I thought the 160 GB iPod classic was pretty astounding in how much storage room was available on the device, even though it’s a hard-drive-based device. Well, a researcher at the IBM labs says in a few years, his technology can give us a 500+ GB iPod Nano. I don’t know what anyone would do with all that room for storage, but hey, that’s not the point! From the New York Times:

Now, if an idea that Stuart S. P. Parkin is kicking around in an I.B.M. lab here is on the money, electronic devices could hold 10 to 100 times the data in the same amount of space. That means the iPod that today can hold up to 200 hours of video could store every single TV program broadcast during a week on 120 channels.