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Watch the best teams in the NBA battle in the playoffs, online

With the NBA Playoffs finally upon us, we know you don't want to miss a second of the drama. Here's how to stream all the NBA Playoffs action online.
Computing

Fixing a McLaren F1 is tricky enough, but you'll also need an early 90s laptop

The McLaren F1 may be one of the most valuable cars on the planet, but it turns out the only way to service the electronics is with a decades-old Compaq laptop.
Computing

Nvidia’s new Game Ready driver amps up Battleborn for PC, three open betas

Nvidia released a new Game Ready driver, version 365.10, that focuses on Battleborn and three open betas: Overwatch, Paragon, and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. It can be downloaded manually from Nvidia, or though the GeForce Experience app.
Computing

Armada Collective DDoS threats were fake, but still scored thousands of dollars

Cloudflare claimes that the DDoS threats against sites over the last month -- allegedly by the shadowy hacker organization Armada Collective -- were just empty, but they still managed to net $100,000 from frightened sites.
Mobile

NSA whistleblower Snowden, CNN’s Zakaria face off over encryption

A debate on whether the government should have lawful access to encrypted communications and devices saw former NSA contractor Edward Snowden duking it out with CNN host Fareed Zakaria.
Computing

Omni’s smartcase fattens up your MacBook to double its battery life

Omni Technology has a Kickstarter project seeking backers for what it calls a "smart case" for the MacBook, which includes an additional battery promising up to a nine hour extension, and a few extra ports to make connectivity easier.
Gaming

Work is never done on the farm: Breakout sim Stardew Valley getting updates

Breakout indie farming sim Stardew Valley has a major new content update in the works, in addition to the promise of co-op multiplayer, and ports for Mac, Linux, and consoles.
Virtual Reality

Sorry, Oculus Rift pre-orderers: It's going on sale at Best Buy starting May 7

The Oculus Rift is arguable the most important virtual reality release to date, and you can get it for yourself from Best Buy starting on May 7 -- if you're one of the lucky few able to get in early enough, that is.
Computing

You thought your Wi-Fi was bad? Threatening hot spot delays flight for two hours

A Quantas flight from Melbourne to Perth was delayed for two hours when a passenger discovered a Wi-Fi hotspot called "Mobile Detonation Device." It was never located, but the plane was eventually cleared, and landed safely in Perth.
Computing

It took years, but Chrome is officially the king of web browsers

Internet Explorer has finally fallen from its perch, if you believe the headlines, but only because NetMarketShare was a steadfast holdout. Everyone else agreed that Chrome has been the most popular browser for some time now.
Web

Prove you're human by identifying gibberish words, because computers suck at that

Humans are pretty good at knowing when a word is gibberish; computers are not. Audio CAPTCHA research takes advantage of this, and could help the blind prove that they're human much faster than before.
Computing

The Pirate Bay pulls in a whopping $9 a day in bitcoin donations

Bitcoin donations never quite caught on as much as the copyright lobbyists thought they would, with even giant sites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents pulling just a few dollars a day between them.