Tech Talk: Android Thermal Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras Bring Visibility to the Spectrum

Thermal imaging devices and cameras can make heat energy visible to the human eye. This allows for complete analysis of the environment or an object. The thermal image produced by these devices is a thermogram. The highly-sophisticated technology behind thermal cameras allows heat signatures to be reproduced in a format that features in the visible spectrum of light. Thermal imaging cameras do not indicate a single temperature for an object, rather they reflect temperature variations from cold through hot and display them in a spectrum of colours. As human beings, our vision is limited to visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum. However, this is but a small portion of all light that is available on the spectrum. A much greater percentage is infrared radiation, the spectrum of light that requires specialized thermal imaging cameras.

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Adding a touch of style to your home

Your home should be a place where you feel comfortable, resting in comfort and preparing for daily life in comfort. Yet physical comfort alone is not good enough; true comfort only comes into play when you add a feel-good factor, a stylish tone to your home. The good news is that it does not take a whole lot of effort to turn a comfortable but bland house into a very stylish place to live. Follow these six ideas to create a more stylish and supremely comfortable living space.

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Touring Civil War Battlefields

If you’re a history buff, you probably love traveling to places that bring to life some of the more interesting times in history. This is particularly true with military history, which explains why Civil War sites and battlefields are so popular as tourist destinations.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Car

Cars are important. They are more than just a transport option. For many men, their car is their pride and joy, an extension of their self. Some even pay more attention to their car than they do their other half, which can cause a few issues. Nevertheless, whether your current car is close to your heart or not, if it’s time to invest in a new vehicle, you might be wondering whether it’s better to buy new or go for a used model. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.

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Blu Tuesday: Arrival and More

Every Tuesday, I review the newest Blu-ray releases and let you know whether they’re worth buying, renting or skipping, along with a breakdown of the included extras. If you see something you like, click on the cover art to purchase the Blu-ray from Amazon, and be sure to share each week’s column on social media with your friends.

“Arrival”

Denis Villeneuve has quietly assembled an impressive body of work over the past few years, and although “Sicario” remains his finest movie to date, “Arrival” isn’t far behind. A deeply cerebral and emotional sci-fi film about the way we communicate with each other, “Arrival” takes a simple, well-worn premise and creates a captivating moviegoing experience led by a terrific Amy Adams. Focusing more on the science of language (and how it can be used to bring people together) rather than the aliens themselves, Villeneuve has produced an incredibly timely movie with real-world significance. Though its slow-boil pacing may test your patience, “Arrival” is a really good film that becomes a great one in the final minutes, leading to some pretty heavy, soul-searching questions that will stick with you long after it’s over.

Extras include Extras include a behind-the-scenes look at making the movie, as well as four additional featurettes on sound design, the score, editing and the film’s scientific concepts. FINAL VERDICT: BUY

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