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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Hisense R8F 4K UHD smart TV review: This Roku-powered TV delivers plenty of bang for the buck

You'll get very good picture, Dolby Vision, and the excellent Roku OS, but you can forget about bringing your own Bluetooth speakers to the party.

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TV tech terms demystified, part one: Screen size, resolution, and speed

Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.

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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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LaCie Rugged SSD Pro review: External Thunderbolt/USB storage for the adventurer

LaCie's Rugged SSD Pro is pricey, but it's one less thing to worry about in hazardous environments.

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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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PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT speakers review: The convenience of Bluetooth, the accuracy of studio monitors

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT are Bluetooth speakers aimed at owners of home music and video studios, but anyone who wants good sound can use them.

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House of Marley Positive Vibration XL headphone review: Eco-friendly, good features, good sound

House of Marley's Positive Vibration XLs are environmentally responsible headphones that deliver good sound a very comfortable fit.

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TerraMaster F2-210 NAS review: This super-affordable box delivers fast streaming

TerraMaster's F2-210 is the most affordable two-bay NAS box we've tested. Write speeds are only so-so, but its media-streaming features are excellent.

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TCL 3-series Roku TV review: This 32-inch set delivers modern smart TV features for not a lot of cash

TCL's 32S325 smart TV fits in small spaces and delivers all the streaming functionality that's made Roku popular. The 720p picture on this 32-inch set is nothing to brag about, but the price is right.

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Cleer Enduro 100 headphone review: Great sound, fantastic battery life, and all the right features

Cleer's Enduro 100 are stylish, sound expensive, and offer state-of-the-art features, including Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, Google Fast Pair, Siri invocation, and USB-C connectivity.

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Vizio P-Series Quantum X 4K UHD TV review: Color galore and brightness to the moon, but those aliasing issues...

Depending on what you watch, Vizio's P-Series Quantum X TV can be either astonishingly vivid, or mildly annoying. A ton of peak brightness, quantum dot color, and poor anti-aliasing will do that.

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