Tuesday, September 26, 2006

copyright siege engine

Gizmodo has a posting that details the capabilities of the new ASUStek WL-700gE wireless router, which I can only describe as a copyright-kickin' siege engine.

Features include:
  • built-in 160GB hard drive
  • USB ports that support a number of devices (including external drives)
  • built-in BitTorrent client that supports up to 7 simultaneous streams
  • UPnP/DLNA support for sharing media content with compatible devices and software (like iTunes).
Not to put a fine point on this: you connect this puppy up to the Internet, spark up your web browser, point this router at torrents and off it goes! If it had the ability to support other software like tvRSS then you could truly use the Internet as your VCR...

Monday, September 25, 2006

top torrent sites

It's been a while since my last posting (geez, this is starting off like a confessional)...

I saw this interesting post this morning reviewing the top BitTorrent aggregation and search sites on the web. Nice breakdown by total torrents indexed, average number of new torrents each day, etc - as seen by the tracking site Alexa. I've been a fan of isoHunt for about a year now - it nearly always manages to have what I'm looking for. The top rated site in the review I read, however, points to an unknown rookie - BTJunkie - as having the most torrents (and most average daily new torrents) of all the torrent sites reviewed. BTJunkie also allows you to register searches and get updates via email when there are new hits (though who knows how much spam this may generate).