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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Samsung SSD 870 QVO review: Stupendous 8TB capacity in a SATA SSD

The Samsung 870 QVO offers a stunning 8TB of capacity (come August), and excellent everyday SATA performance. But it's not the SSD for heavy sustained write workloads.

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Anker Soundcore Rave Neo review: Fat, punchy bass for the dance floor

This oversized Bluetooth speaker not only pumps the volume and the bass, it delivers a light show and syncs with other Soundcore speakers, too.


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Sabrent Rocket Q NVMe SSD: 8TB is a beautiful thing

Sabrent's Rocket Q marks a huge jump in capacity for end-user NVMe with a whopping 8TB of NAND on board. Performance is quick as well.

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OWC Aura P12 review: At 4TB it offers high capacity for big money

The OWC Aura P12 offers a 4TB capacity that's double the maximum of most current NVMe SSDs, and good performance too.

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WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD review: It's as fast as it looks

The WD Black P50 Game Drive SSD is as fast as it gets with plain old USB Gen 2. But you need the still-rare SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps port for maximum speed.

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Samsung Q90T 4K UHD TV review: Samsung tweaks an already great smart TV

Samsung's Q90T is a minor but welcome improvement over what was already one of the best 4K UHD LCD TVs on the market. The bigger news might be that Samsung has ditched the One Connect breakout box.


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Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD review: High style and high speed for the lucky few

The Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD is drop-dead gorgeous and plenty fast, but to realize its full potential, you need one of the handful of products that supports SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps.

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Kingston KC2500 NVMe SSD review: Good performance at a nice price

Kingston's KC2500 is a great performer under all conditions, including superlong writes. It's also priced low enough to make anyone's NVMe SSD short list.

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Crucial P2 NVMe SSD review: Inexpensive, but a slow performer

The Crucial P2 SSD is very affordable and provides decent everyday performance. However, speeds while reading and writing large amounts of data is below the norm.

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Aukey SK-M30 Eclipse Bluetooth speaker review: Stylish design and satisfactory sound

Aukey's SK-M30 Eclipse is an affordable and very attractive Bluetooth speaker. The sound doesn't quite live up to its looks, but it's very good for the price.


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Adata SE800 Portable SSD review: IP68 rating makes it extra-tough

The Adata SE800 Portable SSD is compact, good-looking, fast external SSD that can also stand up to the elements.

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Sony X800H 4K UHD TV review: This 65-inch TV has a great feature set for the price

Sony's X800H offers a good image with outstanding motion compensation, though the lack of local dimming means weak blacks. But the overall experience is top-notch thanks to some sweet interface tweaks and a redesigned remote.


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Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.


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PNY Pro Elite SSD review: A fast, affordable external drive with nice extras

The PNY Pro Elite portable SSD aced our real-world transfer tests, and offers the same amenities as the Samsung T5 for a little less cash.

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Retrospect 17 Solo review: Backup software that gives you everything

Retrospect 17 Solo is one of the most comprehensive backup programs you can find. Its jargon-heavy interface is one of the few drawbacks.