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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TCL to ship a variety of HEDphones in 2019

TCL's going big time into the headphone business with four lines covering just about every market niche.

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TCL to offer 8K and quantum-dot Roku TVs in 2019

But the only specific model announced at CES is a 75-inch addition to its 4K UHD 6 Series.

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Hisense's dual-image TV raises eyebrows at CES

Hisense delivers exciting TV news at CES, including a groundbreaking dual-image TV that promises blacks beyond what's achievable with normal LED-backlit LCD technology.

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LG's rollable OLED TV hides away when you don't need it

LG's new flexible panel Signature OLED TV R (65R9) rolls up in its cabinet to render your living space less of a shrine to the pixel.

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Samsung is showing a 219-inch version of its "The Wall" micro-LED TV at CES

Samsung will ship 8K QLED TVs, as well as a 75-inch microLED TV to complement the humongous new 219-inch microLED "The Wall" modular TV.

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LG to ship 8K UHD OLED and LCD smart TVs this year, many powered by a new Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor

LG will ship its first 8K UHD OLED and LCD TVs in 2019, and nearly all will get a boost in processing power. Two-fold in some instances.

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Shure SE535 in-ear headphones review: Great sound and upgradeability, but a steep price tag undermines the fun

The Shure SE535 deliver luxurious performance at a starting price of $449. Adding the optional RMCE-BT2 module delivers Bluetooth 5 and aptX HD support for 24-bit audio, but adds another $149 to your bill of sale.

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Soundcast VG5 Bluetooth speaker review: Large and in charge in the great outdoors

The weatherized Soundcast VG5 pumps out the bass that's so often lacking in outdoor speakers. But it's truly for outdoor or large spaces, not the average indoor space.

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LG's new soundbars offer Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Google Assistant integration

LG prempts CES with announcements of three new soundbars that support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround, plus Google Assistant integration.

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Sony A9F Master Series 4K UHD OLED TV review: A top-notch TV with the best sound in the business

Sony's XBR65A9 65-inch 4K UHD OLED TV offers great color, excellent blacks, and wonderful HDR. It also offers the best sound in a flat-panel TV, bar none. The only problem is that there's a significantly cheaper, but highly worthy competitor in the LG's E8 series.

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Marley No Bounds XL Bluetooth speaker review: Floatable, sustainable sonics

Kudos to Marley for using recycled materials in the No Bounds XL waterproof Bluetooth speaker. But its sounds mediocre at low volumes, and only average when you crank it.

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LG E8PUA 4K UHD TV review: Approaching TV nirvana

LG's 55-inch OLED smart TV is simply one of the best TVs money can buy. It delivers luxurious color, real blacks, smooth motion, and the best interface and remote in the business.

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Sony XBR X900F 4K UHD TV review: Great image processing, but restrained color

Sony's XBR X900F can handle just about any kind of material with aplomb, including HDR. But its color palette is subdued and light bleed on black backgrounds is noticeable with the Xtended Dynamic Range function engaged.

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Samsung Q8FN 4K UHD TV review: A great TV and a comparative bargain

It doesn't come with the One Connect breakout box you get with the Q9FN, but it offers nearly the same performance as higher-end model for $700 less.

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Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth speakers review: DSP power delivers sonic goodness

Fluance's Ai40's are affordable Bluetooth bookshelf speakers that sound great thanks to subtle psychoacoustic tricks applied by a DSP.