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Custom Design And Build Your Own Lightsaber Using Adaptive Saber Parts (video)

Phillip Isherwood at Adaptive Saber Parts has launched a new Kickstarter campaign this month to enable backers to design and build their own dream …

Now This Is How You Do Star Wars Art

So a new <i>Star Wars</i> game got announced today, and people seem pretty ho-hum about it, mostly because it’s for mobile. But it got my attention <i>right …

Art

Warriors hold off James, Cavs for 108-100 OT win in Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After an eight-day break, the NBA's top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show.<p>Only one kept it up for 53 minutes.<p>And only one survived without a serious injury.<p>Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the …

Basketball

Meet Rainbow Six Siege's FBI SWAT operators

In <i>Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege</i>, the titular Rainbow is a team of the best of the best, composed of special forces units from Germany, Russia, the United States and beyond. In a new look at <i>Rainbow Six Siege</i>, we see what the U.S. forces, the FBI's Special Weapons and Tactics team, are capable of.<p>In …

Pipe-Dream Destinations for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents

Fire up those pipe-dream machines. The totally invented, not-at-all NBA free-agency apocalypse is nigh.<p>Most of this summer's big names won't be switching teams. There are rumors to the contrary, but the most likely scenario for almost every free agent entails him signing with whoever offers the …

NBA

Warriors! Warriors! Warriors! (LeBron?)

Entering Game 1 of the NBA Finals, it’s Super Steph vs. Low-Fi LeBron<p>Look I know a lot of people are ga-ga about the Golden State Warriors right now, and I don’t blame them one bit. The Warriors are worth going ga-ga over. Like, super-duper ga-ga. Golden State won 67 games in a tough conference and …

Basketball

How to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals online for free

DARPA's Robotics Challenge is finally coming to a close. The finals will be held on June 5th to 6th, almost three years after the contest was launched, in Pomona, California -- but you thankfully can watch it live, even if you can't make it there in person. CuriosityStream, a new website the serves …

2015 NBA Finals: Steph Curry's rise from question mark to the MVP

Steph Curry went from a question mark coming out of Davidson to the Most Valuable Player in the NBA. How did it happen?<p>We know the story of Golden …

Basketball

The Warriors should not double-team LeBron James

It may sound like a bold and impossible strategy, but the Warriors actually have the right personnel to pull it off.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers' best player is LeBron James, who you've surely heard is quite good at basketball. James' shooting is way down by his standards, but he's still the most …

Basketball

Madden NFL '16 Cover Vote Finalists Revealed: Full Details and Reaction

Either New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. or New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will grace the cover of <i>Madden NFL 16</i> after EA Sports announced the two as finalists for the coveted honor Tuesday.<p>The franchise's Twitter account confirmed the two as the last players standing:<p>EA …

Football (U.S.)

No Matter How Good a Coach David Blatt May Be, Is He Right for LeBron James?

CLEVELAND — Not even a game-winning shot in the conference semifinals is suitable to serve as the lead to the next day's sportscast—not in this Cavaliers season, not when there's a firestorm to be fueled. So there we were Monday, the media mob, angling for anything to advance the assumption of …

Scott Brooks
Football (U.S.)

Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …

Al-Qaeda

3-pointer: What we learned from Warriors-Grizzlies Game 4

The Warriors responded in the way they needed to respond to the Grizzlies in Game 4 and brought the series to 2-2. Here's what we learned in Game …

Basketball

Deflategate penalties present unusual opportunity for Garoppolo, Patriots

Playing without Tom Brady will be tough on the Patriots, but if Jimmy Garoppolo plays well, there could be a silver lining.<p>Wouldn't it be the most …

NFL

NBA playoff scores 2015: Playoff basketball continues to deliver and 3 other things we learned

The Bucks beat the Bulls at the buzzer, and although the series may be over Monday, it was still a fantastic game.<p>Besides Spurs vs. Clippers, the outcomes of the other seven NBA series are pretty much decided. One team, the Pelicans, has already fallen. Three of the four matchups on Sunday are …

Basketball
Basketball

This is why the Wizards brought Paul Pierce to Washington

The signing of Paul Pierce is paying off for the Wizards in the postseason.<p>The Washington Wizards made a bold decision last offseason. After making the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and advancing past the first round for the first time since 2005, they let elite 3-and-D wing Trevor Ariza …

Basketball

How to build a monster PC that will play any game

<b>In this article, PC Format looks at building the ultimate triple-GPU dream machine. PC Format is the magazine for PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts,</b> …

Computer Hardware

YouTube turns 10: The video site that went viral

YouTube is the Web's de facto home for video. But 10 years ago, online video was anybody's game. As it celebrates a decade offering us everything from new celebrities to cat videos, YouTube has become a premier destination for content. Here's how it got there.<p>Ten years ago today, a startup called …

Internet

James Bond needs $5 million to hold a Sony phone, and he still doesn't like it

Leaked Sony emails reveal dispute over product placement<p>James Bond doesn't work for free. He isn't just some gun for hire. He has standards, and values, and if you want him to use your smartphone in a movie you better come prepared with "a solid financial proposal." Because if Bond doesn't think …

James Bond

Stephen Curry did the impossible, again

With two Pelicans in his face and no time to think about it, Stephen Curry's three-pointer with two seconds left in Game 3 was too impossible to be believed.<p>So, someone's going to explain to God how we let something like this happen:<p>This is just unreal. Adam Silver has barely been in office for a …

Basketball

3-Pointer: The Rockets went 'NBA Jam' over Dallas in Game 2

Dunks, dunks, dunks, dunks, dunks, and more dunks as the Rockets take a 2-0 series lead on Dallas in their best of seven. Behold the power of this …

NBA

You're a fool to count out the Spurs after Game 1

I don’t know how many times we have to go over this: Don’t count out the San Antonio Spurs.<p>The Spurs lost to the Clippers in Game 1 of their Western Conference Playoffs series on Sunday by a score of 107-92, a thorough beatdown that had many NBA fans shaking their heads. Wasn’t this supposed to be …

Blake Griffin

The Golden State Warriors have one huge advantage over the rest of the NBA, and it's not going away anytime soon

They've made savvy draft choices, signings, and trades, and gotten a little bit of luck with players staying healthy and draft picks exceeding expectations.<p>No matter how you look at it, though, the Warriors' success this season isn't a fluke, and they have one key competitive advantage over the …

Basketball

Patriots vs Steelers: Did NFL Make Mistake Snubbing Eagles in NFL Season Opener?

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots will face each other in Foxboro, Massachusetts, to open the 2015 NFL season, according to a report by the <i>New York Daily News</i>' Manish Mehta (h/t Mike Florio and NBC Sports).<p>Did the NFL get it right? What should we expect in this intriguing …

Football (U.S.)

NBA Playoff Threat Rankings: Who are the dangerous playoff teams?

Who are the most dangerous teams in the 2015 NBA Playoffs? Who's for real and who's a paper tiger? A ranking of playoff teams.<p>The NBA regular season …

NBA

Wild West: Warriors must navigate loaded playoff field

Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors pals have the inside track in the Western Conference.<p>Let's <i>at least</i> give them that much respect as we debate the Western Conference side of these NBA playoffs.<p>They dominated in semi-historic fashion this season, finishing with the eighth-largest …

Basketball

Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Oklahoma City Thunder Player

The NBA regular season has come to an end, and for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, the playoffs will commence without the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC finished 45-37 and fought for a postseason spot up until the final game, but the team was unable to overcome a sickening amount of critical …

Basketball