Jon L. Jacobi

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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

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players

Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers
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Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers

If you're a gamer as well as a home theater enthusiasts, Microsoft's game console is also an exceptionally good Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

How to use MAME emulator to cure computer game nostalgia

How to use MAME emulator to cure computer game nostalgia

MAME is the name that matters for arcade game and PC emulators. Its aim is to preserve the PC and gaming past—and let you enjoy them once again.

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 review: It's a lean, clean small-profile gaming machine

Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 review: It's a lean, clean small-profile gaming machine

Not every gaming machine has have more flashing lights than Las Vegas or be taller than an 8-year-old.

Micro Express Microflex 20B review: This PC targets power users at work, but it games well, too

Micro Express Microflex 20B review: This PC targets power users at work, but it games well, too

The Microflex 20B is affordable, roomy, and fast. But opt for the the Core i7-59xx rather than the Core i7-5820K CPU we tested, which limits SLI setups.

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