BitTorrent is extremely useful for lots of downloading and file-sharing, but if a less tech-inclined friend of yours doesn't understand BitTorrent or you can't install a BitTorrent client, new website httpTorrents lets you download files of popular torrents directly via HTTP.
Not every torrent out there is available to download through httpTorrents, although trying to download one that they don't have will automatically add it to their list for future uploads. Right now the site is integrated with torrent tracker KickassTorrents, but in the future it could support other torrent sites, provided they display a torrent's hash on listings. If you've got a torrent hash, using the site is simple: Go to your favourite torrent search engine, get the hash of the torrent you want, copy it and paste it into httpTorrents' search bar. If they have the files hosted on their server, it will start the direct download.