Apple's new video iPod holds up to 150 hours of video, showing it on a nifty 2.5 inch display. The iPod has a far greater capacity than H.G. Wells' moving picture player, from his 1899 novel When the Sleeper Wakes.
Apple's new device comes in 30 and 60 gigabyte models; they can hold as many as 15,000 songs and up to 25,000 photos. The bright 2.5 inch color display lets you take your movies (or tv shows or home movies) with you and display them at will.
H.G. Wells' imagined device made use of memory cylinders, which were inserted into the player:
(This Science Fiction in the News story used with permission from Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction.)
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