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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Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth speaker review: This Alexa-enabled speaker is loud and proud

This smart speaker is expensive, but it delivers a sonic performance you won't get from any Echo.

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Oppo UDP-205 Ultra-HD Audiophile Blu-ray player review: Audiophile sound and price tag (plus Dolby Vision)

With 32-bit DACs and other upscale components, you won't hear better analog audio from an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It's also the first player we've tested to support Dolby Vision 4K UHD discs.

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TouchJet Wave review: This pricey gadget can make your dumb TV smart—and touchable

Android and infrared come together to convert your big-screen TV into a massive tablet.

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Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A classy chassis with Dolby Vision

This handsome device is a top-notch disc player that's great for digital audio systems, but it doesn't off any type of analog output.

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Dolby Vision vs HDR10: Which is best?

Round 2 of our HDR video comparison sees Dolby Vision come out way on top.

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HDMI 2.1 specs and features: Everything you need to know

Higher resolution audio and video, faster refresh rates, and more bandwidth will enable better experiences with movies, games, VR, and more.

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Fender Newport Bluetooth speaker review: It's not just a nostalgia trip, this speaker sounds great

Designed in the classic style of Fender's guitar amps, the Newport delivers solid quality, very good audio, and fun analog controls.

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Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities

This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.

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Vizio SmartCast P-Series 4K UHD Display review: Great color and HDR overcome a few minor issues

The P-Series color and HDR puts just about everything else in its class to shame.

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QNAP TS-253B review: A short talk with a NAS box

This fast and versatile NAS box will keep you informed with an OLED display and a speaker. Just don't buy it for the 4K video it hypes.

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Sharp Roku TV review: A good entry-level 4K UHD TV

The LC-55 is a basic LED-backlit 4K UHD TV that offers about as good a picture as you'll find for less than $500.

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VaVa Voom 22 Bluetooth speakers review: Affordable true stereo

Sold as a self-linking pair, VaVa's attractive Voom 22 puts the stereo into Bluetooth wireless audio. Loud, nice-sounding, and easy to set up.

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Netgear ReadyNAS 422 review: This box is fast and built to last

An improvement in almost every regard over Netgear's previous-generation network-attached storage this is a great box if you can afford it.

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Samsung UN55MU9000 smart TV review: No quantum dots, but silky smooth motion

Samsung's mid-range MU9000 series gives Sony's 930E a run for its money, thanks to a very smooth and even image.

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WD My Cloud Home Duo review: Super easy to use, but also super slow and short on features

We like that WD is trying to make network attached storage easier, more connected, and cross-device compatible. But this box is incredibly slow writing data, and it's missing a key feature.