How (and Why) to Ditch Dropbox and Sync Files with BitTorrent Sync

Dropbox (and similar cloud services) are awesome, but they don't give you that much control, security, or privacy over your files. If you want to take control into your own hands without losing the features of cloud syncing services, BitTorrent Sync is the service for you. Here's how to use it. » 2/19/15 12:47pm 2/19/15 12:47pm

Almost Half of Net Traffic Is Not-So-Legal P2P (And It'll Really Take Off Soon)

A market research firm called MultiMedia Intelligence—who I admittedly had never heard of—offers up some astounding numbers on porn swapping » 10/21/08 3:30am 10/21/08 3:30am P2P traffic: 33.6% of North American net activity is P2P, almost all of it illegal. Huge, right? But worldwide, the number is even higher, at 44%. So almost half of the world's…

Cucku Social Backup Stores Your Data With Your Friend, Your Friend's Data With You

Remember the concept of "porn buddy" as introduced on the UK show Coupling? You exchange keys with your most trusted friend, so in the event that you die an unexpected death, he (or she) would come over and take away all your porn so your family won't find it when going through your stuff. This backup service Cucku is… » 7/28/08 3:20pm 7/28/08 3:20pm

Verizon Actually Helping Speed Up P2P File Sharing? Wha?

We had to read this twice to be certain, but Verizon is teaming up with researchers at Yale and a P4P Working group in order to speed up peer to peer file sharing. How is this beneficial to Verizon, who has the burden of carrying P2P traffic, which measures at about 1/3 of the internet's throughput already? Because… » 3/14/08 3:01pm 3/14/08 3:01pm

TVUPlayer Reviewed: Next Headache for TV Nets?

Imagine a system that could potentially bring you any television channel in the world, live. That's TVUPlayer, peer-to-peer software from TVU Networks in Shanghai, China that lets anyone place a live broadcast signal on the Internet for anyone else to view. The guys at WebTV Hub tried it out, and found it simple to… » 10/19/06 10:55am 10/19/06 10:55am