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The first video in an original series from VICE and BitTorrent takes fans behind the scenes of “Do What U Want”, the new single from Lady Gaga.
In October, we announced a Bundle partnership with VICE media: an original video series exploring the link between open expression and open technology. Next week, we’ll share the first download.
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 you work more efficiently, and prevent errors along the way.
If you’re on Windows, native on a PC or via VM/virtual machine, you can leverage Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), a free Microsoft GUI framework with many widgets and controls out of the box. Others are freely available here.
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.
Jasper Dickson mixes country, rock-n-roll, and soul to make you nod your head, even if it breaks your heart. His debut solo EP Living in the Thick of it features twang-tinged guitars, soulful lyrics, and mix of upbeat rhythms. Download the Bundle to get the full EP, artwork, and more.
Friday Download is dedicated to curating the best download-able objects on the web, courtesy of BitTorrent Bundle for Publishers
Trial by Ice is a thrilling military science fiction novel that takes place during a galactic war. A starship crash wipes out 2000 troops, and Midshipman William Grace finds himself commanding the surviving soldiers and marines. Together, they must endure the miserable cold and one another. It’s not only their lives at stakes, but all of the lives on their planet. Download the Bundle to get the first chapter for free. Kick in your email to receive chapters 2-4. Can’t get enough of this suspenseful sci-fi story? You can support the artist and buy the ebook here.
Walking Shapes is a Brooklyn-based band making music that transcends their city and time, using unconventional structures and visual storytelling to forge a new sound. It’s evocative, electric, and dream-like – songs that move across sonic landscapes; an audio refraction on life in New York.
The latest to come from the ensemble is “Horse,” a beautiful and poignant video featuring young actors fighting for schoolyard survival. Now, the group is releasing the video for “Horse,” their previous video “Keep,” and their 13-track first album, Mixtape Vol.1, directly to fans. Download the free BitTorrent Bundle and stay tuned: Walking Shapes’ full-length album is coming in 2014.