Scrooge in 3D

Fiction's most famous miser is back on the big screen in Robert Zemeckis's animated re-creation of A Christmas Carol. The director tells Guy Adams of his lifelong ambition to film the Dickens tale

Games Review: G-Force

DS, PSP, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, Disney Interactive, £29.99 – £39.99

Claire Beale On Advertising: Faraway galaxy comes to street near you

You'll remember that scene in Star Wars when bun-headed Princess Leia appears in holographic form to tell Obi-Wan Kenobi that he's her only hope. Fantastical sci-fi, back in the Seventies. Not any more; today it's a reality, of a sort, and it's the latest hot thing in marketing. Welcome to the world of "augmented reality", or AR.

Cannes has first sight of cinema’s future

Hollywood hails 3D as the third 'revolution' in cinema

3D: It's coming home

Stand by for a revolution in home entertainment. The next generation of video games will take your breath away and blow your mind. Toby Green reports

Leading article: Flat earthers

We might be looking at things differently in the years to come; at least when sitting on the couch. Yesterday Sky unveiled its new 3D television technology. And impressive it sounds too. The special glasses that viewers need to wear might not exactly be the height of fashion, but, by all accounts, the visual effect is quite stimulating.

3D films: the next film revolution?

They've been the next big thing for the past 50 years, but 3D films have finally come of age. Just the thing to get bums on seats, says Chris Evans

First Impressions: The Day Today, BBC2 (1994)

The Day Today opens with some wonderfully glossy computer graphics and one of those pompous current-affairs soundtracks – all sforzando brass chords and urgent percussion. It's the real thing, at least until the final seconds, when it suddenly dawns on you that the computer effects have got a little frantic, that the music's final bars are perhaps a little overwrought in their search for a punching climax. Not much respect here for those national institutions The Nine O'Clock News and Newsnight. Not much respect either for Elvis Presley, government ministers, the Church of England, Prince Charles, good taste and unsuspecting members of the public, but above all for television itself, which is the real object of The Day Today's scorn. It's very cynical, very clever and very funny.

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Pride and Glory (124 mins, 15)

This gloomy cop thriller stars Edward Norton as an NYPD detective investigating the murder of four police officers by a drug dealer. He quickly uncovers a trail of corruption in the ranks which may lead as far as his brother, Noah Emmerich, their father, Jon Voight, and their brother-in-law, Colin Farrell.

New Apple laptops get glass trackpad

Apple touched up its line of laptop computers today with a minimal nod to the economic turmoil that might push consumers to be more frugal this holiday shopping season.

3D cinema: A giant leap forward

Forget those flimsy red and green glasses 3D cinema is back, but this time it actually works. At a preview of the new U2 film, Rebecca Armstrong glimpses the future

The Investment Column: Imagination Technologies

IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES, formerly Videologic, has always had the scarcity value of being a tech stock on its side. But the stratospheric rise in its share price since September has followed the appearance in the shops of Sega's Dreamcast games console, which includes Imagination's PowerVR graphics chip. Imagination receives royalties of around $2 per chip. Strong Dreamcast sales have helped the company turn last year's half-year loss into a modest pre-tax profit.

Tuesday book: Whistle-stop tour of the Universe

Tuesday Book: THE FIVE AGES OF THE UNIVERSE: INSIDE THE PHYSICS OF ETERNITY BY FRED ADAMS AND GREG LAUGHLIN, SIMON & SCHUSTER, pounds 16.99

Network: An age-old trade at the cutting edge

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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone