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. jjacobi@pcworld.com

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HighPoint 7101A PCIe NVMe RAID card: The world isn't ready for its amazing 11GBps throughput

The HighPoint 7101A PCIe NVMe RAID is capable of outstanding sustained throughput, but not for the average Windows PC user. Still, it's a peek at the future of high-performance consumer storage.

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Sony XBR X900F 4K UHD TV review: Great image processing, but restrained color

Sony's XBR X900F can handle just about any kind of material with aplomb, including HDR. But its color palette is subdued and light bleed on black backgrounds is noticeable with the Xtended Dynamic Range function engaged.

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Intel 905P NVMe SSD review: Blazing random access and amazing endurance (for a hefty price)

The Intel SSD 905P is one of the fastest NVMe drives we've tested, and one of the most expensive. But that's because it's rated to be very durable. If you write a lot of data, that's a selling point worth considering.

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Samsung Q8FN 4K UHD TV review: A great TV and a comparative bargain

It doesn't come with the One Connect breakout box you get with the Q9FN, but it offers nearly the same performance as higher-end model for $700 less.

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Nextbase 612GW Dash Cam review: A touchscreen, stylish design, and features galore

Nextbase nailed everything with the 612GW dash cam except low-light video. The touchscreen is unique, the styling handsome, and there's even phone connectivity.

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Vava Dash Cam 2K review: Clever design for phone-centric users adds 1440p video

The Vava Dash Cam 2K takes good video and has a 72-hour internal battery. Lacking an integrated display, it's suitable only for phone-centric lifestyles.

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Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth speakers review: DSP power delivers sonic goodness

Fluance's Ai40's are affordable Bluetooth bookshelf speakers that sound great thanks to subtle psychoacoustic tricks applied by a DSP.

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Papago GoSafe S810 dash cam review: It nails video, but lacks a battery and integrated GPS

The GoSafe S810 offers great day, night, and low-light 1080p captures to the front, and 720p to the rear. But there are a lot of wires, GPS is a rather pricey option, and the tandem won't run at all without 12-volt power.

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HyperX Fury RGB 2.5-inch SATA SSD review: Furious reads, pretty lights, lethargic long writes

The HyperX Fury RGB balances sturdy design and pretty lights with a tendency to get bogged down when writing large amounts of data.

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HyperX Savage EXO SSD: A small portable drive that's great for small jobs

With an evocative name like Savage EXO we were expecting great performance from this super-portable USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) SSD. We got it—with small amounts of data. a

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Vizio P65-F1 4K UHD TV review: Vizio's P-Series deliver good brightness and HDR, but image glitches remain

This smart TV shines with HDR, but Vizio's new array backlighting is more prone to artifacts and there are holdover processing glitches from last year.

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Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound and nostalgic design

You'll pay extra for the branding, but this is a strong and well-designed speaker, even it it isn't built by the company famous for its "Marshall stack."

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Vantrue OnDash N1 Pro dash cam review: A little gem of a basic dash cam

The Vantrue OnDash N1 Pro surprised us by taking good video in day, night, and low-light conditions and just nailing it in terms of usability and small form factor.

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CrashPlan alternatives: What home users can do, from staying put to exploring other services

CrashPlan is ending its home-user service on October 23, 2018. Options include upgrading to CrashPlan's business tier, or seeking alternative services. We'll walk you through the choices.

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IronWolf Pro 14TB Hard Drive review: Seagate's best gets more capacity and speed

With vibration compensation for reliable operation tightly packed with other hard drives, the Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB is great for NAS and servers. It's also Seagate's fastest and vastest hard drive to date.