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BitTorrent Sync Beta Review: we’re ready for 2.0

BitTorrent Sync Beta Review: we’re ready for 2.0

The basic premise for BitTorrent Sync is sound: send a folder to a friend or colleague from your device to theirs in as simple a fashion as possible. You can keep that connection open indefinitely, or your can close it after a short period of time. It doesn't rely on cloud servers to do the work, it relies on your computer and the computer you're sharing with. Next year, BitTorrent will be releasing Sync 2.0 and a Pro edition for those users that wish to roll with premium features.

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BitTorrent Paygate swings open for premium content bundles

BitTorrent Paygate swings open for premium content bundles

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file distribution network that has a reputation as a place where people go to share files illegally. The people behind BitTorrent are trying to change that and are doing so by trying to lure artists to a new paygate premium service that will give artists the lion's share of profits from the content they sell.

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BitTorrent downloads of Thom Yorke’s Bundle exceed 1mil

BitTorrent downloads of Thom Yorke’s Bundle exceed 1mil

This past summer, BitTorrent revealed its Bundle paygate, and last month Radiohead's Thom Yorke used that platform to launch his new album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. This was a notable milestone, being the first paygated torrent to launch, and now a mere week later, more than 1,000,000 downloads have happened.

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Radiohead frontman’s album is first paygated torrent in history

Radiohead frontman’s album is first paygated torrent in history

So you’ve got Radiohead, then you’ve got their frontman Thom Yorke. Then you’ve got a new album called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes made by Thom Yorke, a project he’s releasing in collaboration with BitTorrent. This is the first paygated torrent in the history of the world and this album is the first solo release from Yorke in 8 years.

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BitTorrent Bleep public Alpha now on Windows, Mac, Android

BitTorrent Bleep public Alpha now on Windows, Mac, Android

After a brief limited alpha testing period that started in July, BitTorrent is ready to give the public an appetizer of its decentralized, peer-to-peer messaging system. With BitTorrent Bleep, you can keep on talking to your friends and family without fear of being snooped on or having your private information harvested.

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BitTorrent Bleep “bleeps out” your chats from prying eyes

BitTorrent Bleep “bleeps out” your chats from prying eyes

BitTorrent, the company, will perhaps forever be remembered for creating bittorrent, the file sharing protocol. However, the concept of a serverless system of sending packets to and fro the Internet isn't just useful for downloading large videos and files, legally acquired or otherwise. It can also be used to ensure secure and private communication lines, as Bleep, BitTorrent's latest product, tries to demonstrate.

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Popcorn Time refuses to quit, adds AirPlay support

Popcorn Time refuses to quit, adds AirPlay support

A service that is being called "Hollywood's Worst Nightmare" is back with another update and its biting back at the powers that be. It has added support for Apple's AirPlay streaming protocol so that not only will users be able to watch streaming torrents on their iOS devices, they can also redirect those to, say, an Apple TV for the ultimate viewing experience.

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BitTorrent reveals Bundle paygates: a bid to fund content creation

BitTorrent reveals Bundle paygates: a bid to fund content creation

BitTorrent is expanding upon its Bundle efforts with "paygates", a newly announced paywall that will give creators the option to charge for their digital wares. To fuel this, Rapid Eye Studios will launch an original series on Bundle called Children of the Machine, which it hopes to fund solely through Bundle.

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Netgear first to support BitTorrent Sync on NAS

Netgear first to support BitTorrent Sync on NAS

BitTorrent Sync is a feature that was announced a while back that is designed to be a cloud-like storage device that lets the user sync files across multiple devices. These files don’t have a home on the web like most cloud storage services, rather the files are shared across all your devices. BitTorrent has announced a new twist for BitTorrent Sync.

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BitTorrent app FrostWire bakes Bitcoin into downloads

BitTorrent app FrostWire bakes Bitcoin into downloads

BitTorrent and cloud downloader app FrostWire has become the first open source torrent app to tie the distributed download system with Bitcoin, using the Canadian band 'Aint No Love' as the hook. The service provider has just debuted its in-client Bitcoin tipping feature, allowing fans to pay the band what they think its music is worth.

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Italian government cracks down on piracy with block order

Italian government cracks down on piracy with block order

Italy is cracking down on piracy in a mass shutdown of websites -- in the form of blocking at the Internet service provider level -- that are related in some way to file sharing. The move will see 46 sites blocked to Internet goers in the nation, perhaps the largest move of this nature to happen in Italy.

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Judge rules IP address alone not enough to prove piracy

Judge rules IP address alone not enough to prove piracy

In a ruling that some have called yet another nail in the coffin, a federal judge dismissed a case against one of the defendants in a mass BitTorrent lawsuit. According to him, the IP address being used by the plaintiff as its sole evidence is not enough to prove criminal liability in the act of piracy.

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