Jon L. JacobiFreelance contributor, PCWorld

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Dash cam reviews: 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.

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Papago GoSafe S810 dash cam review: It nails video, but lacks a battery and integrated GPS

The GoSafe S810 offers great day, night, and low-light 1080p captures to the front, and 720p to the rear. But there are a lot of wires, GPS is a rather pricey option, and the tandem won't run at all without 12-volt power.

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HyperX Fury RGB 2.5-inch SATA SSD review: Furious reads, pretty lights, lethargic long writes

The HyperX Fury RGB balances sturdy design and pretty lights with a tendency to get bogged down when writing large amounts of data.

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HyperX Savage EXO SSD: A small portable drive that's great for small jobs

With an evocative name like Savage EXO we were expecting great performance from this super-portable USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) SSD. We got it—with small amounts of data. a

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Vizio P65-F1 4K UHD TV review: Vizio's P-Series deliver good brightness and HDR, but image glitches remain

This smart TV shines with HDR, but Vizio's new array backlighting is more prone to artifacts and there are holdover processing glitches from last year.

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Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound and nostalgic design

You'll pay extra for the branding, but this is a strong and well-designed speaker, even it it isn't built by the company famous for its "Marshall stack."

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Vantrue OnDash N1 Pro dash cam review: A little gem of a basic dash cam

The Vantrue OnDash N1 Pro surprised us by taking good video in day, night, and low-light conditions and just nailing it in terms of usability and small form factor.

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CrashPlan alternatives: What home users can do, from staying put to exploring other services

CrashPlan is ending its home-user service on October 23, 2018. Options include upgrading to CrashPlan's business tier, or seeking alternative services. We'll walk you through the choices.

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IronWolf Pro 14TB Hard Drive review: Seagate's best gets more capacity and speed

With vibration compensation for reliable operation tightly packed with other hard drives, the Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB is great for NAS and servers. It's also Seagate's fastest and vastest hard drive to date.

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Garmin Dash Cam 45 review: Compact, clever and Wi-Fi-enabled, but average video at best

The Dash Cam 45 is Garmin's most affordable camera, but its video quality can be subpar, night captures could use more detail, and image stabilization on rough roads was an issue.

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Garmin Dash Cam 65W review: State-of-the-art features in a compact design

The Dash Cam 65W boasts every modern feature in a super-compact with a unique magnetic mount. The video is very good, though being 180-degree, it does fish-eye a bit.

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Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14TB review: Pushing the hard drive limits yet again

The Seagate Barracuda now tops out at 14TB and 260MBps. It's a hair slower than the company's IronWolf Pro, but a bit cheaper, with the same warranty and data recovery service.

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Hisense H9E Plus 4K UHD TV review: Smooth action and good color, but it's not overly bright

The H9E Plus is the most affordable 120Hz TV we've seen, and the extra 60Hz do make for about the smoothest motion in its class. But HDR still doesn't pop as with some similarly-priced models.

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Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD: Classy, practical, and speedy USB 3.1 Gen 2 storage

Sandisk's Extreme SSD is as classy and practical as it gets in portable storage, with a ruggedized, but thin and handsome design. It's also fast, though not quite on a par with Samsung's T5.

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Samsung and LG are bringing 8K smart TVs to market

Samsung and LG both announced 8K TVs at IFA; Samsung the 85-inch Q900 with picture tweaks and a database of upscaling templates, and LG an 88-inch OLED

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