Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Thinkware Dash Cam F800 review: Super night vision and app control

With simple controls, superb night video quality, and the ability to record two video streams at once (front and rear), Thinkware's F800 may just be the best dash cam yet.

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Samsung T5 review: USB 3.1 Gen 2 makes the best SSD even better

The Samsung T5 is the first non-RAID external drive we've tested that truly taps into USB 3.1 Gen 2's 10Gbps potential. It's small, light, attractive--and reads as fast as an internal SATA drive.

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Hisense H9D Plus 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, but not enough brightness to make HDR shine

This 55-inch TV doesn't offer a lot of peak brightness, but its wide color gamut helps with HDR.

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TerraMaster D2-310 USB RAID enclosure: Rugged chassis and a solid performer

The TerraMaster D2-310 is rugged and attractive, and it rocks fast USB 3.1 Gen 2, but the price and the scant physical security are drawbacks.

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WD's My Passport SSD review: Worthy competition for Samsung's T3

WD's My Passport SSD is small and sports the latest-generation USB 3.1 10Gbps interface. It's fast enough to give Samsung's T3 a run for its money.

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Sony A1E 4K TV review: This could be the best OLED TV money can buy

Take an OLED panel and combine it with Sony's picture processing wizardry and you get what is the best image we've seen on an OLED TV. But how HDR will affect OLED lifespan we don't yet know.

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Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player

An Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.

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Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers

If you're a gamer as well as a home theater enthusiasts, Microsoft's game console is also an exceptionally good Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

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Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won't hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It's also the first player we've tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

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Best Windows backup software 2017

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

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Acronis True Image 2017 review: Fast and powerful image backup

Acronis True Image 2017 suite offers everything you need for backup, but its numerous features can slow system boot times.

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EaseUS ToDo Backup 10 review: Local and cloud backup under one roof

A new interface and superior workflow makes EaseUS ToDo Backup one of our favorites. It even backs up to cloud services.

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Aomei Backupper Standard 4 review: A versatile free backup program

Aomei Backupper is a free program that covers nearly all the bases: imaging, file backup, recovery, and even real-time sync.

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Macrium Reflect Free review: Great, no-frills image backup

Macrium Reflect Free is a proven backup program, but it lacks many features found in the competition.

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 16 Free Edition review: Easy backup with a twist

Paragon’s Backup & Recovery 16 is a top-notch program that's unique among consumer programs for using virtual hard drives as its container format. Best of all, it's easy and free.