The Pirate Bay may be going legit, but the march of technological innovation around BitTorrent continues elsewhere. Take Myka, a new set-top box which lets people sit on their sofas and download torrent files to be played through their TV. It includes a weekly scheduler so users can ensure they don’t trigger throttling or bandwidth caps from their ISPs. iPods and other media devices can be plugged into it, and it also lets users browse YouTube and other websites. Yours for $299 with a one-terabyte internal hard drive (or $199 for the 250GB version).We’ll be honest: this is still an early adopter thing. But it shows how BitTorrent technology has the potential to go not just beyond the geeks, but beyond the PC. Which is a worrying prospect for rights-owners.

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