Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, TechHive

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

HS-251

QNAP HS-251 Review: NAS meets home entertainment

QNAP has taken the convergence of home networking and entertainment another step further with this handsome, quiet, network-attached storage box that outputs directly to your TV via HDMI

Netgear Arlo security camera

Netgear Arlo HD Camera review: Stylish, smart, and currently proprietary

We like the Arlo's HD cameras with their clever magnetic mounting system, but there's currently no way to store your video locally.

D-Link DNR 312L

MyDlink Network Video Recorder review: Network surveillance on the cheap

The more cameras you add, the more affordable the DNR-312L becomes. But at the moment it supports only D-Link webcams.

Qualcomm AllPlay

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.

Sound bar

How to pick the right sound bar to go with your flat-screen TV

Sound bars are a great way to get better sound in your living room, as long as you buy the right one.

DTS Play-Fi speakers

DTS takes on Sonos: We go ears-on with three Play-Fi multi-room audio devices

Everybody wants a piece of the market Sonos opened to the masses. DTS’s effort is the most interesting so far.

Wren V5PF Play-Fi speaker

Wren Sound Systems Wren V5PF Play-Fi Speaker review: Sounds as good as it looks

Walnut veneer adds a touch of class to this wireless speaker, which has been updated for the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem.

Polk Audio Omni S2R Play-Fi speaker

Polk Audio Omni S2R review: This portable indoor/outdoor speaker will make your milk shake

Polk lets you take the party poolside with its wireless speaker. It won't survive a dunking, but it will tolerate a splash or two.

Phorus PR5 Receiver Play-Fi

Phorus PR5 Receiver review: Cheap, but not as polished as a Sonos device

DTS is off to a good start in the multi-room audio space. You can connect this model to your AV receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers.

PowerDirector 13

Cyberlink Director Suite 3 review: Improved editing tools, codec support, more

The yearly update to Cyberlink's signature creative suite offers a number of useful new features as well as support for H.265/HEVC and XAVC-S,

WD My Passport Wireless

WD My Passport Wireless review: This hard drive is lightweight and affordable, but short on endurance

WD is a bit late to the wireless storage party, but its new drive brings some goodies.

Samsung Mobile Media Streaming Device

Samsung Wireless Mobile Media Streaming Device review: Slightly buggy

With 1.5TB of capacity we were pleased with Samsung's Wi-Fi media streamer, until it choked on our high bit-rate MKV Blu-ray rip.

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Cyberlink PowerDVD 14 review: Media playback app has what you need -- almost

PowerDVD 14 has no peer in playing Blu-ray and video, but it's still a tad shy of Cyberlink's espoused goal of making it the only media player you need. There are also some bugs.

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Cyberlink Director Suite adds subscriptions and cloud storage

Cyberlink's creative suite is now available as a yearly subscription with 10GB of online storage to sweeten the deal. It's a more affordable, if not quite as advanced alternative to Adobe's Creative Cloud

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Review: ProDrenalin fixes home action video problems

For not much cash, ProDrenalin fixes nearly any problem with your home video: fish-eye, rolling shutter effect, or the shakes.

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