Jon L. Jacobi

Freelance contributor

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

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

Dash cam reviews 2019: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving
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Dash cam reviews 2019: Catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

The best dash cams can record what's ahead (and sometimes what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is what you need on the mean streets of modern life.

PureCam dash cam review: A clever product that's just a battery and GPS short of perfect

PureCam dash cam review: A clever product that's just a battery and GPS short of perfect

PureGear's PureCam front/interior dual dash cam is great in most ways, but its lack of battery backup and embedded GPS info is disappointing.

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD review: Faster than ever, and still a fantastic bargain

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD review: Faster than ever, and still a fantastic bargain

The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD is just about the best combination of price and performance in an SSD. You could go cheaper and still get great everyday performance, but for long writes the SN750 dominates those drives.

The best Windows backup software
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The best Windows backup software

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus review: Samsung's entry-level NVMe SSD is faster and cheaper

Samsung 970 EVO Plus review: Samsung's entry-level NVMe SSD is faster and cheaper

Samsung has tweaked the firmware of its 970 EVO m.2 NVMe drive, and the result is the faster, cheaper 970 EVO Plus.

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

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.

Sony goes big with 8K and hones its OLED technology

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

TCL to ship a variety of HEDphones in 2019

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.

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

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.

Hisense's dual-image TV raises eyebrows at CES

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.

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

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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