Clear your diary, there’s much to be done…
Clear your diary, there’s much to be done
3 Months away
Available on pre-order now, these security guards for your connected home are armed with a video camera, motion and sound sensors and a temperature gauge, with any unusual activity causing it to raise an alert on your smartphone.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part1
Rising anger against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol clashes with teenage hormones as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the symbol of the uprising. The rebellion begins on November 21.
Code Name: STEAM
Nintendo’s new 3DS title sees Abraham Lincoln put together a shooter squad to sort out invading aliens. Inspired by classic US comics, this strategy game looks as mental as it sounds. First contact? 2015 is an optimistic claim.
Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the cream of the tech, app, startup and blogging communities take some time out from saying “Guinness? Urgh!” to talk at Dublin’s annual ideas fest. From November 4-6.
6 Months away
Google’s innovative new smartphone concept lets you build your own handset and upgrade only the parts you choose. The modular device is still in the development stage, but Google has hinted that it might hit by year’s end.
Old spook-hunting hand John Gregory (Jeff Bridges), will be on the lookout for someone to help him handle the things that go bump in the night in this interpretation of The Spook’s Apprentice, in cinemas on February 6.
What is your zombie survival plan? Put it into practice, scavenging for supplies during the day before rushing back to “safe zones” as night falls in this first-person survival horror. Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in early 2015.
Sundance Film Festival
Held in Park City, Utah, from Jan 22 to Feb 1, this is a celebration of all things new in the movie industry. No blockbusters, but plenty of innovation, with a category dedicated to films using tech to push the boundaries of creativity.
9 Months away
It’s fair to say that Windows 8 has had its critics. A new version of the operating system is believed to be bringing a more familiar task bar, the return of shutdown on Start and the ability to boot into desktop mode. Upgrade mid-2015.
Aliens are invading. No, not because they’ve been told another Adam Sandler film is incoming; they’ve seen classic arcade games and decided Earth is a serious intergalactic threat. The button-bashing fight back will begin on May 15.
Sony managed to score a coup when it announced that this dark comedy caper will be coming to the Vita and PS4. Centred on an admin drone in the afterlife, it brilliantly blends elements of Beetlejuice and Aztec lore.
FA Cup Final 2015
There was almost an upset in this year’s FA Cup final, and we’ll be expecting just as much drama this time, with the new season coming just in time to help us forget that the Socceroos lost all three of their World Cup games.