News

Sony unveils cassette that holds 64M songs – yes, a cassette

Sony unveils cassette that holds 64M songs – yes, a cassette

CASSETTE TAPES:Sony has unveiled a new cassette tape capable of holding an average of 64.7 million songs. Photo: clipart.com

The golden era of the cassette tape has long since passed, being cast aside for newer technologies like CDs, and now, iPods and digital downloads.

Tapes have been experiencing a kind of cult resurgence in recent years, and, just as it did when it introduced the Walkman, Sony may have revolutionized the cassette yet again.

sony
Sony’s first Walkman in a special display commemorating the Walkman’s 30th anniversary in 2009. /AP Photo

The company unveiled a new cassette tape capable of holding an average of 64.7 million songs – yes, million. Kind of makes your iPod look as obsolete as the Walkman, huh?

Sony debuted the tape this past weekend at the International Magnetics Conference.

According to Gizmodo, the tape can hold 3,700 Blu-Rays’ worth of material, or about 185 Terabytes of data.

The technology is most likely going to be used for commercial purposes like large-scale data backups and there is no word on when – or if – the tape will be marketed for home users.

But, it’s fun to reminisce about the days when going for a jog meant a cassette and a Walkman.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in Viral Videos

Who’s your daddy?

16-overlay-10

When you're a baby and your dad is a twin, life can be confusing.

12 hours ago in Entertainment

Johnny Depp wigs out as Donald Trump in spoof biopic

16-overlay-11

The Hollywood actor dons a Trump-style hairpiece to lampoon the presidential hopeful in the 50-minute comedy for Funny or Die alongside a star-studded cast including Alfred Molina, Henry Winkle

12 hours ago in Entertainment

Another ‘Harry Potter’ book in the works

harrypotter

Fans will have the chance to read another installment in J.K. Rowling's wizard series when her new play is published as a book.

13 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Oh mother …

23-overlay-3

Is it the worst "Family Feud" answer ever? Judge for yourself.

15 hours ago in Entertainment, National

Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Shkreli has bragged that he had no plans to listen to the album, but bought it to "keep it from the people."