When you hear the name BitTorrent
, you immediately think of illegal file sharing. The co-founder of BitTorrent, Ashwin Navin, is actually trying to turn that stereotype the other way. He has since struck a deal with ASUS, Planex, and QNAP to embed BitTorrent capabilities in all of their new wired
and wireless routers
and storage devices
Imagine all your media networked through the whole house and only being a finger tip away to enjoy it. The BitTorrent client makes that possible and tis the reason for all these merges.
Two of the ASUS devices are capable of downloading torrents without the use of a PC. BitTorrent now provides a very easy and efficient way to
stream music, movies, and other media through out the whole home network.
On top of all of this, BitTorrent
has struck a deal with Warner Bros. to sell movie downloads online. Oh how times change! Once ridiculed and lawfully pursued by these major movie studios, they are now joining hands. Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?