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Sendoid offers simple zero-config P2P file sharing, doesn't work that well

Yet another file sharing tool is doing the rounds, but this time it has a rather interesting selling point: zero-config peer-to-peer transfers. Sendoid, which has nothing to do with Android and everything to do with sending, lets you send files directly between two users without a server in between. Simply pop open the Sendoid website, and use either the built-in Flash client or download the...

Bittorrent banned from Antarctica, and boy, are the penguins pissed

We all had a good little chuckle when Firefox took Antarctica by storm, capturing 100% of the web browser market share. Today the news is not so rosy for bittorrent and peer-to-peer supporters. The U.S. Antarctic Program has banned their use. From the official communique from the USAP's director of IT and communications: There are many different Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications: BitTorrent,...

Streamfile does painless point-to-point transfers with 256-bit encryption

Need a nice, simple way to share files securely with someone? Check out web-based Streamfile. Free transfers work for anything up to 150Mb, and it's all Javascript - no Flash. The interface is uncluttered and straightforward: enter the recipient's email address, pick your file, agree to the terms, You're free to pass along the link to a friend as soon as it appears beneath your progress bar....

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...

Is Google the next Pirate Bay? In a word, no.

Now that an initial guilty verdict has been handed down in the Pirate Bay case, there's a lot of talk going on about Google being "the next Pirate Bay." In an interview with Forbes, Harvard professor Ben Edelman states "Google now can and does do what the Pirate Bay has always done." Wait, what? Isn't that like implicating Superpages for the extras a client receives at a massage parlor provides...

Littleshoot updates browser plugin, now supports torrents

Back in December 2008, Brad wrote about Littleshoot, a browser-based peer-to-peer application created by the developers of Limewire. A little over two months later, and the .90 beta release has seen several updates and the addition of one major feature: the ability to download .torrent files. Install the Littleshoot plugin, visit any torrent site, and click on a torrent file and a new tab like...

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...

Wiki lists legal uses of P2P software

It's no secret that people use peer to peer software like BitTorrent or Lime Wire to download copyrighted movies, music, and software. But that doesn't mean there aren't legitimate uses for the technology. Next time you need to explain to your ISP that while you've been using massive amounts of bandwidth, you haven't actually been doing anything illegal, you might want to check out this wiki...