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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WiSA, the low-latency, wireless multi-channel audio standard is ready for take-off

WiSA is a wireless audio standard that promises hassle-free setup for up to 7.1-channel surround with latency as low as 2.6 millisecond, lag that's barely perceptible to humans.

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Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players

An Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.

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How to rip (copy) Blu-ray and other movies, so you can stream and archive them

As long as movies have been distributed on home media, buyers have wanted to back them up or copy them to media that's more convenient for playback or streaming. We trace the history, how copy protection works, and how to circumvent it for legitimate purposes.

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Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i review: Great sound, plus Alexa and AirPlay 2 support

This second-generation speaker is smarter, more capable, and better-sounding than the model it replaces.

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Marseille mCable Cinema Edition review: This expensive HDMI cable is mostly worth it

The Marseille mCable Cinema Edition is great for upscaling DVD, Blu-ray, and even TV, but we can't recommend it for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players because it doesn't support HDCP 2.2.

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TaoTronics TT-BH060 Bluetooth headphones review: Affordable noise cancellation, but the sound lacks sparkle

TaoTronics TT-BH060 headphones feature noise cancellation and a very comfortable design, as well as supporting Bluetooth 5.0. But the sound leans heavily towards the bottom end of the spectrum and lacks high-end brilliance.

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Apple's Airplay 2 and HomeKit are coming to most 2019 smart TVs, but what about existing models?

LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio all announced plans to support Apple's Air Play 2 streaming technology and HomeKit smart home protocol. But only Vizio says it will do so for (some) existing models.

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Sony goes big with 8K and hones its OLED technology

Sony goes 8K UHD with its 98- and 85-inch Z9G models, and it revs its 4K UHD OLED TV from the A9F to the A9G

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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.