BitTorrent: It’s how you get movies and music for free. That’s what most people think. But if the musicians and filmmakers who are losing to pirates want to survive, they’re going to have to give BitTorrent a big hug. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has a new album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, and it’s available now. And he’s trying something new to get it directly to his fans by selling it on BitTorrent. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
A few months ago, we told you about BitTorrent Bleep, the plan to create super secure chat that uses the P2P BitTorrent protocol to avoid the third-party servers that can be used to spy on you. Today, it’s been opened to a public Alpha testing stage so everyone can try it. Additionally, it’s now available [...]
A growing amount of producers and record labels are embracing the distribution method of using BitTorrent Bundles to pass out a large number of free music to fans, a trend started by Gramatik and Pretty Lights who were the pioneers of the free music movement. Well today Skrillex and his OWSLA record label have thrown together quite [...]
BitTorrent just opened up invitations for its pre-alpha version of Bleep, a chat client that’s structured around anonymity and works similar to a peer-to-peer network. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Last fall, BitTorrent (the company) announced and experimental plan to build a secure chat system using the protocol that’s most famous for enabling file sharing. Today, we’re getting our first look at the what will eventually become a finished product: BitTorrent Bleep. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Technology, Celebrities, TV/Movies The website Final Gear is one of the premiere fan sites for Top Gear on the Internet. For over a decade, it has been providing followers of the show and its spinoffs with BitTorrent links for the episodes and gave people a place to discuss all things related. [...]
Chrome: Although Chromebooks have limited storage space, they make a great BitTorrent machine since you’re less likely to be affected by malware. JSTorrent is BitTorrent client that works on any Chromebook. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
You remember Popcorn Time, the Netflix for torrents that suffered a self-inflicted death ? Well, it never really died. The open source project lives on in the form a forked app version, available for download for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Today, it comes to Android. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
No matter how organized you are, it can be hard to sift through a giant downloads folder for what you’re looking for—especially if you don’t know what the file’s name is. Sort your downloads folder by date to solve this problem. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
BitTorrent is great for downloading multiple files in a group, but you can actually download them in order with uTorrent—so you can start listening to that first track right away, before the whole torrent has downloaded. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
BitTorrent Sync is basically explicitly designed for people who need to move huge amounts of data back and forth between different devices. Now the service is getting support for the network attached storage these types are likely to use. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
If you’re a musician who has worked hard on a new record, it must be pretty frustrating when it invariably leaks
on BitTorrent. RuPaul just trolled would-be pirates with a fake leak of the album Born Naked.Read more…
Australian synth-pop dance machine Cut Copy just dropped a new music video for its song “Explorers” which is made with 3D-printed figures that play the faceless, adorable leading roles. It’s really charming, but better still, the band and production company are making it easy for you to remix the video to your hearts content. It’s not just a fun video concept, it’s a killer song, too.
Dear Lifehacker,I keep hearing people talk about BitTorrent Sync, but I’m not sure why I should care about it. Isn’t it just another file syncing service? Why would I use it instead of something like Dropbox?Read more…
Ubuntu is going to add BitTorrent search capabilities directly into its Unity desktop. Which is neat.Read more…
Dear Lifehacker,I share a lot of large files with my friends, but it seems like everyone uses different services. What’s the easiest way to do it?Read more…
Moby has long been a progressive figure in the dance music universe, standing up for causes like veganism, animal rights and net neutrality. Now he’s championing BitTorrent as a means to release music into an ever-evolving digital world, making the stems for his latest album Innocents available for fans to remix without legal restraint as a BitTorrent Bundle.
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"Torrenting" is kind of a dirty word. It makes you think piracy, doesn’t it? Well it shouldn’t. Torrenting isn’t illegal. It’s not even morally ambiguous. It’s just a way to send data, and it’s awesome. Those are the points BitTorrent’s tryin…
There are certain problems we all deal with every day, but don’t know why. Why do I need to keep resetting my router? Do I have a virus? What happens when a site I use gets "hacked?" Whether you’re the tech-savvy friend that’s always answering …