Category: Hacks

Cut/Copy’s new video, directed by Masa Kawamura, Qanta Shimizu, and Aramique Krauthamer, marks the start of a participatory 3D-printed narrative. Cut/Copy’s Free Your Mind is a Summer of Love record: rooted in the rise of 60s psychedelia; inspired by the birth of 80s rave. It’s about open-eyed, wild-eyed experimentation. And it reminds us of a…

On Monday, we’ll begin another round of our bi-monthly Palooza (BitTorrent’s two day hackathon). So, we decided to take some time to reflect on the last one we had. If you’ve been keeping up with us, you already know that Palooza is the foundation to BitTorrent’s bottom-up innovation. It’s where BitTorrent Sync and BitTorrent Chat…

Originally posted on our engineering blog. BitTorrent Tech Talks are one-hour sessions dedicated to the stuff that keeps us busy / keeps us up at night / keeps us coding. From time to time, we post them here. Because sharing. In this edition of Tech Talks: BitTorrent’s Chief Architect Arvid Norberg describes how modern computers…

Update on BitTorrent Chat


BitTorrent was founded on a few simple core principles. Uphold user privacy, and user control. Keep the web free, open, and accessible to all. This is what keeps us up at night. And this is what keeps us coding. Every two months, we dedicate two days to all-company hackathons (Paloozas, we call them). It’s free…


In Tech Talks, we share the stuff that keeps us busy, keeps us up at night, and keeps us coding. Often, we have a bunch of data that we want to view or edit over and over again. Here’s how to get started with a graphical user interface (GUI) tool to simplify your workflow, help…


The legendary sound engineer and The Sound of New York comes to speak at BitTorrent. Every Friday, we meet up for something we like to call Tech Talks. It’s one hour devoted to sharing the stuff that keeps us busy/keeps us up at night/keeps us coding. In this week’s Tech Talk: words from Young Guru,…


Last month, we opened up BitTorrent Bundle to our first wave of Alpha publishers. (Welcome, guys!) Our goal is to build a durable (digital) platform for artists: a file format that becomes more valuable, each time it’s shared; a publishing architecture that lets you tell better stories. With BitTorrent Bundle, you can promote an album…

Hypothetical scenario:  You have a (completely healthy) obsession with a delightful, animated open-source film.  For the purposes of this blog post, we’ll call this film “Big Buck Bunny”. Let’s say you’ve downloaded the torrent and want to load it on to your iPad so that you can watch that movie anywhere. What do you do? …