Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living in the San Francisco bay area.

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Intel 670p SSD review: Faster where it matters

The Intel 670p pulls consistent, competitive performance out of its single-sided QLC, a first for the company in an NVMe SSD.


Drop + THX Panda wireless headphone review: Supremely clean sub-bass

These planar ribbon headphones sound fantastic, especially in the sub-bass region, but they could use more padding on the headband.


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Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

We review the best 1080p and 4K dash cams. They record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and ideally mark it with GPS, too. Exactly what you need on today's mean streets.

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Aukey 4K Dash Cam DRS1 review: Nice 4K UHD video, easy to install and use

The Aukey DRS1 offers great 4K UHD day and night video captures, is easy to use, easy to install, and even easy on the budget.

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Sylvania Roadsight Pro Dash Cam review: Good video, easy to use

Sylvania's Roadsight Pro covers all the bases for a front, front/rear dash cam combo: Great video, GPS, and easy camera removal for safekeeping.

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Jomise K7 dash cam review: Great performance and a puzzling phone dependency

The Jomise K7 dash cam takes excellent day and night front video, looks nice, and has the best interface going. But forced activation via phone is problematic.


Caixun Series S Android TV review: A reasonable choice for budget shoppers

Caixun's model EC55S isn't a great 55-inch TV, but for the price, you get a pleasing picture with no real annoyances—and that's not a given in this price class.


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TCL 6-Series 4K UHD smart TV review: An impressive entertainment value

TCL's 6-Series delivers mini-LED contrast and brightness and rich quantum dot color at a very affordable price.


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iClever BTH13 headphones for kids review: Sonically safer for junior

These headphones will appeal to kids of a certain age and type. They sound remarkably good for the price and allow parents to lock down the volume.


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Cobra SC 201 Dash Cam Review: Outstanding video, GPS, cloud uploads

The Cobra SC 201 front/interior dash cam is easy to use, with great video, GPS, cloud uploads, and a long warranty. Note the app doesn't work with older Android phones.

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Adata XPG Gammix S70 SSD review: Fast, affordable, and trapped under a heat sink

The Adata XPG Gammix S70 is very fast, and nicely affordable. But its large, non-removable heat sink presents fitment issues. A new version with a smaller heat sink is in the works.

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How to buy the right-sized TV (the only problem is that it might not exist)

Quality over size is our usual mantra, but vendors don't generally offer their best technology in TVs smaller than 55-inch class.


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Samsung 870 EVO SATA SSD review: The speed you need, at sane prices

Samsung is at it again: Its new 870 EVO SATA SSD delivers best-in-class performance at a competitive price.

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Silicon Power US70 NVMe SSD review: Surprisingly good real-world performance

The 2TB Silicon Power US70 turned in excellent sustained transfer times, rivaling some of the top-tier competition. Overall performance is mid-range, though at a nice price.

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Samsung edges its MicroLED TV line a tiny bit closer to mainstream at CES

Samsung is finally incorporating its self-emissive Micro-LED technology into TVs that deep-pocketed early adopters will be interested in buying.