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Microsoft's HoloLens goggles have hit a sweet spot between Google Glass and virtual reality headgear, immersing users in a mesmerising world of augmented reality holograms. The glasses, which the US technology titan sprang on an unsuspecting press this week, elicited descriptions such as "magical" and "unbelievable," the first time in a while such praise was heaped on a Microsoft creation.

A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada getting to look at her newborn child for the first time thanks to vision-enhancing glasses. The video posted to YouTube shows 29-year-old Kathy Beitz seeing her newborn boy with the aid of a bulky black headset.
If your computer needs are big, but the amount of space you have for a machine in your home is small, it might be time to look into an integrated - or all-in-one - PC. These computers put paid to the notion that computers have to be boring, gray boxes that require a tangle of cords to connect all their components. They're powerful and, because they integrate the motherboards, processors and other parts of a computer into the monitor, they can be very sleek.
Michael Mann's cyber-terror thriller "Blackhat" punches, kicks, slashes and guns down the notion of the solitary keyboard-pecking hacker with the muscular Chris Hemsworth as adroit in a street fight as he is combing through government servers.
Marion Cotillard said bringing the film "Two Days, One Night" to the Oscars is a dream come true after she clinched a nomination for best actress - her second nod in seven years. French-born Cotillard was nominated for her leading role in the film, directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, in which she plays a mother of two who risks losing her job after a nervous breakdown.
There may be no shortage of British talent in Hollywood, but all eyes in Britain are now on Eddie Redmayne, the newcomer hoping to add an Oscar to the Golden Globe he has just won.
All Bridge players agree that Defense in Bridge is its most difficult facet and one in which not many are skilful to produce consistently successful results. Why is it so? The answer is simple. The defenders have to decipher not only their partner's card holding but also the declarer's and all that they have is the dummy open before them. But even here, they have at first to make an intelligent opening lead before they can view the dummy and plan their defense accordingly.


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