Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

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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Toshiba TR200 review: Another slow TLC SSD

Toshiba is back in the no-buy zone with a SATA 6Gbps TLC SSD that's as slow, or slower than the Trion 100 they issued under the OCZ label.

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VaVa Voom 22 Bluetooth speakers review: Affordable true stereo

Sold as a self-linking pair, VaVa's attractive Voom 22 puts the stereo into Bluetooth wireless audio. Loud, nice-sounding, and easy to set up.

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Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD review: Big TLC capacity, fast MLC performance

Sandisk's Ultra 3D SSD easily bests rival TLC NAND based drives in performance. We still like the Crucial BX300, but if you need more capacity than the BX300 offers, the Ultra 3D is a great way to get it.

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Netgear ReadyNAS 422 review: This box is fast and built to last

An improvement in almost every regard over Netgear's previous-generation network-attached storage this is a great box if you can afford it.

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SOS review: Professional-grade, super-secure online backup

SOS Online Backup is all about data security, with triple-layer 256-bit encryption and two levels of private encryption keys. It also sports file sharing, unlimited version retention, and a straightforward interface. This is data storage for pros and the security-minded.

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Mozy Home review: Effective and secure online backup with device sync

MozyHome is a venerable and highly reliable online backup service that also offers Dropbox-style syncing across PCs and devices. A great product, but we'd like to see sync and backup integrated better at the local PC level.

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Backblaze review: No-hassle online backup is a no-brainer decision

Backblaze is an online backup service that uses a shotgun approach, backing up everything unless you tell it not to. It's cheap, easy, and the choice for those that don't necessarily know where everything is that needs to be backed up.

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iDrive review: Online backup for the person who wants everything

iDrive offers online storage, sharing, backup and more. Unless you want the functionality of an office suite, online services don't get any more comprehensive.

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Carbonite review: Cleverly integrated online backup

Carbonite is an online backup service that uses Windows' own File Explorer for data selection, and through the use of icons, even tells you their backup status. It's simple, effective, elegant...and a bit pricey.

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Apacer Commando PT920 SSD review: Yes, it's an SSD that looks like a gun

This PCIe/NVMe drive's heat sink/cover is evocative of the assault rifles commonly carried by players of shoot em' up video games. It's fast, too.

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Samsung UN55MU9000 smart TV review: No quantum dots, but silky smooth motion

Samsung's mid-range MU9000 series gives Sony's 930E a run for its money, thanks to a very smooth and even image.

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WD My Cloud Home Duo review: Super easy to use, but also super slow and short on features

We like that WD is trying to make network attached storage easier, more connected, and cross-device compatible. But this box is incredibly slow writing data, and it's missing a key feature.

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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.