The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of features that you might not have known it could do. » 11/04/14 8:00am 11/04/14 8:00am

Download BitTorrent Files from Your Browser with BitTorrent Surf Beta

Yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for me. And for you! And for everyone! Because downloading BitTorrent files just got a lot easier. BitTorrent is finally pushing its torrenting browser plug-in, BitTorrent Surf, to beta for you to try. That means you don't have to deal with pesky desktop clients, your browser (Chrome or… » 4/15/13 7:20pm 4/15/13 7:20pm

You'll Be Able to Download Every Single PS4 Game Digitally

Though we're still waiting to see what the PS4 is going to look like, we definitely have a handle on the guts and how the next gen system will work. And that includes downloading PS4 games digitally. According to Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida, every single PS4 game will be available to download online. » 2/26/13 12:48am 2/26/13 12:48am

uTorrent: Download Directly to Your Phone

Can't wait to download a new album or TV show? Don't want to wait until you're on your home computer? From the people who created the BitTorrent protocol more than a decade ago, comes an app that lets torrent on your phone. » 9/05/12 6:00pm 9/05/12 6:00pm

You Can Download BitTorrent Files with Your Browser

Though torrenting files has been around forever, there has always been a relatively high barrier of entry that kept normal people from diving in. Not anymore. BitTorrent just announced Torque, a new JavaScript interface that'll let you download BitTorrent files right from your browser. It's going to be so easy now. » 7/06/12 5:05pm 7/06/12 5:05pm

BBC Confirms Video Download Store Plans

Last week rumors circulated that the BBC was planning to launch a video download store that could give iTunes a run for its money. Now the director of the BBC has confirmed that he plans to roll the service out. » 3/15/12 5:35am 3/15/12 5:35am

Music Industry To Sue Google Over Pirate Search Results?

In recent months, the proverbial has really hit the fan for file sharing sites. But now, the music industry may be turning its sights to Google instead, focusing on the results they return to people searching for music. » 2/17/12 4:16am 2/17/12 4:16am

Download the Muppets Gizmodo Ringtone for Free

We've been excited about the new Muppets movie for months, and now it's here. Have you seen it? We have! And we love it. And we love you too, so here's a Muppets/Gizmodo ringtone—totally free. Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Muppetsgiving! » 11/24/11 12:30pm 11/24/11 12:30pm

iTunes Match Is Live, At Long Last

At last, at long last, iTunes Match has gone live, giving you access to your music, in the cloud, without you ever having to upload a thing. All download, no upload sounds like a formula for success. » 11/14/11 12:47pm 11/14/11 12:47pm

Wal-Mart To Close Its MP3 Store On August 28th

Wal-Mart confirmed it will close its online MP3 store on August 28th. The retail giant will abandon digital sales and concentrate on physical media sales in its stores. » 8/09/11 10:37pm 8/09/11 10:37pm

Five Reasons People Aren't Dying to Get 4G (Yet)

LTE is on the rise and HSDPA+ is expanding, yet a recent survey from Morpace suggests most smartphone owners are yawning at 4G wireless technology. What is wrong with these folks, why are they not falling for the marketing hype? » 6/21/11 8:51pm 6/21/11 8:51pm

New Cable Technology Promises 4.5 Gbps Download, 575 Mbps Upload Speeds

Watch out DSL providers, your fancy, schmancy fiber optic technology is about to be blown away by a cable telecommunications company from Suwanee, Georgia. » 6/14/11 2:00am 6/14/11 2:00am

The City with the Fastest Internet in the US Is...Olympia, Washington

I've never actually been but I hear the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. Apparently, there's some really fast internet there too. An FCC report says that Olympia beats every US city in download speed at 21Mbps. That's nearly double second place. » 5/26/11 1:20pm 5/26/11 1:20pm

Get Torrents on Your iPhone with These Apps

If you regularly download torrents on your computer, chances are you'll want to explore getting them directly onto your iPhone, too. Luckily, you've now got a couple of options to do this. » 5/25/11 8:34pm 5/25/11 8:34pm

Is Comcast Really Blocking The Pirate Bay?

According to The Pirate Bay guys, they can't confirm if Comcast is actually blocking the site, but there has been "a significant drop in visitors from the US." CrunchGear's Matt Burns can't load the site, but what about you? Let us know in the comments below, while we wait to hear what Comcast's spokesperson has to… » 5/12/11 9:43am 5/12/11 9:43am

Mozilla Firefox 4 RC Now Available for Download

Mozilla Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac and Linux is out of beta and available as a stable release candidate. Note that add-ons may not have been tested yet by their developers, but this gorgeous browser can be downloaded right now. [Mozilla] » 3/09/11 7:46pm 3/09/11 7:46pm

iTunes 10.2.1 Fixes a Couple Bugs In 10.2

Why is iTunes 10.2.1 being released so soon after 10.2 added Home Sharing and iOS 4.3 support? Big fixes, most likely. Grab it from your Software Update now, instead of when iOS 4.3 is out and everyone's hammering Apple's servers. [BGR] » 3/08/11 6:40pm 3/08/11 6:40pm

This Is the Worst Lie Your Computer Tells You

A watched pot never boils, and a watched download never finishes. Honestly, I'd rather my laptop just say "hey, chill, working on it" than give the kind of false hope it seems to specialize in. [Doghouse Diaries] » 2/25/11 8:20am 2/25/11 8:20am

Make An Android Robot Version of Yourself

The Androidify app lets you make a "you" version of the Android bot, for avatar pics on Twitter, Facebook or your dating profile. Free. [Market via Androidify] » 2/14/11 12:55pm 2/14/11 12:55pm