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Apple Rejects Valve’s Steam Link App Due to ‘Business Conflicts’

It looks like Valve's planned Steam Link app for iOS devices isn't coming after all, because Apple has rejected the

TouchArcade Goes Hands-On With Valve’s Steam Link App: ‘This is the Killer App for iOS Devices’

Next week, Valve is launching a "Steam Link" app for iOS and tvOS, allowing users in the Apple ecosystem to

Gamers aren’t convinced by Windows Mixed Reality headsets

The audience for Windows Mixed Reality headsets is shrinking on Steam, despite a steady drop in prices since the platform first debuted. Just 5 percent of all VR users on Steam now use WMR hardware.The post Gamers aren’t convinced by Windows Mixed Reality headsets appeared first on Digital Trends.

‘PUBG’ players can now pick which map to die on

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players can now opt to avoid the much-maligned desert map, as the game's map selection feature is now

Steam beta adds support for Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller

Steam already works with a bunch of gamepads, including PS4's and Xbox 360's/One's, thanks to the Valve controller's software component.

‘Stardew Valley’ finally lets you farm with your friends

Stardew Valley fans, take note: You can finally put your friends to work in the farming sim, whether you have

Blockchain-based GLN hopes to challenge Steam and Apple gaming platforms

Steam has many rivals, and now a block-chain based start-up is hoping to provide an alternative platform for independent game developers to fund, develop, and sell their passion projects.The post Blockchain-based GLN hopes to challenge Steam and Apple gaming platforms appeared first on Digital Trends.

Steam Spy returns with less accurate game stats

Earlier this month, Steam revamped its privacy settings to let users change how much of their game data can be

PUBG’s furious arcade mode comes to mobile

The developers of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been adding features to their popular battle royale game since launch, with

Square Enix gives ‘Chrono Trigger’ the PC graphics update it needs

Square Enix came under fire back in February when it released the mobile version of Chrono Trigger onto Steam, and

Steam’s revamped privacy features put an end to Steam Spy

Given how much the tech industry is being pressured to protect user privacy, it makes sense that gaming companies would

‘Radical Heights’ is Cliff Bleszinski’s free-to-play battle royale game

That didn't take long. After announcing that LawBreakers wasn't living up to expectations (and making enough money), and teasing a

Robot Cache’s blockchain-based service could change how you buy games

Robot Cache, an upcoming game distribution platform based on blockchain, has partnered with game publishers including THQ Nordic. The platform allows users to sell their digital games once they're done with them.The post Robot Cache’s blockchain-based service could change how you buy games appeared first on Digital Trends.

Get your zSilver ready: Razer now has it’s own online game store

Razer introduced the Razer Game Store, a new digital distribution platform selling keys for Steam and Uplay. Every purchase will earn you zSilver, which in turn can be used for hardware, discounts, gift vouchers, and more.The post Get your zSilver ready: Razer now has it’s own online game store appeared first on Digital Trends.

Valve is ‘still working hard’ on Steam OS, Linux gaming

A few days ago Valve reworked the main navigation bar in its Steam Store and removed a direct link to

Square Enix pledges to fix the PC version of ‘Chrono Trigger’

Square Enix is going to make it right for Chrono Trigger fans. In late February, the publisher dropped the classic

10 years later, ‘SpyParty’ hits Steam Early Access on April 12th

Chris Hecker, the creator of SpyParty, is smiling and gesturing wildly over the open lid of a laptop showcasing the

‘Apocalypse Cow’ is a platform game inspired by ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

One of the best things about attending GDC is that, more often than not, you come across some of the

SteamVR’s auto resolution knows what your GPU can handle

Valve updated SteamVR today with a new feature that automatically adjusts your headset's resolution up to what your GPU can

‘Bitcoin Tycoon’ lets anyone experience the joyless grind of crypto mining

Remember Rollercoaster Tycoon? Imagine a game like that, but instead of building a theme park full of thrilling roller-coasters and awe-inspiring attractions, you decorate a basement and fill it with Bitcoin mining equipment.The post ‘Bitcoin Tycoon’ lets anyone experience the joyless grind of crypto mining 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.

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.

Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow

Can the MatePad Pro's great screen and wireless charging help it beat the iPad, or does software hold it back?