Cameras from panasonic

The built-in 30GB HDD of the SDR-H250 or SDR-H20 has a storage capacity that is 22 times as large as that of a single DVD. Unlike tape or DVD recording media, the HDD in LP mode enables continuous video recording for up to 27 hours without additional recording media. The HDD is equipped with Anti-Shock Shields that protects important video recording data from external shock. Furthermore, the video recording data can be copied to PCs or DVD writers over the USB cable. The 30GB HDD ensures both reliability and user-friendliness.

EAnti-Shock Shield
1: Drop Detect Function
Incorporates a 3D sensor that detects falls from a height of approximately 20 cm or over and automatically keeps the head away from the hard disc drive, thus preventing disc data damage resulting from the collision of the head.

2: Floating Structure
The four corners of the hard disc drive are filled up with thick vibration-proof gel, which suppresses external vibration and shock transmitted to the drive.

3: Buffer Memory
When the drop detect function is activated while recording and the head is kept away from the drive, the recording data in progress will be automatically backed up* in the built-in buffer memory. When the hard disc drive returns to normal, the data will be automatically transferred to the drive. Therefore, even if the user should drop the video camera while shooting images, the video recording of the video camera will not break off.
*As long as there is battery power.

3CCD Camera System (H250)
The SDR-H250 is provided with a 3CCD camera system that has been used by most professional broadcast equipment. Panasonic's professional 3CCD video cameras, which have brought breathtaking images to viewers around the world since 1992, when they were first selected as the broadcast equipment for the Olympic Games. Panasonic has downsized its professional 3CCD camera system for use in consumer models. In a 3CCD camera system, the light received through the lens is split into its three primary colour components (red, green and blue), and the signal from each is processed by one of the three CCDs. Compared with conventional 1CCD camera systems, Panasonic's 3CCD system provides more vivid, true-to-life colours, greater detail and richer gradation.

O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The shaking and blurring that can occur when shooting with unsteady hands may be often annoying when the images are viewed on TV screens that have been rapidly increasing in size in recent years. Moreover, the development of telescopic functions has involved an adverse influence of the shaking and blurring on the recording screen more remarkably than ever before. The SDR-H250 and SDR-H20 are equipped with Panasonic's O.I.S., which makes it possible to minimize the influence of the shaking and blurring without loss of image quality. Furthermore, the MEGA O.I.S. will start automatically at the time of still-picture shooting, thus performing further image stabilization that is twice as effective. Therefore, digital video cameras incorporating the O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S. make it possible to record beautiful still images as well as animated images. The O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S. are truly necessary in an age of large-screen, high-resolution TVs, when every image imperfection is easily visible.

Leica Dicomar Lens (H250)
Photographers around the world know Leica Camera AG as a maker of superb cameras and lenses. This company's advanced optical technology has been fused with Panasonic's leading-edge digital technology to create the Leica Dicomar lens. The Leica Dicomar lens provided in the SDR-H250 features 12 lens elements in eight groups and uses low-dispersion optical glass to reduce the blurring of colour. A special multi-coating process is applied to the 14 lens element surfaces to minimize chromatic aberration, so images are crisp, clear, and free of flare and ghosting.
*Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

32x Optical Zoom (H20)
Enjoy remarkable 32x zoom magnification in a camera that fits comfortably and securely in one hand. Since the zoom is optical, it captures both moving and still pictures with exquisite beauty.

Crystal Engine & Pure Colour Engine
The Crystal Engine is a special image processing circuit for 3CCD camera systems that process the R, G, and B signals from three CCDs individually to remove the noise and improve colour processing accuracy. Pure Colour Engine is the same one for high-zooming cameras. Each engine achieves truly superb colour reproduction for high-quality pictures.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Important features of TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700, Full HD Plasma TV released by Panasonic

V-real Pro II Technology : Panasonic came out with improved version of V-real collection of technologies into V-real Pro II systems exclusively and incorporated in both TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700.

1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set : The 1080p signal format used by Blu-ray Discs offers the highest image quality among high-definition video sources. The VIERA processor which are used in TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700 receives 1080p video signals in their original format and displaying the same image quality without any down-convertion .

1080p Digital Re-mastering Processor: The processor is used to convert signals of present TV broadcasts and DVD software to high-definition video quality. This up-converts of video quality without causing any loss of image detail. More over it applies progressive conversion to upgrade 1080i high-definition video signals to 1080p signals. This makes VIERA to render pictures that are more beautiful and sharp than the original.

Digital Optimizer : Digital Optimizer used to detect noise in digital video signals and remove them.

Motion Pattern Noise Reduction : This mechanism first detects the false contour noise that sometimes occurs in motion images on a plasma display panel to reproduce smooth, noiseless motion images then makes the necessary adjustments to maximize image quality. This results in sharp, clear reproduction of even high-speed motion images by maximizing the superb gradation capability of the plasma display panel.

Gradation: 4,096 Equivalent Steps of Gradation : To take maximum advantage of the full-HD panel's high resolution, VIERA uses up to 16-bit signal processing. This increases gradation to the equivalent of 4,096 steps, which minimizes noise and blackout. Both light and dark parts of an image are expressed clearly and beautifully.

HD Signal Quality Directly Reflected in Picture Quality : Full-HD Panel. With its 1920 x 1080 resolution, VIERA's full-HD panel displays beautiful images without needing to perform pixel conversion for the 1080p video signals processed by the video circuitry. Because the super-high resolution of the full-HD panel is best appreciated on a large screen, Panasonic offers the full-HD panel in 50-inch and larger models. You can enjoy images with stunning detail and beauty not only from HD broadcasts, but from Blu-ray sources as well.

Beautiful Images from Any Angle:When you view an LCD from an angle, you'll notice that the skin tones appear whitish. But with VIERA plasma display panel, colours look virtually just as good from a sharp angle as they do from directly in front.

Superb Motion Image Display:Each pixel in a plasma display panel emits light. Compared to an LCD, which displays images by adjusting the backlighting, the plasma display panel maintains higher resolution in scenes with fast motion. You'll love the clear, super-sharp images you get from VIERA when viewing action movies or watching football or baseball games, tennis matches, and other sports events.

Faithful Colour Reproduction: VIERA reproduces 100% of the colour range specified in HDTV standard. This standard are based on a set of specifications which measures image quality it produces. VIERA reproduces images from digital HD broadcasts in their true original colour, with minimal colour shift.

Advanced 3D Colour Management :This feature controls multiple colours at the same time . It brings out the best quality of image by independently adjusting the colour hue, density and brightness.

Sub-Pixel Controller : This system helps to improve image quality by adjusting each R, G and B dot, so it delivers smooth contour lines even at diagonal sections.

Friday, April 13, 2007

BD-UP5000 : Duo Hd Player from Samsung that Supports Both HD and Blu-ray

Samsung Electronics going to introduce dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays. This is always a vital decision whether to buy HD-DVD player or Blu-ray Disc player. This new device can help to have both facility in a single box.

Samsung’s Duo HD player (BD-UP5000) will fully support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java. With the Duo HD consumers can enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director’s comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage. The new Duo HD joins Samsung’s next generation DVD line-up which includes Samsung’s second generation Blu-ray player available at retail this month. Together, these two models offer the consumer a strong line of High-Definition players to match Samsung’s award winning, and best selling, line of HDTVs.

"We welcome Samsung's Duo HD player as another solution in the marketplace that will help reduce consumer confusion and buyer hesitancy towards HD media," said Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video. "This is an innovative product that can move us closer to mainstream consumer adoption of HD technologies."

“We are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of our Duo HD player. Consumers are hungry for more HD content but are currently confused about competing formats. Samsung’s Duo HD player will allow consumers access to every HD movie title available regardless of the authoring format. Samsung is committed to making life simpler through technology and will market next generation DVD products which will satisfy the consumer and market requirement. This is a big win for the consumer.

As a member of the DVD Forum and contributor to the DVD Industry, we recognize that both HD-DVD and BD formats have merits. As such, we have decided to market a dual format player. Samsung is flexible to market a stand-alone HD-DVD player whenever consumers demand it. Our main concern is not technology but consumer choice” said Dongsoo Jun, Executive Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New feature in Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Disk

Samsung announced SpinPoint S166, ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drive. The 3.5” SpinPoint S166 hard drives will come with 80GB and 160GB capacities. These hard drives will be available in April.

New features available in this hard drive are :

  • SpinPoint S Series of hard drives contains upgraded versions of Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeekTM and NoiseGuardTM technologies. This new technologies will ensure accelerated operational speed with reducing noise. Tests conducted by Samsung on sound power have shown that competing hard drives generate on average 2.8 bel (1 bel = 10 decibels) in idle mode and 3.2 bel in seek mode, while S166 series generate just 2.4 bel and 2.75 bel respectively.
  • Samsung added an improved fly-height control technology, this ensures better read and write sensitivity by dynamically lowering the fly height in read or write mode while maintaining a consistent and high fly-height across the disc in standard mode.
  • This hard disk have an optimized actuator assembly for single-disk mechanism which reinforces the reliability of the disk’s mechanical functions and improves the non operating and operating shock characteristics of the drive.
  • S166 hard drive also added an upgraded system-on-chip (SoC) controller which provides significant thermal, disk data transfer speed, and power consumption enhancements.
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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Panasonic DMC-FZ8 with intelligent Image Stabilization and ISO control

Panasonic incorporated intelligence Imeage stabilization (O.I.S.) that prevents blurring from shaky hands – the leading cause of blurry images. Featured in the entire Lumix line-up since 2005. In Panasonic's Mega O.I.S., sensors act at a frequency of 4,000 times per second to accurately detect even slight camera movement by hand shaking . With Mega O.I.S., it is easier to capture clear, sharp, beautiful images when shooting telephoto shots, indoor portraits. It is so advanced that you can take a perfect snap of illuminated night scenes or even the scenery you see from a train window.
While hand-shake is the most common reason of blurry images, another major reason of blur image is the movement of the subject as the shot is being snapped. By incorporating Panasonic's new Intelligent ISO Control, camera can detect whether or not the subject is moving. If it is, the system automatically raises the ISO setting accordingly, allowing the camera to shoot at a higher shutter speed. If the subject is not moving, the camera shoots at a low ISO setting and captures beautiful, natural-looking images.This intelligent ISO Control feature can help you to shoot subjects that are often moving, such as Sports, or moving car or waterfall . Simply select the mode that best suits the subject, and Intelligent ISO Control provides the optimal corrections, making it easy to capture perfect photo.

Security features of Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0

Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0 will provide several integrated security technologies for mobile devices, including:

  • Antivirus – Whenever mobile user trying to access any file, Mobile Security Suite 5.0 checks any possible threats and prevents users from accessing an infected file. Also administrators can schedule regular virus scans and download any updates of Antivirus via Symantec LiveUpdate;
  • Firewall – Just like computer firewall, this controls both inbound and outbound network traffic on the mobile device;
  • Anti-SMS Spam – Anti-SMS spam is to detect spam message. After detecting spam message, it automatically filters and deletes spam messages, or places them in a separate spam folder;
  • Loss mitigation technologies – This is to protect your confidential data on the device and memory cards in case it is lost or stolen. In case some unauthorized user attempts to access confidential data and enter wrong password, after certain number of unsuccessfull attempt data wipe tool erases all data .
  • Phone Feature Control –Using this feature administrators can enable and disable certain device features like Bluetooth, WiFi, and device synching. This limits security vulnerabilities and potential attack by only providing access to those features which are required for business;
  • Symantec Mobile VPN – This optional can help you to corporate networks through secure IPSec VPN tunnels.
  • Network Access Control – When used with the Symantec Mobile VPN, this technology enables IT administrators to ensure only secure, policy-compliant devices can access the corporate network;
  • Tamper Protection – Verifies that the device’s image and security applications have not been tampered with or altered prior to allowing network access;
  • Enterprise Management – This provides a management console . With this IT administrator can customize the security policies.

Nokia 5070 : All-in-one phone in low budget.

Newly announced Nokia 5070 mobile set is low budget mobile set but have almost all necessery features in it. The Nokia 5070 will be available in the market in the second quarter of 2007.

  • This is tri band phone which can operate with EGSM 850/1800/1900. Automatically switching between bands.
  • Large display supports upto 65,536 colors (128 X 160 pixels).
  • Nokia 5070 comes with VGA camera. You can use this camera with self timer. Also have video camera in it.
  • A full set of messaging features is sure to satisfy the need to connect via text, voice and images. Nokia 5070 offers the option to send off quick voice messages via Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging.
  • With an integrated FM radio, tuning into the hottest radio channels in town is quick and easy, especially since a stereo headset comes included in the sales package.
  • Comes with 16 MB memory.
  • Nokia 5070 comes with pre-installed java games such as the widely popular Sudoku, Space Mahjong, Canal Control (depends on regional and country variant) can be found on the Nokia 5070. Other then those you can download other java based games and play in your mobile.
  • With a built in xHTML web browser, surfing the web and checking sports results or movie timetables is also possible with the multi-talented Nokia 5070.
  • You can give more personalized touch using variety of wallpapers and themes, themes can also be downloaded. MP3 ringtones are at hand to ensure that each time it rings, the Nokia 5070 can reflect its owner's style, mood or music taste.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Plasma TV and LCD, which is better?

If you are planning to buy new TV, It is not easy to decide whether to buy a plasma TV or LCD. Here is a very short comparison of these two. Hope this can help you to decide which one you should go for.

Screen size: Screen size is the most important factor whether to choose Plasma or LCD. LCD can give you the best performance for small size screen. Normally LCD televisions are available with screen size in between 13 inch to 45 inches. If you are looking for bigger screen you can have more choice with Plasma TVs. Most of the plasma TV screen size in between 32 to 63 inches.

Power consumption:In normal operating condition there is not much difference in power consumption. However in plasma TV power consumption varies based on the brightness of a scene. If you like to view with bright screen in plasma TV power consumption will be more then the darker screen. But this is not the same for LCD. There power consumption not depending on brightness.

Life span:ife span of both plasma TV and LCD are almost same. Ideally their life span is around 60000 hours. Some LCD manufacturer claims their LCD TVs can last upto 80000 hours.

Refresh Rate: Plasma displays refresh and handle rapid movements in video, here the refresh rate is as good as CRT televisions. LCD TVs were originally designed for data display. Therefore refresh rates are not as good as Plasma TV. LCD TVs available with refresh rates below 16ms. Now-days they are available with refresh rates as low as 5ms.

Price : Perhaps the biggest advantage plasmas have now over their LCD cousins is price, particularly in the large screen end of the market. Plasmas typically come in larger sizes than LCDs at a cheaper price.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

64 GB SSD from Samsung

I hope in near future only flash solid state drive(SSD) will be available instead of current hard drive. This SSD should be faster the current drive, shock proof as well as consume less power.
Recently Samsung introduced 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive.

SAMSUNG Introduces 1.8” - Type 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive

Taipei, Taiwan - March 27, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei that it has developed a 1.8"-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD). The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher performance over conventional SSDs.

The read and write performance of the new SLC flash-SSD have been increased by 20 percent and 60 percent respectively over the 32GB flash-SSD Samsung introduced last year, meaning that the new SSD's ability to outperform conventional rotating-media hard drives is even greater than had been anticipated.

Samsung's continued nano-technology migration is a key enabling factor in the continued market segmentation for storage media. Besides the use of the 64 GB flash-SSD for notebook PCs, 8~16GB flash-SSDs will become viable solutions for use in personal navigation systems and digital camcorders, as will and hundred GB-level flash-SSDs for use in the server market.

The flash-SSD, a drop-in replacement for a hard disk drive, is a secure and reliable means of storing personal or work-related data. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the noisier, power-hungry, jarring-sensitive rotating disc found in conventional hard drives, allowing it to upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.

Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8"-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.

The SSD market is expected to reach US$200 million in 2007 and increases to US$6.8 billion by 2010 - an impressive compound annual growth rate of over 200 percent.

3CCD camera advantage.

CCD is a important feature in digital camera or camcorder. Now-a-days high-end camera comes with 3CCD. With a 3-CCD camera, each CCD is devoted to red, green and blue colour. In 3CCD camera, light coming into the lens is split by trichoric prism assembly, which directs the appropriate wavelength ranges of light to their respective CCDs. 3-CCD camera can manage separate reading of red, green, and blue values for each pixel, that can make better precision than single-CCD cameras.

When comparing the 3 digital original-images of the 3CCD camera to the single CCD camera they seem identical in plain eyes. In practice single CCD cameras yield images which are more blurred than those of 3CCD cameras.

In terms of price, 3CCD cameras are more expensive than single-CCD cameras. Because 3CCD cameras have more elements to form the image detector, and they also have a precision color-separation beam-splitter optical assembly.

Deepfish : New Mobile Web Browser introduced by Microsoft

Microsoft introduced a new mobile technology, called Deepfish, designed to offer mobile users quick and convenient Web browsing that more closely resembles the experience of browsing the Web on desktop computers.

It is claimed that Deepfish provides users with a full "as-designed" view of virtually any Web site on their mobile device and looks as you would expect it to on your desktop, allowing much more of the Web to be easily viewed on a mobile device than is possible today. The interface lets users zoom in and out on the parts of a Web page that interest them in an intuitive way, making it easy to use these large-screen formatted pages on a mobile device. On current mobile browsers, it can typically take up to a minute or more for a Web page to render, however the Deepfish architecture only loads the user-specified portion of the page, providing much quicker page-load times, as detailed information is only retrieved as needed or in the background.

To download the Deepfish technology preview and get updates from the Deepfish team blog go to, Microsoft is providing limited access to the preview on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Monday, April 2, 2007

SDR-S10: Video camera with SDHC Memory Card

Panasonic introduced compact digital video camera SDR-S10. This camera uses SD / SDHC Memory Cards as its recording media. There are many advantages of using SD / SDHC Memory card. The new SDR-S10, with its ability to record on SD / SDHC Memory Cards, breaks the boundaries of conventional video cameras and offers a new style of shooting. It lets users shoot with the same casual ease they enjoy with digital still cameras.
1. Impact resistance - withstands the impact of being dropped from up to 1.2 meters
Unlike recording media such as hard disk drives or DVD discs, SD / SDHC Memory Cards require no drive mechanism. This gives the SDR-S10 sufficient impact resistance to prevent malfunction when dropped from up to 1.2 meters. It is the ideal camera for anytime use outdoors, in active situations, and for casual everyday video shooting.

2. Water-resistance construction
The SDR-S10 boasts a water-resistance design that takes advantage of the water resistance of SD / SDHC Memory Cards. Eliminating the worries about a little water, the SDR-S10 can be used at the poolside, around a ski lodge, and in other outdoor settings.

3. Quick Start function for capturing sudden photo opportunities
Unlike with hard drives and DVD discs, a camera can read an SD / SDHC Memory Card instantly. This made it possible for Panasonic to develop a Quick Start function that allows the SDR-S10 to begin recording just 1.7 seconds after the power is switched on - less than half the time required by video cameras with hard drives. With the SDR-S10, it is easier to catch those special moments that come with no warning.

5. A long recording capability – SD / SDHC Memory Cards
Memory Cards provide an ideal combination of compactness, impact resistance, and extended recording capability, making them one of the best-balanced media for the future. The 4GB SDHC Memory Card allows up to 100 minutes of recording, and the 2GB SD Memory Card that comes with the SDR-S10 allows up to 50 minutes.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

3G connection with Nokia 5700 : A perfect combination

More than a music-only device, the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic brings videos to life on a vibrant color screen supporting up to 16 million colors for exceptional video playback. With 3G high-speed data connectivity, the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic makes browsing, downloading and streaming multimedia content much more convenient and faster than before. A video call feature and the built-in 2 Megapixel camera make it easy to share moments with friends and family.

The Nokia 5700 XpressMusic is based on the world's leading S60 software running on Symbian OS. S60 enables consumers to personalize their device with a wide choice of compatible applications that can be downloaded to the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, including games, navigation, entertainment, productivity and creativity.

Seagate introduced 160GB HDD for laptop with performance improvment feature

Segate introduced second generation of the company's 2.5-inch hard drives. While the first Generation disks are available with capacities of 80GB, 100GB and 120GB, Second generation comes with 160GB capacity. This is world's first 7,200rpm 160GB laptop hard drive using perpendicular recording technology.

Seagate claims, it introduces several new features to make it more reliable and better performance.

  • Among them most significant is the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface with 7,200rpm spin speed to enable the highest- performance laptops ever.
  • Also the drive is available with a free-fall sensor to help prevent damage and data loss in case you drop your laptop.
  • This drives to be virtually inaudible when in use and that the drives.
  • Another advantage is this HDD also requires low power consumption compare to others.