Friday Download: Spirit Animals

2013/01/25

In today’s Friday Download: all things animal, with live shows from Animal Collective, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, and White Rabbits, antiquarian Bird-lore from the Audubon Society, and an audiobook version of Jack London’s White Fang. All courtesy of Internet Archive. Ready to reconnect with your spirit animal? Read on for the download links.

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Introducing BTC: A Torrenting Shortcut

2013/01/25

We’ve been experimenting with a tool designed to complement the µTorrent UI, and save time by automating repetitive tasks. With apologies to shortcut-haters everywhere, we’d like to introduce BTC.

Welcome To The Lab

2013/01/24

We believe in an open Internet. One where innovation belongs to all, and not some. One where creators and coders are given options. Not rules. Those are lofty statements and big ideals. But here’s a small step in that direction. Today, we’re opening up BitTorrent Labs. It’s an Alpha site for our Alpha projects –…

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Featured Content: An Epic Meal Time Video Exclusive

2013/01/24

It’s breakfast time in San Francisco. And today, we’re eating LIKE A BOSS. To help launch Epic Meal Time’s new show, Epic Chef, we’re releasing two exclusive videos (and two new tracks) to BitTorrent users. Want sweet, sweet bacon in your face? Of course you do. Download the BitTorrent Bundle, and learn how to make…

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Friday Download: In The Words of Dr. King

2013/01/19

One year ago today, we won a victory for Internet freedom. One week ago, we lost a hero of the open world. Foundational human rights – equality, expression – are more fragile than they should be. And it’s in this light, and with this knowledge, that we remember and honor the work of civil rights…

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Remembering Aaron

2013/01/16

This week, we lost a technological pioneer and, more importantly, a friend. Aaron Swartz made a profound impact during his short life and now it’s time to honor his contributions. On Thursday, January 24th, a memorial is being held at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. There are also hackathons being organized around the world…

Friday Download: Across the Universe

2013/01/12

Space. All those planets and stars, son. This week, we rummaged through the codes and stacks of the Internet Archive with the universe on our mind. We watched Buckminster Fuller explain it all. We went Around the World in 80 days. We got extraterrestrial with the Grateful Dead. We traveled with Dr. Doolittle. And we…

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Meet Our Team: David Hilborn

2013/01/12

On Thursday, we introduced you to BitTorrent Surf, a new Alpha designed to enable in-browser torrent discovery and download. Today, we’d like you to meet David Hilborn: the guy who managed the release, from whiteboard to real world. Find out more about the team’s inspiration, the journey to Alpha, and what Dave does when he’s…

Installing BitTorrent Surf on Windows 8

2013/01/11

Thanks to everyone who’s tried BitTorrent Surf Alpha for all the early input and great feedback. We’re already hard at work addressing some of your questions. First up: Windows 8. Windows 8 restricts NPA APIs from being installed. However, BitTorrent Surf will work with Windows 8. Here’s what you need to do:

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Distributed Links: Non-Required Reading From Around The Web

2013/01/11

Our first full week back at work. Everything’s CHANGED. In-browser discovery and downloads with our brand-new Surf Alpha. Qualcomm, not Microsoft, keynoted CES and it was a wonder to behold. 4K became the new 3D. Then 8K became the new 4K. 3 Kickstarter films were nominated for Oscars. The human body got hacked. Online courses hit record enrollments. Extraordinary is the new ordinary. Game on.

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