★ The future of the web is here. Project Maelstrom Beta

A web browser works by communicating directly to someone’s web server. You send a search to Google and Google sends you back your results. It’s a one way road. And this is why websites go down and you feel that your internet is slow sometimes. When there’s too many people trying to download, say The GTA V pre-load for Steam – download speeds slow down to handle the amount of traffic.

Today we use Peer to Peer technology to share files across the world using torrents. To do this – a person creates the first “seed.” It’s like a small drop in a glass of water. When a person chooses to download this file, and they choose to reupload the “seed”, the drop gets twice as big. Now there’s 2 seeds in a “pool.” If the speed is the same on both connections you can download the file twice as fast then as if with only one seed because you are using two “servers” instead of one. This is the concept of Project Maelstrom. It uses your computer as a keeper and distributor for sites you visit through their protocal bittorrent://website.com and it is going to revolutionize everything about the current state of the web except one thing.. I’d like it to be just bt:// instead.

This new idea means truly private and high customization of social networks with no outsiders able to join unless you grant them access to your website bt://file. It means you can create ranking lists for every seed file uploaded and then decide what you want to do with it… Make a Blackflix to only show TV Shows that have a 9/10 rating, Cortana that works with your browser through your mouse pointer, a website that streams music only if you can prove you are  hipster enough by testing you… All of the above and then some more.

Project Maelstrom is Out Now for Windows from Bittorrent HQ

★ Join the beta and rule the world!

Neue Haas Unica

Try the world’s most beautiful font’s Helevetica rival Neue Haas Unica. It was found recently by Dan Rhatigan long after loosing it 30 years ago, he is the Director of Type at the foundry Monotype, and he came across it while looking for fonts to show at a exhibition about fonts through time. Helvetica is used everywhere from Apple products along Myriad, to designer brands. Dan has made Neue Haas Unica a web font for all to enjoy.

It’s available free to download from Monotype here.

Source: Gizmodo