Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 2.2.0 Build 23703.
µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.
Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled
Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 184.108.40.206 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.
µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.
Skinnable and Localized
Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!
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Whoever is behind this is a huge fan of Quake 3 or the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Eraser. The Navy has been doing some serious upgrades to it's hardware, 3 years ago they were pushing 8 megajoule blasts and now, that number has improved somewhat to 33 megajoules accelerating them using magnets (as you do).
With this power, it can push at speeds of up to Mach 7 for the slug and a current range of 100 miles - with the hope of doubling that by the time these Rail Guns get mounted on decks of battleships by 2025. By that time they won't have such a large power draw and the dangers of exploding shells.
Zynga's new game, CityVille is officially the fastest growing game in the company's history. It had just on 300, 000 users in the first 24 hours and 3 million daily in it's first week.
Thought that was impressive? Well, two days after it broke through the 3 million user mark it is hitting the 6 million daily active users, a fact that Zynga is proud of. To put this into perspective - this achievement is four times quicker than FrontierVille and more than five times faster than FarmVille.
A break down in the games hitting the 6 million daily active users:
FarmVille: 46 days
FrontierVille: 32 days
CityVille: 8 days
Why is CityVille so big? It was the first game Zynga did an international launch of in five languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian) and also included a large marketing push and localized games in different countries.
Keeping the large group of Team Fortress 2 fans happy is no easy task, constant tweaks and updates to TF2 is a weekly thing and has been for years now. Now the guys at Weta Workshop have created a life-sized build of the Sentry Gun that the Engineer uses.
It's only the Level 1 Sentry Gun, so there'll be no remote control goodness - but it does feature a motion sensor for tracking anyone in front of it. Where can I buy one of these things?
Just don't whack a wrench into it...
The latest happenings from around the web - December 12th, 2010
- Kingston HyperX H2O 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit @ Futurelooks
- Crucial 4GB Ballistix Tracer DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory Kit @ Techarkade
- Epson EX7200 Projector @ Techwarelabs
- HIS Radeon 6850 1GB graphics card @ eTeknix
- Overclocked GeForce GTX 480 Shoot-Out: MSI vs. Gigabyte @ Hot Hardware
- Fermi Ultra-Light: Nvidia GeForce GT 430 @ XBit Labs
- Sparkle GTS450 Video Card @ Dragonsteelmods
When it comes to Android hacking, no one gets it done quite like the folks over at XDA-Dev. They're at it again; this time with the beginnings of Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" ROMs for nine different Android phones.
The phones currently included on the list are the Droid Eris and eight HTC devices, including the Eris, Hero, CDMA Hero, Desire, Wildfire, EVO 4G, Incredible, and Sapphire. The developers are warning that these builds are in the VERY early stages and prone to missing features and other general unfriendliness to the casual rooter. If you've got one of these devices and are feeling brave, hit up the Source Link for downloads and instructions.
With most of the tech world expecting the iPad's successor to make its appearance soon, the rumor mill is spinning with possible specs. According to multiple sources from component suppliers, a few new treats include a higher resolution display and dual cameras which would help the new iPad keep pace with new tablets getting ready to hit the market.
With the tablet market expected to quadruple by 2012, Apple needs to make these moves to keep their dominant share of the tablet market. A lighter and slimmer iPad that improves on an already popular design would help do just that. It wouldn't be Apple without a few unexpected surprises as well; too bad we have to wait until February or so to find out.
Andy Rubin turned quite a few heads the other day at the Dive into Mobile conference while showing off Google Maps on a currently unannounced Motorola tablet. It seems that he's not the only one with his hands on one, as the leak machine that is the internet has sprouted a home screen shot and some possible specs.
According to the source, Motorola has 7 and 10 inch flavors of the tablet in the works with UMTS, CDMA and LTE versions coming to play nicely with any mobile carrier that would want to carry the device. Dual cameras, NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, as well as 32GB of internal storage are also on the list of possible inclusions. Let's hope that a full release comes soon; maybe at CES?
One of the few places it's hard to satisfy your geek gear addiction is in the shower. Etsy has made it their business to change that with their soaps that you can get in shapes like Xbox 360 controllers and Nintendo cartridges. The latest addition is the Limited Edition Razer Orochi soap.
That's right, you can put your mousing skills to work fragging dirt from your dirty self. Priced at $10 a piece, these can be used to clean up, trick your buddies, or sit on your toy shelf next to the Star Wars toys you never took out of their boxes. Check out the whole line at the Source Link.