Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, TechHive

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

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Hisense H9D Plus 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, but not enough brightness to make HDR shine

This 55-inch TV doesn't offer a lot of peak brightness, but its wide color gamut helps with HDR.

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TerraMaster D2-310 USB RAID enclosure: Rugged chassis and a solid performer

The TerraMaster D2-310 is rugged and attractive, and it rocks fast USB 3.1 Gen 2, but the price and the scant physical security are drawbacks.

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WD's My Passport SSD review: Worthy competition for Samsung's T3

WD's My Passport SSD is small and sports the latest-generation USB 3.1 10Gbps interface. It's fast enough to give Samsung's T3 a run for its money.

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Sony A1E 4K TV review: This could be the best OLED TV money can buy

Take an OLED panel and combine it with Sony's picture processing wizardry and you get what is the best image we've seen on an OLED TV. But how HDR will affect OLED lifespan we don't yet know.

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Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players

An Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.

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Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers

If you're a gamer as well as a home theater enthusiasts, Microsoft's game console is also an exceptionally good Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

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Acronis True Image 2017 review: Fast and powerful image backup

Acronis True Image 2017 suite offers everything you need for backup, but its numerous features can slow system boot times.

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EaseUS ToDo Backup 10 review: Local and cloud backup under one roof

A new interface and superior workflow makes EaseUS ToDo Backup one of our favorites. It even backs up to cloud services.

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Aomei Backupper Standard 4 review: A versatile free backup program

Aomei Backupper is a free program that covers nearly all the bases: imaging, file backup, recovery, and even real-time sync.

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Macrium Reflect Free review: Great, no-frills image backup

Macrium Reflect Free is a proven backup program, but it lacks many features found in the competition.

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 16 Free Edition review: Easy backup with a twist

Paragon’s Backup & Recovery 16 is a top-notch program that's unique among consumer programs for using virtual hard drives as its container format. Best of all, it's easy and free.

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How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems

Don't let buzz, hum, or hiss ruin your AV experience. We'll show you how to solve common electrical faults and ditch the noise.

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable review: A stunning 5TB of space

Seagate's new 5TB Backup Plus gives you more room for backups and movies. A USB 3.0 drive, it's fast with large files but lags with large batches of smaller files.

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When Windows 10 takes up too much disk space, try this

When your Windows 10 installation is too big to run comfortably on your drive, shrink it down with Compact.exe, a built-in tool designed expressly for this purpose. Read on for this and other workarounds.

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TCL P-series Roku smart TV review: Dolby Vision hits the mainstream

Support for Dolby Vision elevates the TCP 55P607's image chops.

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