Staff Picks: R.E.A.L.

Staff Picks is dedicated to surfacing the best music, film, and art downloads on the Internet; digitally handmade by BitTorrent Publishers. Read on for this week’s finds.

In this edition of Staff Picks: two New York emcees on the rise bring you nine tracks of heat to cap off your Summer playlist. #ShortSummer is the latest EP from the Rochester, NY hip hop duo R.E.A.L.. We have your first listen right here.

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Sync Dev: Software Defined Radio

Developing on the BitTorrent Sync API? Our developer evangelist is here to work with you.

What I love about working in technology is that there is always something new to tinker with and new tech on the horizon to look forward to. I’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Great Scott Gadget’s HackRF One Software Defined Radio. I missed out on the original Kickstarter campaign last year, but got an early pre-order in with NooElec for the SDR, a Ham It Up RF Upconverter and an ANT500 antenna.  Everything arrived last week while I was on the road and I finally had a chance to get things set up today.

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Today, BitTorrent stands alongside companies like Etsy, Netflix, Reddit and a host of others to participate in Internet Slowdown day — a visual representation of what the Internet would look like if the FCC abandons Net Neutrality in favor of a prioritized “pay-for-play” system. We stand by these principles in governing the Net: – No…

Staff Picks is dedicated to surfacing the best music, film, and art downloads on the Internet; digitally handmade by BitTorrent Publishers. Read on for this week’s finds. In this edition of Staff Picks: a first look at Excision’s 2014 Shambhala Mix, featuring new music, video, art, and more.

Friday Download is dedicated to curating the best download-able objects on the web, courtesy of BitTorrent Bundle Publishers. In this edition of FDL: Moon Taxi goes “animal style”, a bit of everything that you want from the Nashville vanguard. After the release of their breakout album Cabaret in 2012, Moon Taxi remained steadfast on their…