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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Elgato Eve connected-home system review: Elegant design and operation with HomeKit compatibility

Elgato's HomeKit devices couldn't be designed more elegantly; and except for the Eve Energy, they're reasonably priced.

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QNAP TAS-268 review: Can this Android-powered NAS box rival a Roku?

Qnap delivers a streaming box on steroids. But it's not the easiest device to set up, and it's light on apps for tasks other than media streaming.

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OLED vs LED: There's just no comparison

A simple explanation of the technology used in OLED TVs.

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VLC for Apple TV review: Goodbye format woes

If there’s a codec VLC doesn’t support, we haven’t found it.

Our 4K UHD Smart TV buyers' guide and roundup: Shopping advice plus hands-on reviews

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We cover the most important features you should look for in a smart TV and evaluate four new models.

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Sony 55X850C 4K LCD smart TV review: Great picture, good sound, but some minor bugs

Android TV support lends this TV lots of flexibility.

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WD My Cloud Mirror (Gen 2) review: Your files here, there, and everywhere

The 4TB entry-level version of WD's mirrored NAS is easy to set up and allows easy access to your home storage from all your devices.

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August launches HomeKit Smart Lock, numeric keypad, and doorbell camera

San Francisco start-up expands its product offering with three all-new home-security products.

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The future of displays: OLED is the technology to beat, but LCD will continue to dominate

Those are two of the trends we gleaned from IHS DisplaySearch's annual flat-panel display conference, which took place last week.

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Quantum dots explained: How this nanotechnology could give OLED TVs a run for the money

Quantum dot technology is helping LED LCD TVs deliver richer, broader color spectrums. Almost as rich as OLED TVs.