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  • BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes BitTorrent today announced the first torrent-based browser. Project Maelstorm, as the app is currently called, is being made available as an invite-only alpha to “a small group of testers.” Although BitTorrent is in the very early stages of the project (testers are being asked to help assess for usability and reliability), the company strongly believes Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that (more…)

  • Movie Studios Want Automated BitTorrent Warnings
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    daria42 writes “The lawsuit filed by movie and TV studios against Australian Internet service provider iiNet appears to have taken a new twist, with the studios using early judgments in the case to attempt to push other ISPs towards what it has described as a ‘standardized automated processing system’ for BitTorrent copyright infringement notices that would integrate with the ISPs’ networks and automatically forward messages to customers when they (more…)

  • Steam Gamers Are Avid BitTorrent Users
    By on August 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    alve has now published its first set of stats detailing which software is installed on the computers of those using its Steam client. While Flash, Acrobat and Firefox dominate the listings, BitTorrent clients also make a significant appearance. uTorrent is installed on almost as many systems as iTunes!


  • Run a Free BitTorrent Tracker on Google
    By on September 10, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Thanks to Google’s free App Engine, everyone can setup a tracker of their own in a few minutes.


  • Movie Theater Streams 2K Resolution Film Using BitTorrent
    By on July 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The MPAA has previously been critical of the negative effect it says BitTorrent has on the movie industry, but a recent experiment in a Norwegian movie theater shows that it might actually be of use to them. Researchers from The Far North Living Lab managed to stream a full 2K resolution film at 19mbit/s – with BitTorrent of course.