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Remote control Morpheus

Jan 13, 20031 min
Data Center

Fans of the file-swapping service Morpheus can expect new and improved client software later this year. Part of the enhancements include a Web-based interface that will allow users via PDA or cellphone to remotely instruct the client PC at home to download files so they’re ready for playback when the user returns. Also, StreamCast Networks is enhancing the search capability, “making it easier to locate obscure or rare recordings.”

By midyear the company will introduce an upgrade to its client that allows “cluster-hopping.” If the Morpheus client doesn’t find what it’s looking for in the user’s local cluster it will hop further afield to different clusters until it finds the file, Griffin said, in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show.