There will be breakthroughs in tech in 2013 that nobody expected. But a few are visibly on the horizon - and we can't wait for them to arrive.
Whether it's the release of some long-awaited video game blockbusters - and consoles - plus gadgets, scientific insights and new takes on old ideas, there's tons about which you should get excited.
There are also a few outliers which could really change the world. From the 'Comet of the Century' to augmented reality glasses, bendable screens (again) and robotic cheetahs, there is no shortage of potential.
Here's our pick of the most transformative, interesting and exciting breakthroughs which we're looking forward to in 2013.