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The best VR-ready laptops you can buy right now

High-definition virtual reality experiences don't require a tethered desktop. As our list of the best VR-ready laptops show, you can get an equally stunning experience with the right laptop ingredients. We list four models.The post The best VR-ready laptops you can buy right now appeared first on Digital Trends.

Oculus VR’s Rift Core 2.0 update is now available to everyone

Oculus VR released the first update for it Rift Core 2.0 upgrade of Oculus Home, making the overhaul easier to access, as well as adding some little improvements to the experience to satisfy virtual reality fans.The post Oculus VR’s Rift Core 2.0 update is now available to everyone appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro, which comes out on top? That's the subject of our latest comparison, which looks at everything from tracking solutions, to controllers, and the brand new display that so intrigued visitors to CES 2018.The post HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro appeared first on Digital Trends.

‘You gotta be patient.’ Why HTC keeps pushing VR forward, and what’s next

We sit down with an executive from HTC to talk all things Vive Pro -- the controllers, the headphones, and taking VR to the next level. We even touched on the future of the stand-alone Vive Focus, which hasn't been released in North America yet.The post ‘You gotta be patient.’ Why HTC keeps pushing VR forward, and what’s next appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC Vive Pro hands-on review

We go hands on with the Vive Pro, a new VR headset that boosts the screen resolution, throws in thumping headphones, and can even go wireless.The post HTC Vive Pro hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC’s Vive Pro gets sharp enough to read text, goes wireless

What's better than an HTC Vive? Well, a lot of things, and that's the point. It's big, expensive, and the resolution isn't great, but the newly announced Vive Pro could change all that and more.The post HTC’s Vive Pro gets sharp enough to read text, goes wireless appeared first on Digital Trends.

Twitter tease indicates HTC could reveal a 4K Vive VR headset at CES

The official HTC Vive Twitter feed is teasing a New Year's "resolution" ahead of the Vive press conference on Monday. The company may introduce a 4K version of its popular VR headset, although that is just speculation.The post Twitter tease indicates HTC could reveal a 4K Vive VR headset at CES appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC Vive Tracker Review

The HTC Vive Tracker is a weird peripheral for your VR setup. It’s a little black puck with tiny feet, like something you’d use to prop up furniture. What it does, though, is stranger still -- it brings physical objects into virtual reality.The post HTC Vive Tracker Review appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC Vive owners can now get social with Oculus Rift friends in Facebook Spaces

Facebook Spaces, the virtual social hangout originally launched on the Oculus Rift, is now available on the HTC Vive VR headset. Vive owners can now create an avatar and jump into a virtual hangout with other Facebook friends.The post HTC Vive owners can now get social with Oculus Rift friends in Facebook Spaces appeared first on Digital Trends.

Apple embraces VR video with 360-degree and 8K support for Final Cut Pro X

Along with HDR and new color grading tools, Apple's latest update for Final Cut Pro X has given it full support for 360-degree video, letting you edit immersive videos right there on your monitor.The post Apple embraces VR video with 360-degree and 8K support for Final Cut Pro X appeared first on Digital Trends.

‘Operation Apex’ lets you explore the deep, no scuba gear required

Do you like documentaries like ‘The Blue Planet?’ Curiscope’s ‘Operation Apex VR’ is as close as you’ll get to experiencing it in real life, and it hides its underlying message well.The post ‘Operation Apex’ lets you explore the deep, no scuba gear required appeared first on Digital Trends.

Between brain-controlled VR and karaoke, HTC has wild plans for the Vive

This week, HTC Vive announced that its accelerator program is investing in 26 new companies, all with different ideas and approaches to building and advancing the global VR ecosystem.The post Between brain-controlled VR and karaoke, HTC has wild plans for the Vive appeared first on Digital Trends.

Go spacewalking as an astronaut with a new VR experience for Vive, Rift

Rewind and the BCC finally made generally available a spacewalking experience for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift called Home -- A VR spacewalk. It's based on an actual trip into the cold void by astronaut Tim Peake.The post Go spacewalking as an astronaut with a new VR experience for Vive, Rift appeared first on Digital Trends.

PlayStation VR dominates third-quarter VR headset sales

With more than a million virtual reality headsets sold in the third quarter of 2017, Sony's PlayStation VR accounted for almost half of all sales. It was followed at a distance by the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.The post PlayStation VR dominates third-quarter VR headset sales appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC shifts ‘Focus’ to new wireless headset that will take on Oculus

Standalone headsets may never be the same after the launch of the HTC Vive Focus, which offers inside-out tracking in six degrees of freedom, which means positional and rotational tracking in one portable package.The post HTC shifts ‘Focus’ to new wireless headset that will take on Oculus appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC shifts ‘Focus’ to new wireless headset that will take on Oculus

Standalone headsets may never be the same after the launch of the HTC Vive Focus, which offers inside-out tracking in six degrees of freedom, which means positional and rotational tracking in one portable package.The post HTC shifts ‘Focus’ to new wireless headset that will take on Oculus appeared first on Digital Trends.

Windows Mixed Reality is about to have a Big Bang moment with SteamVR support

SteamVR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality on November 15, expanding the current library of available titles to headset owners from 61 to hundreds upon hundreds of games and experiences.The post Windows Mixed Reality is about to have a Big Bang moment with SteamVR support appeared first on Digital Trends.

You can cut the cord by pre-ordering TPCast’s wireless adapter for HTC Vive

TPCast reports that its wireless adapter for the HTC Vive VR headset is now available to pre-order in the United States and Canada. The kit comes with a receiver, transmitter, battery pack, and dedicated wireless router.The post You can cut the cord by pre-ordering TPCast’s wireless adapter for HTC Vive appeared first on Digital Trends.

Vive Studios’ latest project will let you visit the Berlin Wall – before it fell

Vive Studios is partnering with famous museums to bring history to life in VR museum exhibits, including one that lets you stand on the Berlin Wall at the height of the Cold War.The post Vive Studios’ latest project will let you visit the Berlin Wall – before it fell appeared first on Digital Trends.

HTC’s killer deal bundles Vive, GTX 1070, and ‘Fallout 4 VR’ for a low price

HTC's latest promotion for its Vive headset kit for VR includes bundling it with the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card for PC, and Fallout 4 VR. The game doesn't arrive until early next month, but you'll get a pre-order code now.The post HTC’s killer deal bundles Vive, GTX 1070, and ‘Fallout 4 VR’ for a low price appeared first on Digital Trends.

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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.

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