FireChat: An App That Allows You To Communicate Without An Internet Connection

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FireChat is an iOS and Android app that enables smartphone users to chat even without a cellular or internet connection. That’s why it bills itself as an “off-the-grid” messaging app. FireChat is being used by the protesters in Hong Kong, to ensure that they can continue to communicatte if the Internet is blocked. It can […]

Popcorn Time: Watch Torrent Movies Instantly

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Update: Popcorn Time is gone. No, it’s apparently back. Popcorn Time is a free application that streams torrents and plays them instantly in your browser. Basically, it’s like Netflix but more efficient, and much of media in the world is available to you. The developers say “it works as a browser that uses HTML, CSS […]

Decentralized & Transparent Tools

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I’m currently researching technologies that are decentralized and/or transparent. They are not prone to censorship, and mostly free of the whims of profit. Some or all of these tools may be flawed, but what is important for me, is that they are working examples of decentralization and transparency. These tools are decentralized: Bitcoin (digital cash) […]