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Fitbit activates female health tracking on the Versa and Ionic

Two months ago, when Fitbit unveiled its Versa smartwatch, the company also announced an upcoming feature called "Female health tracking"

The Morning After: Elon Musk’s candy dreams

It's a busy week coming up. Microsoft's Build conference kicks off today, then, with no time for a break, it's

A VR quest to make you care about endangered species

Most of us don't think about rhinos on a daily basis. We're too consumed with maintaining inbox-zero or making sure

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and

MIT’s self-driving car can navigate unmapped country roads

There's a good reason why companies often test self-driving cars in big cities: they'd be lost most anywhere else.

Vudu update brings 4K Disney movies to Apple TV

When the Apple TV 4K arrived, there was one glaring omission in its movie catalog: Disney. No matter how

Apple’s influential, iconic iMac turns 20

There are few individual computer models that have left a lasting mark on the industry, but you can definitely put

Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data models survived until 2017

Facebook may have succeeded in getting Cambridge Analytica to delete millions of users' data in January 2016, but the information

Chinese spies linked to decade-long hacking campaign

China's long-running hacking efforts may be more extensive than first thought. Security researchers at ProtectWise's 401TRG team have determined that

Kia unveils production Niro EV crossover with 280-mile range

When Kia unveiled the Niro EV at CES, it prompted one main question: how much would the electric crossover change

Police face recognition misidentified 2,300 as potential criminals

Ask critics of police face recognition why they're so skeptical and they'll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What

California to require solar panels on most new homes

There's no question that solar power is entering the mainstream, but California is about to give it a giant boost.

After Math: Robot revolutionaries

The whole "fear of SkyNet" trope is a bit moot at this point, seeing as how robots have already infiltrated

YouTube pulls hundreds of videos over essay cheating ads

YouTube doesn't have it easy managing the ads it automatically inserts itself, but it's another challenge entirely to manage the

Ben Heck’s mini pinball game: Analysis and programming

Ben is moving walls around, but don't expect him to quit his day job to become an architect just yet.

Facebook’s friend suggestions helped connect extremists

When you think of internet giants fighting terrorism online, there's a good chance you think of them banning accounts and

Elon Musk’s next project might be… a candy company?

No, Elon Musk isn't done envisioning strange new ventures just yet. Hot on the heels of his cyborg dragon, a

Facebook’s ‘Sauron alert’ protects staff against privacy breaches

The news that Facebook fired an engineer who abused his power to stalk women has raised a question: can the

UK orders Cambridge Analytica to provide data on US voter

Cambridge Analytica isn't completely out of the woods just because it's technically shutting down. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office

NSA tripled its phone record collection in 2017

The NSA retired its old surveillance program that indiscriminately inhaled billions of phone logs a day back in 2015, but

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Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Great screen, bad performance

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a great display and good build quality, but is severely hindered by sluggish performance.

How much data does video streaming use?

When it comes to internet usage, video watching is one of the main interests of users. Most users are mainly inclined towards streaming videos so it matters a lot to know how much data is required for it. Of course, we do require a smooth internet connection to be able to stream our favorite content online.If video streaming is your preference then you must consider high-speed internet like Spectrum internet for instance, that do not offer data caps. This means you do not have to worry about any extra fee surprises in your bill that are bound to happen if you run out of your data limit. Most of the providers in the United States do impose data caps so it is very important to find out an internet plan that assures a no data cap policy. For that, let us first have a look at the data that is needed for various video streaming platforms.YouTubeJust like using any other app on your smartphone, YouTube being one of the popular platforms needs data too. It nearly takes 562.5 MB of data per hour. This holds valid when you stream at around 480p resolution. In case you want better resolution, then you might require 1.86 GB per hour for 720p. For 1080p you might require 3.04 GB. For watching videos in 4K, you will require a massive 15.98 GB of data per hour.NetflixWe all agree with the fact that how much we love Netflix as it has successfully evolved as one of the most popular video streaming services. For subscribers exceeding 130 million, the internet speed is not much of a problem. An hour of video streaming in standard definition would need around 1 GB of data. If you want to enjoy high-quality video streaming, you might need up to 3GB. For ultra-high-definition, you can require up to 7 GB of data per hour.The selection of accounts can help you decide a suitable resolution for your connection. If you want to save your data, you can check the settings option and click the save button when you want.Amazon Prime VideoAmazon Prime Video was launched by Amazon as a streaming service in 2011 and has ever gained popularity among the users. Nowadays it is seen as one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. This service provides up to three resolutions for the users. Among them include good, better, and best. The Good enables streaming videos at around 480p in standard definition and utilizes a data of 800 MB per hour. The Better option allows an HD stream with a data requirement of around 2 GB per hour. The Best option consumes nearly 6 GB of data per hour. You should also know that accessing Amazon Prime Video on your mobile app results in low data consumption as compared to the desktop app.HuluHulu is another important video streaming option that uses somewhat less data as compared to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video This makes Hulu as one of the most economical options available. You require around 680 MB per hour of data for the standard definition. If you switch to a 720p high definition setting, the data requirement may jump to 1.3 GB per hour. 1080p resolution can need data up to 2.7 GB per hour. You can also stream live TV if you are using Hulu’s $39.99 monthly plan.SpotifySpotify is one of the best-known music streaming platforms but not everyone knows that it also provides a video service in certain areas. The company does not disclose much about the data requirements of the video streaming service. However it only notifies that video streaming requires more data as compared to music streaming and is much like the ones needed for other video channels. Mostly the videos are in high definition and can consume up to 3 GB of data for an hour streaming.VimeoVimeo does not have any details regarding data usage. The standard definition content can need up to 353 MB of data per hour. As far as the HD videos are concerned, they need up to 2.75 GB per hour.StanMany of us might not have heard of Stan as it is accessible in Australia only. The app usually provides four-tier quality. The lowest standard definition setting can require up to 1.13 GB per hour while HD and 4K can require around 3 GB per hour and 7 GB per hour respectively.DirecTVThe DirecTV website also does not display clear information about the required bandwidth. In case if your provider puts a data limit, you can always reduce your video quality. The data consumption parallels to the aforementioned video streaming platforms.Sling TVSling TV is another one of the highest quality video streaming service that uses around 2 GB per hour of data for its highest quality option. The data required for medium quality is 540 MB per hour that further lowers to 360 MB per hour for low-quality streaming options.Summing UpYou need to be aware of the data consumption involved in the video streaming service you are using. This can save you from exceeding your data limit and paying any additional cost.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

This portable UV-C wand sterilizes your items and work space

In an age when cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer aren’t easily found, it’s a little tough to keep your personal items and space clean. Not wiped down and washed, but free from germs and bacteria.Rather than fighting your way through a store to find only to find out there are no wipes left, take a smarter approach. The SANITECH UV-C Wand, on sale for just $72.99, is the sort of thing you buy once and get to use over and over. Try that with those Clorox Wipes.About the size of an electric toothbrush, the SANITECH UV-C Wand emits a UV-C light that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria within ten seconds. It cleans all sorts of surfaces, including clothes, bedding, phones, keyboards, laptops, and more. If your hands touch it, you can probably clean it with the SANITECH UV-C Wand.FeaturesUV-C light kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, & viruses within 10 secondsChemical-free for your safety & can be used on baby products, cosmetics, pet supplies, on home and public spacesLasts up to 90 minutes w/ full chargeBuilt for travel & convenienceBuy it NowPurchase the SANITECH UV-C Wand for just $72.99, a savings of 18% off the normal $90 price. Choose from Winter White, Flamingo Pink, and Seabreeze Green.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

The Mi 10 is an excellent piece of hardware let down by software inconsistencies.