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Space. All those planets and stars, son. This week, we rummaged through the codes and stacks of the Internet Archive with the universe on our mind. We watched Buckminster Fuller explain it all. We went Around the World in 80 days. We got extraterrestrial with the Grateful Dead. We traveled with Dr. Doolittle. And we…


Thanks to everyone who’s tried BitTorrent Surf Alpha for all the early input and great feedback. We’re already hard at work addressing some of your questions. First up: Windows 8. Windows 8 restricts NPA APIs from being installed. However, BitTorrent Surf will work with Windows 8. Here’s what you need to do:


Our first full week back at work. Everything’s CHANGED. In-browser discovery and downloads with our brand-new Surf Alpha. Qualcomm, not Microsoft, keynoted CES and it was a wonder to behold. 4K became the new 3D. Then 8K became the new 4K. 3 Kickstarter films were nominated for Oscars. The human body got hacked. Online courses hit record enrollments. Extraordinary is the new ordinary. Game on.


Certain things we take for granted. Certain things we can’t, anymore. Our world; our world wide web, remains challenged by issues of fragmentation and censorship. Our challenge, the one facing each and every one of us, as people of the Internet, remains: how do we hardcode these certain things, these certain freedoms, into our shared…


Welcome to 2013. They said this was the future. We said we’re not quite ready yet. Procrastinate with us? There’s the art of the old media caption, meta-captured. There are the over 100 online sources for free and legal music curated by Largehearted Boy. There’s the next decade of big/open/networked, from the brains at O’Reilly Radar. There’s some good news for…


Fact Over Fiction Dept.: the truth about BitTorrent and piracy. Knowledge Preservation Dept.: artists whose work enters the public domain in 2013. The Final Frontier Dept.: open-sourcing space with Copenhagen Suborbitals. The Visible Web Dept.: a Big Internet Museum. Not open during Brazilian Carnival. The End of the World Dept.: the New Math of End Times. A Message from Us Dept.: What…


Dope Record Label Dept.: our friends over at XL get the GIF-iti treatment, courtesy of INSA. Best Of  The Best Ofs Dept.: Hype Machine captures the zeitgeist in illustration, and Google presents the year in search. The Details Make The Difference Dept.: UI ingenuity gets served on Little Big Details. It’s About Time Dept.: 14 video games are added to MoMA’s permanent collection. And a quick…