Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, TechHive

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

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How LG uses fuzzy math to label some of its LCD TVs as 4K

By replacing every fourth red, green, or blue subpixel with a white one, LG boosts the brightness of its 6100-, 6500-, and 6800-series models. The trick works, but it sacrifices resolution.

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WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming

With an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot and the Plex media server, this drive lets you take all your shows (and all your tunes) on the road.

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Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

Setting up a smart-home system might not be simple, but this innovative device could make it a whole lot easier to use.

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Aukey SK-M12 Outdoor Bluetooth speaker review: Surprisingly sonorous

Though it reminds us of Altec Lansing's Lifejacket II and has the same mounting hard point, this larger weatherized, Bluetooth speaker has the same clarity with more bottom end.

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Dolby Vision versus HDR-10 TV: A format war and more

High dynamic range (HDR) TV is here and it looks great. But it's in its early stages, and there's a potential format war brewing.

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Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket III review: This rugged Bluetooth speaker isn't just water resistant, it's fully submersible

With just enough top-end sparkle to keep things clear, the MIni Lifejacket III is the best-sounding waterproof Bluetooth speaker we've heard.

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Elgato Eve connected-home system review: Elegant design and operation with HomeKit compatibility

Elgato's HomeKit devices couldn't be designed more elegantly; and except for the Eve Energy, they're reasonably priced.

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VLC for Apple TV review: Goodbye format woes

If there’s a codec VLC doesn’t support, we haven’t found it.

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August launches HomeKit Smart Lock, numeric keypad, and doorbell camera

San Francisco start-up expands its product offering with three all-new home-security products.

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Outlook 2011 to Mail migration: When mbox goes bad

Exporting mbox folders from Outlook 2011 used to be as easy as dragging them to the Desktop. Now it's a whole procedure.

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Qualcomm's AllPlay promises to deliver audiophile-quality wireless music streaming

Monster's SoundStage Wi-Fi speakers use Qualcomm's AllPlay tech to stream audio at sampling rates up to 192kHz, and resolution up to 24-bits.

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Corsair Voyager Air 2 review: Wireless media streamer adds cloud storage sync to its repetoire

The syncing works only with Dropbox and Google Drive for now, but it's a cool new perk on this redesigned media-streaming hard drive.

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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

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Epson Expression Premium XP-520 review: $130 printer delivers beautiful output and surprisingly affordable ink

It's hard to find an inexpensive printers that doesn't ream you with pricey inks, but this model's high-yield cartridges offer an economical option.

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Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 review: For $300, small-office inkjet offers better output and value than a color laser

The WF-4630's new PrecisionCore print head produces near laser-like print quality. Throw in great features and low operational costs and you have an outstanding, low-cost, low-volume office multifunction.