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Must-re­mem­ber dates for your dig­i­tal di­ary

3 Months away Tech

Ama­zon Fire TV

The ev­ery­thing store has waltzed up to stream­ing a bit late, but is al­ready a for­mi­da­ble footage-flinger. Soon its vir­ginal set-top should set its sights on Aus, hook­ing us into con­tent via a ded­i­cated GPU and four Snap­dragon cores.



It’s Tim Bur­ton’s most un­likely film yet: a pe­riod court­room biopic. Shy Mar­garet Keane is a great painter but hus­band Wal­ter takes all the credit. In­glou­ri­ousBas­terds’ inim­itable Christoph Waltz steals the le­gal lime­light.

GAME Halo:The­Mas­ter ChiefCol­lec­tion

The pick­ings sure won’t be “Spar­tan” (ahem) as de­vel­oper 343 drops re­mas­tered Master Chiefs on the next-gen bat­tle­field this spring with Halo1-4 up­dated, the Halo5 beta and cross-ti­tle mul­ti­player.


EB Games Expo

Couldn’t make the trek to E3 this year? Never fear, this is sure to be just as good. Well, almost. At least you can get hands-on with the hottest new ti­tles with­out hav­ing to en­dure that tor­tur­ous 15-hour flight.

6 Months away tech

Sam­sung Galaxy S6

While the Korean king’s last phone still feels hot, or at least luke­warm, off the pro­duc­tion line, tech now moves at light­speed. An up­grade will be with us by April next year. boast­ing shinier specs and, we hope, tout­ing 4GB of RAM.



Sharlto “District9” Co­p­ley, Hugh Jack­man and Sigour­ney Weaver star in a tale of an adopted “child prodigy” who is ac­tu­ally a ro­bot. Neill Blomkamp of Ely­sium fame di­rects, so ex­pect cool tech and no­toverly-sub­tle metaphors.



Yet another gaming clas­sic re­made? Lom­bax and his ro­bot side­kick fend off evil-do­ers again in this PS4 re­boot, but the reimag­ined ac­tion plat­former will also come in film form, with the Ratchet&Clank movie to de­but on PlaySta­tion Now.


Cricket World Cup 2015

The un­mis­tak­ably sum­mery sound of leather on wil­low makes a wel­come re­turn as our boys don their baggy greens and pro­ceed to de­mol­ish the best the world has to of­fer. At least that’s what we’re hop­ing for.

9 Months away tech

Hexo+ Drone

Pimp your #in­stas to the max with this up­com­ing HD ex­treme sports cam-drone. Cap­ture an­tics from ur­ban park­our to “dog run­ning round gar­den” with a dan­ger­ous-sound­ing top speed of 72km/h let­ting it keep pace with any ac­tion.



Film will eat it­self as HBO taps into its self-ref­er­en­tial movie-biz com­edy as fod­der for a full-length movie. Due next June star­ring Jeremy Piven and pals, it could be the best/worst spin-off since TheIn­be­tween­ers Movie (you de­cide which).



Re­boot num­ber three aims to give a leg up to a lit­tle-known, cult fran­chise. Com­ing cour­tesy of EA’s DICE, the vet devs be­hind Bat­tle­field, it’ll have you stick­ing it to the Em­pire in next-gen style. Dibs on Ad­mi­ral “It’s a trap!”Ack­bar.


Google I/O 2015

The big G’s an­nual dev orgy is usu­ally a San Fran­cis­can feast of soft­ware news. Ex­pect APIs and An­droid Mars Bar (okay we made that up) in force next June – and, if 2014 was any­thing to go by, more wear­ables than your body can bear.

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