BitThief is a BitTorrent client developed by the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory in Zurich that manages to download torrents without uploading. Overall the downloads rates are a bit slower than with other clients, but on well-seeded torrents the performance of BitThief is comparable to any other client.
BitTyrant is a new "selfish" BitTorrent client based on Azureus. The developers claim that it speeds up downloads by up to 70% by connecting to the peers that have high upload speeds, and peers that give you the best send / receive ratio.
Torrentspy ended 2006 as the most popular BitTorrent site in terms of traffic. Mininova settled in second place this year. Last year's winner, The Pirate bay, ended up in third place.
In a recent interview with InfoWorld, the co-founder of BitTorrent Inc, Ashwin Navin made an interesting statement, one we just couldn't help but question. He says BitTorrent.com filters out illegal content.
Happy New Year! Here's a serious list of BitTorrent-related things that might happen in 2007. Seriously!
This a series of three BBC documentaries that show how fear is an ultimate tool for politicians to preserve their power. As director Adam Curtis puts it, "Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us: from nightmares."
This week's most popular DVDrips distributed over BitTorrent.
Game companies have recently started distributing demos of their games over BitTorrent. Most stay away from "illegal" torrent sites like The Pirate Bay to avoid confusing customers, so the focus seems to be on BitTorrent.com. An excellent turn-based strategy game called Disciples II: Dark Prophecy is one of the demos…