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  • No-one predicted the meteoric rise of gaming on iOS, and we're not sure anyone knew what the iPad was for at all when it first appeared.However, Apple's tablet has become a very able gaming platform. With more screen space than the iPhone, games have the means to be more immersive. The iPad's therefore a perfect platform for adventure games, strategy titles and puzzlers. Not sure which iPad is best? We've got them listed on our best iPad ranking - or you can check out the best tablets list to see the full range available now.But, just like the iPhone, there are so many iPad games that it's tough to unearth the gems and avoid the dross. That's our mission here - to bring you the very best iPad games, mixing traditional fare with titles that could only have appeared on a capable and modern multi-touch device. New: Space Junk ($0.99/£0.99/AU$1.49) Space Junk is what happens when someone rethinks classic arcade blaster Asteroids and goes all-out, souping it up for the iPad. The basics remain: you're floating in space, blowing everything around you to smithereens. Big things, ...

  • A hundred and thirty million years ago, two neutron stars in a galaxy far, far away crashed into each other and merged into a black hole. The impact was so large that here on Earth, 40 million parsecs away, we felt spacetime rumble.How do we know? Well, two months ago we watched it live. The stars were so far away that it took 130 million years for the tremors to reach us - which they did on 17 August 2017. The collision generated the strongest, longest gravitational wave signal seen in the two years since we set up detectors, and astronomers have been able to use the data gathered to solve a host of cosmic mysteries. Hot and dense But let's back up a minute. What are neutron stars? Well, you'll probably remember from school that our Sun has a limited lifespan. In about four or five billion years, it'll balloon into a red giant, consuming most of the solar system in the process. Don't worry, odds are that humans will be long extinct by that point. Afterwards it'll collapse down into a white dwarf and then slowly cool down to the background temperature of the Universe. After an ...

  • Given that it's been two years since the original Surface Book landed in October 2015, we were almost convinced the Surface Book 2 would never show up. However, despite industry chatter suggesting that it wouldn't arrive until 2018, the Surface Book 2 is here – and it launches on November 16.That's right, launching not even a month after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and mere days following the Xbox One X, the Surface Book 2 will finally be here in the flesh, complete with a multitude of new features and, perhaps more importantly, a distinct 15-inch model, each of which boast support for 8th-generation Kaby Lake processors. Read our hands-on Surface Book 2 review now!Other improvements in tow include longer battery life, a USB Type-C port, compatibility with a wide range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets on Ultra settings and even built-in wireless Xbox One controller connectivity on the 15-inch configurations – no dongles required. Cut to the chase What is Surface Book 2? The sequel to Microsoft's first laptopWhen is Surface Book 2 out? November 16What will it cost? ...

  • There's one big reason to pick the Google Pixel 2 over the Apple iPhone 8. ...read more

  • Executives, it's time to take on the role of a professor. Nearly 70 percent of employees want to learn from their CEOs. ...read more