Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, 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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Samsung T3 review: This 'USB 3.1' SSD is stupidly fast

Samsung manages to wring better sustained performance out of a USB 3.1 SSD than some vendors do from their internal SATA SSDs.

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OCZ Trion 150 review: A true budget SSD competitor

Unlike its predecessor, the Trion 150 offers decent performance at a decent price.

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Elgato Eve connected-home system review: Elegant design and operation with HomeKit compatibility

Elgato's HomeKit devices couldn't be designed more elegantly; and except for the Eve Energy, they're reasonably priced.

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QNAP TAS-268 review: Can this Android-powered NAS box rival a Roku?

Qnap delivers a streaming box on steroids. But it's not the easiest device to set up, and it's light on apps for tasks other than media streaming.

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Transcend SSD370 review: Excellent value, solid performance

This SATA 6Gbps SSD offers very good overall performance—much better than that of comparably priced TLC SSDs.

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Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD review: Convenient form factor, fast reads, slow writes

The Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD is great for distributing the same data across multiple computers, but is little better, and a lot more expensive, than a hard drive for backup.

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Thinkpad Stack review: Lenovo's unique stackable peripherals are made for travel

The Stack is a great idea marred by a meh implementation.

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Asus Zen AiO Z240IC Review: A high-res all-in-one with class. Like, you know... an iMac

The Asus Zen AiO Z240IC comes impressively close to mathcing the iMac's elegance.

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OLED vs LED: There's just no comparison

A simple explanation of the technology used in OLED TVs.

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Philips 276E display review: Quantum dots make this display's color impressively rich

With a layer of quantum dots in front of the LED backlighting, the Philips 276E shows colors you'd forgotten existed.

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VLC for Apple TV review: Goodbye format woes

If there’s a codec VLC doesn’t support, we haven’t found it.

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Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD review: Stacked NAND, stacked performance

If you're looking for an M.2 upgrade, this is the drive to have.

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Our 4K UHD Smart TV buyers' guide and roundup: Shopping advice plus hands-on reviews

We cover the most important features you should look for in a smart TV and evaluate four new models.

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Sony 55X850C 4K LCD smart TV review: Great picture, good sound, but some minor bugs

Android TV support lends this TV lots of flexibility.

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