21/11/2012 03:23 GMT | Updated 06/08/2013 12:11 BST

Tech 2013 Calendar: Next Year's Best Gadgets, Events And Surprises (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tech 2013 will be full of gadgets, inventions and innovations, plus a few surprises along the way. Our infographic provides a pictorial guide to the best technology, films, games and breakthroughs you can expect in the next twelve months.

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As ever the year in tech will get off to a huge start in 2013, with the CES trade show in Las Vegas, where pretty much every big name in gadgets will show off their latest new hardware.

Expect events from Apple and other big players like Samsung to follow, before SXSW puts the spotlight on social media in the early spring.

Once summer comes around we'll be focused on games: rumours of a new Xbox and PS4 for Christmas 2013 refuse to die and we hope to see more at E3. By then Nintendo's Wii U will hopefully be bedded down with some great post-launch titles too - and there's always a new FIFA to look forward to.

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As for autumn we're expecting the same insanity we saw this year - the IFA conference in Berlin will kick things off, followed by the announcement of a new iPhone (probably), updates to Windows Phone, new Amazon tablets and some amazing new Google Nexus devices. Then it's on to the pre-Christmas rush - and preparations for CES 2014. Phew!

It's a lot to keep track of, so we've condensed the year ahead down to this essential infograpic, featuring the best and biggest launches coming up in 2013.