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BitTorrent debuting second installment of Pioneer One, the made-for-torrent sci-fi drama

Alright sci-fi fans, it's that time again -- it's been a month since we last heard from the folks behind Pioneer One, and the word then was that come mid-December, there'd be a second episode. Well, it's now officially the middle of December, so let's get campy. Support from the P2P community hasn't waned in the months since the show's premiere, and may even be stronger than before. BitTorrent...

Limewire gets improved torrent support in new beta thanks to LibTorrent

While most of you probably prefer using a standalone torrent application, Limewire is actually the most widely-installed client in the world. In the most recent beta version, the Limewire team have greatly improved the program's torrent handling chops. By adding LibTorrent to the mix, Limewire now includes the engine powering such apps as Halite, Deluge, Miro, Free Download Manager, and more. As...

Did OpenBitTorrent just become The Pirate Bay 2.0?

When the news came down a few days ago about The Pirate Bay being sold, the community reacted strongly. Despite pleas on the official blog for users to not abandon the site, it was inevitable that the 'betrayal' many users felt would lead to a flood of account deletions. To a number of P2P users, TPB is dead. After all, once GGF goes to work the site will likely be a hollow shell of its former...

Jake keeps collaborative file-sharing in sync

Jake is a cross-platform collaborative file-sharing client that lets you create a folder and keep it synced for everyone you invite. It's built on open-source tools like Jabber, and seems to have a lot of features going for it. You can't really beat it for ease of use: setup is just adding a folder and inviting people, with no server-side fiddling to do. Even better, you can set Jake up on your...

FriendFeed introduces file sharing

Sharing pictures on FriendFeed is nothing new, but now it's just as easy to share other file types on the popular social network. You can either upload a file on the FriendFeed website, or email it as an attachment to share@friendfeed.com. The feature is intended for stuff like PDFs and spreadsheets, but you can also upload music files like mp3s and m4as. Mp3s are playable and downloadable on...

Files Over Miles does simple, direct transfers in your browser

Looking for a good, simple way to send files using only your web browser? As long as you and your recipient have the Flash plugin installed, it doesn't get much easier than Files Over Miles. Choose a file to share, and FOM creates a hash-like URL for the transfer. Nothing starts moving until the receiver visits the URL and the client kicks in. Once that happens, your data is sent directly to...

Share files via Twitter with FileTwt

If you've used a file-sharing service that lets you upload files and send the link to a friend via email, you might appreciate FileTwt. It's the same idea, but you pass the link along via a tweet or a direct message on Twitter. In keeping with Twitter's spirit of brevity -- or maybe with FileTwt's inevitable bandwidth costs -- the max file upload is currently only 20mb. FileTwt is a brilliant idea...

Upload files to multiple mirrors ine one step with Gazup

Like previously mentioned Rapidspread, Gazup is a web service that allows you to upload a file and mirror it on several hosts with ease. Gazup's interface is decidedly more Web 2.0 (it's up to you to decide whether that's a good or bad thing). Apart from uploading a file directly from your machine, Gazup also supports mirroring files from a URL. It's a handy way to provide alternative downloads...

Rapidstack searches working Rapidshare downloads in realtime

Rapidstack is an excellent search engine for users who download frequently from - where else - Rapidshare. They claim to filter dead links and return only working downloads, and it worked well in my testing. Submit your query, and results load below the text box as Rapidstack finds them. Queries can take a little while to execute depending on what you search for, but you're trading a few seconds...

Share1t provides simple, free file hosting up to 100mb

Some things are best kept simple, and that's exactly the way Share1t.com approaches its file sharing service. The Share1t home page is totally uncluttered, with nothing but a thin information header at the top, banner ad in the footer, and a nice, big browse-and-upload form right in the middle. After uploading your file, you'll be given a truncated URL, HTML and BBCode for embedding your file,...

RIAA promises to sue fewer file sharers

For the last few years the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has taken a rather aggressive stance on copyright protection by suing individuals who shared songs over the internet using file sharing software. The Wall Street Journal reports that's all about to change. Well, somewhat anyway. After filing suits against 35,000 individuals the RIAA plans to give up on mass lawsuits. That...

Limewire 5 Alpha screenshot tour

Limewire is one of the oldest filesharing programs around, and it's by far the most popular. The Limewire development team continues to work hard on version 5, which promises to bring some very big changes to the application. After taking a look at Wired's write up of the Alpha version, I decided to download it and see what all the fuss was about. Remember, the gallery images and download I'm...

file ai turns your web browser into a file server

There are plenty of services out there that will let you send files to someone even if they're too large to fit in an email attachment. But YouSendIt, FileMail and similar services typically require you to upload the file before the recipient can begin downloading it. You can save time by allowing someone to copy the file straight from your computer using file ai. Here's how it works. You visit...

DilbertFiles - Like YouSendIt, but funnier, more expensive

Need to send a file to a friend or colleague, but it's too large for your email system to handle? No problem, just upload it to a web server and send the recipient a download link. If you don't have your own server, there are plenty of services that offer the ability to send large files for free, or even larger files for a fee. Here are a few of my favorites: YouSendIt MailBigFile ...

Send files out fast with uSend.io

There are a lot of sites for quickly sharing files, but some of them are painfully slow or require registration. If you want to send a file with a minimum of fuss, and the file happens to be 100mb or smaller, give uSend.io a look. It's powered by drop.io, and the upload speeds when I tested it were excellent compared to similar sites. This is now my go-to site for sending any medium-sized file to...