Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Graboid - Download Full-length Movies & TV Shows for Free! - A New Legal Rival to P2P?

Missed the latest episodes of your favorite TV show "Heroes"? Wanna watch all the episodes of the classic "The Wonder Years"? Head to cyberspace! And.. everything is free!

It is as simple as that.

TV has long remained a one-way affair. Not anymore! You can watch what TV shows you want, when you want and playback them again and again! It sounds cool, indeed. The TV's evolution has accelerated in the recent years, and Internet is the way to go for the Idiot box. All for free!

It is amazing. But?

The most downloaded video files over the Internet are the movies. Movies, along with TV shows, music, games, software and documents, it is estimated that 90% of all Internet traffic is sucked up peer-to-peer (P2P) file transfers. The recent past witnessed the dawn of the Internet File Sharing era. More and more people are jumping into this P2P juggernaut and they all find downloading movies and TV shows over the Internet a breeze.

All right, but is it legal?

We all have heard about the copyright infringement lawsuits that companies like Napster and YouTube had to bear. Netizens increasingly want to know how to download everything legally over the Internet. Many of us might have visited the major TV Networks sites of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. They offer webisodes of their own TV shows for free on their own sites. But these shows are not available in all the areas of the globe.

Graboid Video – A new Legal platform for downloading Movies & TV shows? was launched in 2006 (Beta version), which promised downloads that are faster and legal. It indeed lived up to its promise; and above all it is free (4GB downloads/month).

This service easily differentiates itself from other P2P applications like Ares, BitComet in two major areas;

* First, is its blazing speed. Depending upon your Internet connection bandwidth, its speed goes up to 2,000 KBps. I have a 2MBps Internet bandwidth and I get download speeds of over 200 KBps!
* The other major advantage of Graboid over other P2P counterparts - you can stream the videos live. This application is meant to watch Movies and TV shows live by video streaming. If the connection is too slow you can't stream video.

But then, there is the option to download the video first and then watch it later. Now, eager movie and TV show enthusiasts from anywhere in the world can easily download them and watch without the menace of virus or other spywares.

Graboid is clean and devoid of any virus which is a far cry from other P2P applications that are ripe with viruses, Trojan horses and spywares. Graboid is legal because it doesn't violate any laws of any country and their site says that these files are posted by users not affiliated with Graboid, and do so as a way to show they admire these artists' works.

Graboid has recently released its full-fledged Graboid Video 1.02 (out of Beta) which has an even cool interface. Try this and you will absolutely love it. Currently it has more than 70,000 video files (both movies and TV shows) in its library and hundreds are being added everyday! People can download a total of 4 GB of DVD-quality movies or TV shows a month for free. However, HD content is exclusive for Premium members who are requested to pay a nominal amount every month.

I checked for "The Simpsons" on the Graboid and was surprised to find almost all the episodes in its library! Watching full episodes ranging from BBC's "Planet Earth" to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" it has been a cool adventure with Graboid. No wonder that Graboid has been selected as one of the killer start-ups of 2007. Download this application here -

Relationship blues? Learn the Relationship basics

Relationship Rules

Why, after years, or perhaps decades of friendship, do we end up getting let down by our close friends?

All over the world, people, especially women, get frustrated or disappointed by these occasional snubs from those around them. Is it their mistake or ours? What are relationship rules actually?

Questions like these are often intriguing to all of us and help us understand, to some extent, the reason for the high demand for Self-help books on relationship. It is interesting to note that, if these issues arise between different sexes the impact is felt even more!

The reason, they say is - it's all in the mind!

How true it is? It is our die-hard opinions and habitual thinking patterns that influence our behavior with others.

Nature or nurture?

We should not blame others for their snubs; we should blame their childhood instead.
Many facts say that most of our opinions, habits and character are formed in our childhood and influenced by those incidents happened at that time.

If your friend was always rude to you, then say to yourself that he had had some bitter experiences in his childhood. May be, his father was rude to him or he was constantly under pressure from a violent neighborhood. These and other things influence when you grow up, making their way into your day-to-day thinking and become permanently recorded in your mind and forms the blueprint of your character and behavior.

Are you puzzled why your best friend acted so strangely with you? Or have you forgotten the basics on how to get along well with your spouse?

Do you want to know how to enhance, charge up or boost your relationship with anyone?
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Jumping into Blogging – Full-fledged !

This wonderful world of blogging

Ever since my first memories began to appear, I was as curious a kid as a cat that amuses at everything that moves. I have always wanted to share my ideas with others and get theirs as well. From a simple tip to a complex technique, or just about painting our trivial thoughts on others' minds, we have always wanted to speak our minds. All the creations we see around are the results of this ubiquitous and omnipresent urge in all of us - the urge to share, the urge to create!

How many of you still remember your first Internet chat? Did it happen in the 1990s or after the millennium? Well, I still remember that first online chatting of mine with a woman from a faraway country, and the subsequent thrill I got from that experience. Phew! What a revelation! I felt, as if, suddenly, the whole world was shrunk to my fingertip and that I can access the whole world through my fingers typing a set of keys. The monitor became the magical looking glass, and, the very thought that you can keep in touch with souls living half the world away would have triggered your "feel good" hormones a bit.

That was it! - the beginning. From then on, we have come across infinite possibilities taking shape on the Internet. Blogging is one such thing that empowers you to publish your whole life as a book at your own comfort!

A journey, full of hits and misses, agonies and little pleasures, achievements and adventures, can begin to look great only after a while; not in the beginning always. It's only when we get our rhythm and strike poise that every endeavor becomes a breeze. We will realize, only in the end, how wonderful the journey has been. Whether we achieve big or small in the end, we will always be charmed by the surprise that it all began with just one small step!

We all get worthy or wonderful thoughts all the time, only to disappear in the blink of an eye. A blog can be a wonderful way of journalizing our thoughts. This is why blogging seems so easy for those few who have the habit of writing a diary every day. If you have the habit of writing a diary, then a blog is like a diary on steroids for you.

Let's blog... let's pour down the heavy thoughts... let's share... let's unite all earthlings!