Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, Computerworld

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

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Easy fixes for six common laptop problems

You don't need to be an expert to fix these problems yourself. Just follow our step-by-step guide.

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Rexing V1 dash cam review: A good basic model, but grab the GPS add-on

Rexing's V1 dash cam covers the basics, but factoring in the $30 GPS add-on, it's a bit pricey for what it delivers.

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Crucial BX300 SSD review: One of the fastest MLC SATA SSDs we've tested

When it comes to SATA SSDs, MLC NAND-based drives such as the BX300 from Crucial offer the best overall performance and the most satisfaction in the long run. The BX300 is one of the fastest MLC SATA SSDs we've tested. That tells you everything you need to know.

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Samsung UBD-M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Better color and integration with Samung's ecosystem

Highlights include a camouflaged OLED display, better color, and wireless streaming Samsung mobile devices, but there's still no support Dolby Vision HDR.

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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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Dash cam review: The Garmin Dash Cam 35 is a little bigger and better for the price

Garmin's Dash Cam 35 offers great day and night video in a form factor that's neither too small nor too big. It's a little higher-priced than the competition, though.

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Thinkware Dash Cam F800 review: Super night vision and app control

With simple controls, superb night video quality, and the ability to record two video streams at once (front and rear), Thinkware's F800 may just be the best dash cam yet.

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Samsung T5 review: USB 3.1 Gen 2 makes the best SSD even better

The Samsung T5 is the first non-RAID external drive we've tested that truly taps into USB 3.1 Gen 2's 10Gbps potential. It's small, light, attractive--and reads as fast as an internal SATA drive.

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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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The best Windows backup software

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