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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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

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OCZ Trion 100 review: An affordable SSD with a problem

Though it's a bit cheaper than its rivals, the Trion slows to hard drive speeds when writing even mildly large amounts of data.

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Acer Aspire R 13 review: A convertible laptop done right

The Acer Aspire R 13 is a top-notch 13-inch ultrabook with a versatile, dual-hinge rotating display. Opinions will differ on the looks, but it's definitely unique.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Anypen (8-inch) review: Versatile, but small for serious Windows use

Small, light, affordable, and able to use a pencil or ballpoint in lieu of a stylus, the Yoga Tablet 2 Anypen with Windows is a better tablet than its 10-inch cousin, but less appropriate for business tasks.

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M-Disc optical media reviewed: Your data, good for a thousand years

Want your data to outlive you by a few centuries? M-Disc optical media, with its super-stable data layer, is what you're looking for.

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Review: Kingston's HyperX Predator PCIe SSD offers fast M.2 performance

A very fast PCIe/M.2 SSD that's also very expensive. It's available on an expansion card adapter and, thankfully,you can find it heavily discounted for just over a buck a gigabyte.

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Razer Leviathan sound bar review: Ba-ba-boom bass

With Dolby Virtual Speaker for faux surround and a subwoofer belting out the bass, movies and gaming take on a life of their own with the Leviathan.

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