Items tagged with File Sharing

For whatever reason, file sharing is just difficult in many ways. Either your flash drive is too small, or your network is too slow. It just seems like there's no "good way" to reliability get files from one PC to another when you need them there the most. Many companies have created new and interesting solutions to an old problem, but we're still on the hunt for that perfect fix. The iTwin definitely has potential to be "the one." The company's self-named product has been released this week in limited quantities, consisting of two identical parts that look just like a USB thumb drive. Each half of the iTwin is plugged into the USB ports of any two online computers a user wishes to share. With... Read more...
Limewire users are going to have to find another way to pirate music and movies download and share legal copies of software, such as Linux distributions and game demos, as well as freely available indie music, because the peer-to-peer service is going belly up by the end of the year. "As a result of our current legal situation, we have no choice but to wind down Limewere Store operations," Limewire said in a statement. "Despite our dedication and efforts, December 31, 2010, will mark the day when Limewire Store shuts its virtual stores." And thus will end the end of an era for Limewire, the popular P2P service founded by Mark Gorton a decade ago. Limewire recently found itself on the losing end... Read more...
The music industry dealt what appeared to be a fatal blow to LimeWire by winning a court injunction against the peer-to-peer file sharing service. Desperate to keep the ship afloat, however, LimeWire CEO George Searle confirmed that the company recently laid off 29 of it's 100-person workforce, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. "Following the court-ordered injunction, we reduced our workforce to extend our runway for bringing our new music service to market," Searle said in a statement. "Letting go of colleagues is never easy. If we could have brought about another solution, we would have." Laying off nearly 30 percent of its workforce should free LimeWire up to make a run at... Read more...
Seagate has licensed CloudEngines' easy-to-use Pogoplug network-attached storage (NAS) technology, and has integrated it into the new FreeAgent DockStar network adapter. With a FreeAgent DockStar, you can easily turn any Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive (not included) into a network-attached storage device.The primary focus of the Pogoplug technology is to turn any USB-based storage device into an easy to setup and use NAS device, with simple remote access for file sharing. We reviewed the original Pogoplug device back in July--for in-depth details into the technology and how it works, see our review here. The original Pogoplug has a single USB port for networking a single drive. The... Read more...
Qtrax - the legal, ad-supported free music download site - will begin its worldwide launch in October, starting with the Asia-Pacific region.For starters, it will operate in China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. The official date is Oct. 29, a Thursday. By year's end, it will officially launch in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, though it already has been available as a 1.0 "preview" download in the U.S.It appears to be available only for Windows users who have Windows Media Player 11, Microsoft .Net 2.0 and DRM security update.Qtrax was announced last year and has deals with all the major music companies... Read more...
Opera, the company behind the Opera browser, has been gathering some publicity lately, talking about a concept called "Opera Unite." On Tuesday, they unveiled the project, which basically turns your computer into a web server. Share what you want, without using a third party (Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, FlipShare) to host it. The advantage is saving the time and effort of uploading the shared content, as well as the fact that (hopefully, assuming Opera Unite is secure) you don't have to worry about the content being in someone else's hands. Opera has a vision for Opera Unite, and its for more than just file sharing, although that's already provided. They want developers to step in and extend... Read more...
According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has decided to give up on its practice of mass lawsuits as a way to deter illegal file-sharing. Instead the industry is apparently going to use a "three strikes" policy, similar to that under consideration in the E.U. and France. The WSJ says that the RIAA is negotiating with ISPs over the "three strikes" policy. If the RIAA detects illegal file-sharing taking place, it will send an email to the ISP, and then:Depending on the agreement, the ISP will either forward the note to customers, or alert customers that they appear to be uploading music illegally, and ask them to stop. If the customers... Read more...
Hey folks, sorry for the long time between updates, I've had a little trouble with the news posting feature, but it's all sorted out now :) My wireless router just kicked the bucket, so looks like I've got to go to the store tomorrow and get another one... and I should probably also get to work on my X-Mas shopping(have you?). On with the news... X-Micro WLAN 11g Router and PCMCIA Card @ A True Review "Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a home to have more than one computer; whether it be multiple desktops or a laptop thrown in the mix. With multiple computers comes a need to network them. Network equipment has come along way since the relative low speeds of 10baseT Ethernet. These days network... Read more...
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