Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, TechHive

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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The new Hisense and Sharp TVs will feature Roku, quantum dots, and Dolby Vision

With a ton of TVs new to North America, and a handful featuring cutting-edge tech, Hisense continues its efforts to establish its own name and rehabilitate Sharp's.

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TCL continues push into North America with 25 new TVs, many with Dolby Vision HDR

TCL has become a household name in TVs almost overnight. With 25 new models, including two whole series sporting Dolby Vision, its newfound reputation should be bolstered even further.

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LG’s new OLED TVs are real wall huggers

Spectacularly thin, LG’s Signature OLED TV W series also offers the broadest support for HDR content we’ve heard of, including HDR10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma, and Advanced HDR.

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New HDMI 2.1 spec includes support for Dynamic HDR, 8K resolution, and more

You say you just bought a new TV? Sorry, it's already out of date.

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LG taps quantum dots for its 2017 Super UHD TVs

The one company big in OLEDs is now going big on quantum dots to take on rival Samsung.

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Samsung's QLED smart TVs feature a new type of quantum dot

A new breed of quantum dots enables Samsung's 2017 smart TVs to reach new heights in color gamut and brightness, according to Samsung at least.

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G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD review: A svelte, speedy USB 3.1 drive aimed at the Mac crowd

If you want internal SATA speed in an external drive, the G-Drive SSD delivers—if you have a 10Gbps USB 3.1 port.

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2017 Fiat 124 vs. 2016 Mazda MX-5: What two Miata faithfuls think of the Italian job

Mazda Miata drivers are understandably curious and skeptical about the Fiat 124 that's based on their much-loved roadster. So we put two Miata lovers into both current cars. Would they be convertible to the Italian take on their favorite drive? Let's find out.

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Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD review: Ludicrously fast PC storage

Samsung keeps raising the ante on PCIe SSD performance. The 960 Pro can read faster than 2.5GBps and write faster than 1.5GBps.

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Plextor M8Pe NVMe SSD: Looks fast, is fast

Looking for an SSD that's fast and looks good through a case window? Stop your search because the Plextor M8Pe could be your answer.

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Sony X930D 4K UHD TV review: Color and HDR done the Sony way.

Sony has forsaken quantum dots and OLED technology to follow its own path to color and HDR.

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Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: The best bang for your buck

You don't get a lot of extra features, but this player delivers excellent performance on both the video and audio fronts.

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Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A great choice for audiophiles and home theater buffs

This is the only Blu-ray player we've seen that can also play DSD audio files, but don't pay the premium price unless you can take full advantage of its advanced features.

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Samsung KS9800 4K UHD, 65-inch smart TV review: Quantum dots + HDR = Wow!

A curved screen? Meh. But HDR and quantum dots result in an LCD TV that gives uber-expensive OLED technology a run for its money.

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Toshiba OCZ's TL100 review: A budget SSD that's not a bargain

Toshiba's third TLC NAND SSD is even slower than the first—something we didn't think was possible.