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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The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are almost here. Find out if your TV can handle them

Most TVs will be compatible, but you’ll want a set with certain features to enjoy the ultimate gaming experience.

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Asustor AS6602T (LockerStor 2) review: This NAS box is a super streamer

It provides fast network storage and a great feature set, but NVMe caching adds a lot to its price tag without delivering much in the way of hard benefits to the home user.

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Synology DS720+ review: A fast NAS box with NVMe caching, but where's the multi-gig?

This box supports NVMe SSDs for accelerating small transactions, but the lack of multi-gig ethernet (2.5/5/10GbE) leaves some performance out of the equation.

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Best NAS drive for media streaming and backup

If you rip and library your own media, there's no better tool for storing and streaming it than a NAS box. These versatile storage devices also serve as the perfect personal, secure cloud for backing up your PCs and other devices.

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Hot-rod your home network with multi-gig wired ethernet—for far less coin than you might think

Falling prices for multi-gig (2.5/5/10GbE) equipment make upgrading your network to a faster standard very affordable.

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Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

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Hisense H9G 4K UHD TV review: Excellent color and HDR performance for the price

Hisense's H9G 4K UHD TV offers an excellent picture for the price. It's available only in 55-inch and 65-inch flavors, but if that's what you're shopping for, it should be on your short-list.

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TCL 8-series 4K UHD TV review: This TV gets as close to OLED as any LCD has come

With thousands of mini LEDs forming its backlight array, TCL's 8 series delivers outstanding black without the usual artifacts. It's the first LCD TV we've seen that rivals OLED for picture richness.

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QNAP TS-253D NAS review: 2.5GbE, PCIe expansion, and HDMI output make for a kickin' home server

QNAP's handsome NAS box offers dual 2.5GbE ports and a PCIe slot for adding 10GbE, SSDs, or both. It can also play multimedia directly to an attached 4K display.

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Asustor AS5202T (Nimbustor 2) NAS review: Media storage and streaming that's a cut above

The AS5202T's dual 2.5GbE performance and agile interface make it a real competitor for the title of best home NAS box.

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Tribit XFree Go headphone review: Amazing sound, great price, and one glaring flaw

The Tribit XFree Go headphones punch far above their weight, sonically: sadly, the controls locked up after an hour or so of sustained use.

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Anker Soundcore Rave Neo review: Fat, punchy bass for the dance floor

This oversized Bluetooth speaker not only pumps the volume and the bass, it delivers a light show and syncs with other Soundcore speakers, too.

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Samsung Q90T 4K UHD TV review: Samsung tweaks an already great smart TV

Samsung's Q90T is a minor but welcome improvement over what was already one of the best 4K UHD LCD TVs on the market. The bigger news might be that Samsung has ditched the One Connect breakout box.

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Aukey SK-M30 Eclipse Bluetooth speaker review: Stylish design and satisfactory sound

Aukey's SK-M30 Eclipse is an affordable and very attractive Bluetooth speaker. The sound doesn't quite live up to its looks, but it's very good for the price.

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Sony X800H 4K UHD TV review: This 65-inch TV has a great feature set for the price

Sony's X800H offers a good image with outstanding motion compensation, though the lack of local dimming means weak blacks. But the overall experience is top-notch thanks to some sweet interface tweaks and a redesigned remote.