Windows Mixed Reality Dell Visor Review! Block Ads That Mine Cryptocurrency, Online Privacy Upgrade! -- TekThing 162

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Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Review
VR. Is. Fun. And kinda expensive. But just months after launch almost ALL of the Windows Mixed Reality headset are discounted. Dell’s Visor with Controllers is $289, down form $449, and has been as low as $239! Shannnon strapped on a Dell Visor to answer this question: Is a Windows Mixed Reality headset as good as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive??? (And what kind of GPU will you need to run it???) Watch the video to find out!
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials!!! ask@tekthing is the place to ask us questions... or share a tip with us... which brings us to RP, who emailed "DuckDuckGo spreads their wings. "Privacy, simplified."  Well, I guess users will have to see about that." We review the features in DuckDuckGo’s new Privacy Essentials extension in the video! 
Cryptomining Ad Blockers @JBf00LZ tweets, "should we be worried about a trend that will replace ads with web-based cryptocurrency miners? Are chrome ext like minerBlock worth using?" Since cryptomining ads started showing up on sites as big as YouTube, it sounds like running MinerBlock or NoCoin on Chrome, Firefox, or Opera is an excellent idea! Thanks for the heads upl, @JBfooLZ! (Make sure you don't download a fake!)
Firefox Quantum While we're talking browsers, Firefox Quantum is an EPIC update to Mozilla’s Firefox. If you gave up on Firefox 'cause performance sucked.... they fixed if. Give it a shot. You might switch from Chrome even! 
What to do before you wipe, sell, or return that PC! Patrick says, "I still get panicked when I’m wiping an old machine to return or sell," so lets go over the list of what to back up, remove, or check before you wipe or reset your old machine! Tools we mentioned in the video include Windows Back up using File History,  Macrium Reflect Free, how to Reset Windows 10, Belarc Advisor, Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder, DBAN and Blanco Drive Eraser!
GPU Pricing Update Woo-hoo, my 1070 is down to $899??? Also, last week, we looked on Dell for Nvidia GTX powered machines and found one $3000 machine. It turns out if you go through there are more options with Nvidia GTX 1060/1070/1080 cards.
Do Something Analog Like John, who emailed, "As much as I love my video gaming (been doing it since the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 were new) sometimes I need to do something more creative. Our dog was really awful at trying to get to the cats' food. I had had enough and designed a new "kitty city". My wife and I, with a lot of help from our 10-year-old, took about two weeks to get it done, but the fur babies now have a penthouse restaurant, an apartment, and lots of space to relax. The dog will have to settle for her own food from now on."  Photos of this epic kittie castle in the video!
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