Garmin enhances the already impressive capabilities of its super-slim dash cams with phone connectivity and cloud uploads.
Vizio makes incremental improvements to its smart TV lineup, beefing up processing power and offering FreeSync support and 120Hz refresh rates at the top end.
This entry-level 4K UHD TV has some positive attributes, including Vizio's excellent SmartCast user interface and an easy-to-use voice remote, but its image is mediocre at best.
The Enhanced Audio Return channel delivers higher-quality movie soundtracks and music, too—and you won't need a new cable. What's not to like?
The Viofo A139 3CH 3-channel camera is unique for its discrete interior camera (most are integrated with the front camera). It's versatile for placement, but it adds another cable.
Cyberlink's industry-leading PowerDVD 20 movie disc/video player adds cloud sharing and streaming to the mix. Not to mention a super-handy resume-from-last-position function.
Hisense's U8G is a nice improvement over the H series, including a 120Hz refresh rate. Picture quality and HDR performance are top-notch, although its blacks can't match those of pricier mini-LED sets.
Samsung's QN90A Neo QLED TV marries mini-LED backlighting and quantum dots to produce the company's most vivid 4K UHD image yet.
The Livedrive online backup service inspires confidence with its flawless install and performance, as well as its clean, no-nonsense interface. It is a bit pricey however.
Backblaze is an online backup service that uses a shotgun approach, backing up everything important unless you tell it not to. It's cheap, easy, and a good choice for those who don't necessarily know where everything is that needs to be backed up.
Crucial's BX500 SATA SSD provides a lot of storage for the price and excellent everyday performance.
Newly added FireTV, Apple TV, and cloud versions of PowerPlayer let you stream and share your movies via Cyberlink's Cloud service with anyone on nearly any device. PowerDVD 21 itself offers only mild improvements.
iDrive offers online storage, sharing, backup, and more. Unless you want the functionality of an office suite, online services don't get any more comprehensive.
We review the best cloud backup services so you can find the right solution for keeping a safe, offsite copy of your data should disaster strike.
Carbonite's online backup service uses Windows' own File Explorer for data selection, while cleverly altered icons relay the backup status of individual files and folders. It's simple, effective, and elegant.
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