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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.

The Sum­mit

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 ARA

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.

Sev­enth Son

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.

Dy­ing Light

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

Win­dows 9

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.

Grim Fan­dango

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.

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