Star Wreck owes its Success to BitTorrent

Star Wreck, a movie directed by Timo Vuorensola backed up by a crew of independent film makers became a great success thanks to BitTorrent. The Star Trek parody, released under a Creative Commons lisence has been downloaded millions of times. The movie became Finland’s most popular movie within just a…

Filesharing is Great Business

Filesharing technologies like BitTorrent have a bad name to most people who are not using it. Take the BBC Newsnight report for example, or the MPAA rallies. However these enemies are at the same time BitTorrent’s greatest fans, and the ones who can make or save a lot of money…

Bitcomet follows Azureus and uTorrent

Bitcomet, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients decided to follow Azureus and uTorrent by implementing PE/MSE encryption in its latest release. Bitcomet was the first BitTorrent client that supported protocol header encryption, the switch to the new encryption method means that the three biggest torrent clients out there are…

Desert Bus: We have a Winner

Last week we had a story on the long-lost Penn and Teller videogame Desert Bus. The goal of the game is to drive a Bus through the desert from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas in real-time, without scenery, while the bus slightly veers to the right. It seems that a…

uTorrent 1.5 released

And yet another uTorrent release. Version 1.5 has a couple of new features, some changes and a few bugfixes. Rss support is optimized and has some new configuration options. The controversial Protocol Encryption has been implemented, and last but not least, a new “easter egg”. Easter Egg: Go to the…

BitTorrent extension for Firefox wins funding

Allpeers is a revolutionary Firefox extension that makes it possible to share pictures, music and video’s within Firefox. According to Red Herring allpeers has received a first round of funding from two venture capital firms that backed Skype. Red Herring:“AllPeers co-founder and CEO Cedric Maloux declined to disclose the amount…