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Samsung 65Q7FN 4K Ultra HD TV review: (Relatively) affordable quantum dot color

The Q7FN doesn't offer quite the brightness or HDR impact that Samsung's higher-end QLEDs deliver, but its picture is still marvelous and the "disappearing" design is arguably the best in the business.

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CloudBerry Backup Free: Cloud storage syncing that's worth the learning curve

Though really designed for IT, the free version of CloudBerry Backup is super handy for backing up to, or syncing between online services. It does local backup as well, although the means may not be immediately obvious.

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Best NAS box for media streaming and backup

If you rip and library your own media, there's no better tool for storing and streaming it than a NAS box. These versatile storage devices also serve as the perfect personal, secure cloud for backing up your PCs and other devices.

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QSAN XCube XN3002T NAS review: Classy, clean, and fast—but better suited to the enterprise

Network-attached storage has a place in the home, and this box covers all the basics in style, but it's missing a few features consumers will find essential.

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Toshiba RC100 NVMe SSD review: A good bargain SSD for laptops

Toshiba's RC100 PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD is small, thin, light, energy-efficient, and a nice upgrade for your laptop or other portable device.

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Z-Edge Z4 Dash Cam review: This bargain dash cam lacks only GPS

For $90, the Z-Edge Z4 dash cam offers great basics, HDR, and a wide-aspect captures. It's also easy to use. The only thing missing is GPS.

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MultCloud review: Syncing multiple online storage services for free

MultCloud syncs data among multiple online services or even your local NAS box, for the low, low price of free.

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Kingston A1000 SSD review: Being budget isn't easy

Kingston's A1000 was considered a budget drive before faster drives showed up—for about the same price.

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Will Windows users ever have backup as easy as Apple's Time Machine?

Windows is plagued by backup software that's difficult to understand and use. Where is the elegant three-step solution that's been offered by Apple for over a decade now?

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SanDisk Extreme Pro M.2 NVMe 3D SSD review: High-end performance at bargain prices

The Sandisk Extreme Pro is targeted at creative types and power users with lots of big files to store. It offers top-tier performance for only a little more than an entry-level drive.

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Online backup: We test the best services—from Backblaze to Carbonite, iDrive, Mozy and more

We review the best cloud backup services so you can find the right solution for keeping a safe, offsite copy of your data should disaster strike.

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The best Windows backup software

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

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Samsung 970 EVO review: Strong competition for the best budget NVMe SSD

A great NVMe SSD unless you regularly copy very large files, then look into WD's Black NVMe.

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Samsung 970 Pro SSD review: The fastest M.2 NVMe drive yet

There's no faster NVMe SSD available to the mass market than Samsung's 970 Pro, but its extra 10 percent of performance costs quite a bit.

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Cyberlink PowerDVD 18 Ultra review: Still the best, and now a little bit better

There is no higher-quality video player available for Windows. It's a bit pricey, but PowerDVD Ultra is also the only software that can play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs on your computer.

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