April 11, 2008

The new chip that will let an iPod store 500,000 songs

Scientists at IBM say they have developed a new type of digital storage which
would enable a device such as an MP3 player to store about half a million
songs - or 3,500 films - and cost far less to produce.

In a paper published in the current issue of Science, a team at the
company's research centre in San Jose, California, said that devices which
use the new technology would require much less power, would run on a single
battery charge for "weeks at a time", and would last for decades.

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