This 9TB tape shows why magnetic can still be better than SSD or hard drives

Music tapes will bring back warm, fuzzy memories to those born in the early 1980s, but magnetic ribbons have long been replaced by shiny coasters, silicon chips and cloud storage for anyone wanting to store data.

But thetechnology is not dead yet – you can buy cheap LTO-7 tapes and get 9TB of native storage (22.5TB compressed) once they are reformatted to M8, such as the Quantum LTO-7 tape for as little as $57.77.

India vs West Indies live stream: how to watch 2019 ODI series cricket from anywhere

India have been in excellent form across all formats of cricket this year, but the West Indies pushed them all the way during the T20 matches of their tour earlier this month. Can the visitors pull off a shock win? You can see all the action, no matter where you are in the world, by following our India vs West Indies live stream guide.

The attention now turns to a three match ODI series between the two teams, with the slightly longer version of the game likely to suit hosts who are ranked second in ODI rankings behind world champions England, with the Windies pinned back in 7th in the charts.

India vs West Indies ODI cricket – where and when

The dates, times and venues for the three ODI series matches are as follows:

1st ODI MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – December 15

2nd ODI Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam – December 18

3rd ODI Barabati Stadium, Cuttack – December 22

Each match starts at 2pm IST local time. So that’s an 8.30am GMT morning start for folk tuning in from the UK.

UFC 245 live stream: how to watch Usman vs Covington (and the rest) from anywhere tonight

Cards don’t come much better than today’s UFC 245 line-up. As a pre-holidays treat, Dana is gifting you to three title fights in one jam-packed night – UFC 245 is basically unmissable if you’re a MMA fan! Of course there’s the much-anticipated Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington bout as the headline fight, but with Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes both in action, too, you won’t want to miss a minute. We’re here to help you discover the best ways to get a UFC 245 live stream – no matter where you are in the world.

With regards to Usman vs Covington we get to see the fight that was supposed to happen at UFC 244, before negotiations between the two broke down. 

UFC 245 – when and where?

UFC 245 is taking place right now at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The action on the main card kicks off at 7pm local time (PT), so that’s 10pm ET. For UK and Australia fans, that’s Sunday, December 15 at 3am GMT or 2pm AEDT.

Crawford vs Kavaliauskas live stream: how to watch the fight online from anywhere

Terence Crawford will be looking to defend his WBO welterweight for the third time on Saturday night in New York and maintain one of the best current records in boxing. Can he maintain that run? You watch all the action as it happens by reading our Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas live stream guide below.

Having seen off Jose Benavidez Jr last year and then Britain’s Amir Khan in a dominant display back in April, the American now boasts an unblemished 35-0-0, having finished nine out of his last ten opponents by knockout.

Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas – when and where

What date is it? It’s fight night! Crawford vs Kavaliauskas is happening today – Saturday, December 14.

What time is it? The fight is expected to start no earlier than 9pm ET, 6pm PT. So that’s an early morning/late night 2am GMT in the UK.

Where is it? The boxing is taking place at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.

Here’s the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip shown in Fortnite

Today, JJ Abrams unveiled an all-new clip of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker inside Fortnite, with the footage debuting at Risky Reels inside the game. Luckily, you don’t need to play the game to actually see the clip. It’s been captured and uploaded online for your viewing pleasure. 

Check it out below. You’ll see Rey performing a Jedi mind trick on some First Order soldiers, in the company of Poe Dameron and Finn. The clip is roughly a minute long, but it’ll help pass the time until Episode 9 releases next week:

The prize app designed to help deaf children in school

Schoolchildren have won a competition by designing an app which transcribes school lessons for people who are deaf or who have hearing loss.

It was part of a competition run by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to encourage young people to consider careers in technology.

As prize winners they will have the Connect Hearo app developed by AWS. It will then be rolled out for use in schools.

BBC Click finds out more.

See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick

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You’re spending more on headphones, phone cases, power banks than you realize

It’s no surprise that the smartphone industry makes a lot of money – after all, many of us buy a new device roughly every two years, far more often than a new PC, TV or games console. However, the rest of our spending is a little surprising.

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications group recently released its 2020 Predictions paper looking at the state of the tech market, and there are some pretty surprising findings and predictions contained.