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Rox Player streams torrents, IPTV, DHT, and other online video in real time

Streaming internet video straight into a desktop player is not new, but if you ever thought about streaming torrents in real time then we’ve got great news: Rox is a free media player that can make this as easy as clicking a link. In addition to streaming torrent, Rox can stream many other online videos

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PirateBrowser bypasses censorship imposed by governments, ISP’s, or firewalls

Want to browse the internet without being censored by your government, your ISP, or even your company firewall? ‘PirateBrowser’ may be what you need. Released by torrent indexing service ‘the Pirate Bay’, PirateBrowser is designed to give regular users access to censored content, but note that it is not designed to provide anonymous browsing and

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How to turn ads off in uTorrent

After experimenting with a number of other Torrent clients over the past year, I decided to go back to uTorrent, which although not as pared down as some other clients, I find to be more intuitive to use and user friendly. What I did not know was that the latest version of uTorrent apparently now

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BitTorrent Sync: synchronize folders on multiple PCs securely without uploading to a cloud server

While Dropbox and other cloud services have made syncing folders on multiple devices ubiquitous, there is a way to do the same thing without uploading your files to the cloud, from one device to another straight while cutting out the middleman. This, at least, is what free ‘BitTorrent Sync’ does, directly, automatically, and securely, using

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Find out if your ISP is limiting or shaping your traffic, with Glasnost

How would you know if your ISP is limiting your download speed, blocking certain traffic, such as Torrent, Usenet, or other traffic, or generally engaging in what is called ‘traffic shaping’? The answer: Glasnost, not the Russian kind, but rather a project of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems which provides a range of

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A quick critique of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a new digital currency that is as of this writing worth around $100 or so, up from mere pennies when it was first launched (and was previously at a high of over $200). It can be bought at currency exchanges across the internet and used to pay for purchases at a number of

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Download torrents without a torrent client (or when torrent traffic is blocked) – with BitLet

There are times when downloading torrents using a torrent client is simply not possible, such as when using a PC where you cannot or do not want to install a local torrent client, or if downloading from networks where torrent traffic is blocked (say by your ISP or network admin), just to name a few

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Access a world of Torrent content packaged in a streamlined, secure user experience with Tribler

Tribler is a free desktop video sharing app for Windows, Mac, and Linux that is a sort of combination of a video player, torrent client, and a content searching and indexing engine designed to identify a user’s interests and recommend content. Tribler is perfect for those who want a more intuitive, secure, and streamlined torrent

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Tixati makes torrents easy for beginners (and will impress advanced users)

Tixati is a simple and easy to use, free BitTorrent client. It installs quickly without java or .NET and provides advanced features like RSS, IP filters, and the ability to schedule events based on a number of factors. Unlike some of other popular ‘freeware’ BitTorrent clients, it has no annoying ads, no spyware or crapware

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Send a torrent to anyone with Torrent2exe

Have you ever downloaded something from a torrent and wanted your friends who aren’t as tech-savvy as you to be able to do the same? I sure have. The solution: Torrent2Exe! Torrent2Exe is a rather brilliant, simple (and free) way to send a torrent file to anyone who uses a computer. Whether they are familiar