Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, 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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August launches HomeKit Smart Lock, numeric keypad, and doorbell camera

San Francisco start-up expands its product offering with three all-new home-security products.

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Yada Dash Road Cam HD review: It's very affordable, but it has one dark secret

The Yada shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get an effective dash cam, as long as you need it only during the day.

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Cobra CDR 840 dash cam review: It's small, but otherwise a good deal

The Cobra CDR 840 dash cam is compact to a fault (you can barely see the display), but still, it takes impressively good video.

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Dash cam reviews: What you need to catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

Dash cams can record what's ahead (and occasionally, what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is exactly what you need on the mean streets of modern life.

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Cobra CDR 900 dash cam review: For the price, we'd like GPS, please

The Cobra CDR 900 offers advanced features including a smartphone app and Wi-Fi connectivity, so the lack of GPS is baffling.

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KDLinks X1 dash cam review: Its GPS lacks one key feature

The KDLinks X1 has the widest field of view of any dash cam we tested, but it falls short in a few key areas.

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Thinkware X500 dash cam review: It packs advanced features in an annoying design

The ThinkWare X500’s advanced features—especially the ability to record front and rear—set it apart from the crowd. But the interface is counterintuitive and an alternative suction mounting system should be provided.

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Garmin Nuvicam LMTHD review: This premium dashcam commands respect

Garmin's Nuvicam LMTHD is the cream of our crop of dashcams, with a huge touchscreen display and high-quality video. A unit this nice needs to be easier to conceal, though, and its

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Garmin Dash Cam 20 review: It's compact, it's convenient, and it costs a little more

Garmin's Dash Cam 20 is the simplest and easiest-to-use GPS dash cam in our roundup, but it's pricey for the features.

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition: It's a great laptop, but not a true 2-in-1

Dell may call the Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition a 2-in-1, but 3.7 pounds is hefty for something that's tablet-shaped some of the time. Better to focus on what it does do well, which is pretty much everything else.

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The future of displays: OLED is the technology to beat, but LCD will continue to dominate

Those are two of the trends we gleaned from IHS DisplaySearch's annual flat-panel display conference, which took place last week.

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M.2 SSD roundup: Tiny drives deliver huge performance

The marriage of PCIe and the SSD has resulted in uber-fast storage for your PC. We compare small-slot AHCI, NVMe, and SATA models. Even if you're using a desktop, one of these tiny wonders can increase your storage transfer speeds by a factor of four.

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Quantum dots explained: How this nanotechnology could give OLED TVs a run for the money

Quantum dot technology is helping LED LCD TVs deliver richer, broader color spectrums. Almost as rich as OLED TVs.

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Write! review: The text processor that can remember and redo everything

This program's breakthrough content-persistent, tabbed interface and infinite undo/redo are worth a look even if it has other limitations.

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Arc 100 review: OCZ's better bargain SSD

Though a year old, the Arc 100 still compares favorably with any budget 2.5-inch SSD available