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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IP ratings explained: What those codes tell you about how well a device is protected from water and dust

What separates a product with an IP67 rating from one rated IP66, IP68, or IPX6? Our simple guide tells you everything you need to know.

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TCL 5-Series 4K TV review: This 43-inch smart TV delivers a good picture for minimal moola

This bargain-priced smart TV features surprisingly good color, Dolby Vision, and the Roku interface.

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Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch review: Faster, and now with fingerprint security

Buy Samsung's Portable SSD T7 Touch for the speed, but enjoy the perk of its fingerprint scanner, which offers a touch of (non-FIPS-certified) security for a very affordable price.

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Viofo A129 Pro Duo review: Dual-channel 4K UHD goodness

The Viofo A129 Pro Duo offers excellent 4K UHD front day captures, great 1080p rear video, and integrated GPS, setting the bar high among 4K dash cams.

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Aukey DRS2 dual dash cam review: Excellent video in all directions, and infrared too

The Aukey DRS2 is a versatile dual-channel system, with a detachable interior camera that can be mounted on the rear window.

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Vantrue X4 Dash cam: Sharp 4K UHD captures come at a price

VanTrue's X4 dash cam takes great 4K UHD video, but it's pricey, and the capacitor cuts off too quickly.

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Rexing V360 dash cam review: 360-degree coverage at last!

The Rexing V360 is the first dash cam combo to offer a high-resolution 360 degrees of coverage, though interior night video isn't up to snuff.

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Samsung's T7 Touch portable SSD blends blazing-fast speeds with fingerprint security

Samsung's USB 3.2-based T7 Touch, successor to the company's T3 and T5 portable SSDs, improves speed and offers security via an integrated fingerprint scanner.

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Seagate's new external SSDs blend style with performance

New UBS 3.2 Gen2x2 and USB 3.1 10Gbps SSDs from Seagate offer stylish lighting and state of the art speed

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LG says 'let's get small' at CES, shows a 48-inch OLED TV

If you're one of the many who don't want a massive TV dominating your space, but still want top-notch image quality, LG's new 48-inch OLED may be what you're looking for.

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Samsung ups its 8K UHD game at CES and extends its Frame and The Wall lineups, too

Samsung updates its 8K UHD, adds additional size options to its Frame and micro-LED 'The Wall' series, and improves the brains in its smart TVs.

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Vizio trumpets its move into the OLED TV market at CES

Vizio says it has improvements across its A/V product line for CES, but the company's first OLED TV is the really big news.

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Relative unknown Konka jumps into the U.S. TV market with quantum dot and OLED models

A newcomer to the U.S., Konka is the fifth largest TV manufacturer in China.

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The best free backup software and services: Reviews and buying advice for protecting your data

The best free backup software or online service balances good features with enough storage space to protect your valuable data. We've tested the major players so you can find the best one for you. Read on for our reviews.

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Best 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.