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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review
AVG AntiVirus 2015 Review
Dying Light Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance
GIGABYTE GB-BXi7H-5500 Broadwell BRIX Review
Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 3G
Kingston DDR4 hits 4351MHz
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review
Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review
Pipo X7 Review
Sony HDR-AZ1VR Review



Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Tablet Review

While we were a bit skeptical at first mostly driven by the sale price of the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 tablet, our impression has changed quite dramatically after using the tablet extensively on a two-week period.

Read full article @ Madshrimps

AVG AntiVirus 2015 Review

AVG has been on the PC antivirus scene for a long time, and has traditionally been the go-to free antivirus program for ages. Competitors now offer excellent alternatives, but AVG has kept up with the times. We tested AVG AntiVirus 2015 on a Windows 8.1 PC. This entry level security suite covers day-to-day virus scans, malware detection, and web protection for $39.99/year. For an extra $15/year you can get anti-phishing and enhanced firewall through AVG Internet Security 2015. A full feature comparison is available at AVG's site.

Read full article @ Windows Central

Dying Light Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance

Dying Light takes place in an expansive urban environment where players navigate using free running 'parkour' mechanics while scavenge for supplies to craft weapons and defend against the city's growing infected population. It's the first game built with the Chrome Engine 6, which is a proprietary 3D game engine developed by Techland that was first used over 10 years ago in Speedway Grand Prix and sci-fi shooter Chrome.

Read full article @ Techspot

GIGABYTE GB-BXi7H-5500 Broadwell BRIX Review

Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Intels NUC and GIGABYTEs BRIX are the most popular lineups in this category. Intels 14nm Broadwell family was introduced into the market with the fanless Core M-based systems. The excellent performance of units based on Core-M has evoked interest in the performance of the upcoming NUC and BRIX units based on Broadwell-U. Intel is taking its time bringing the NUCs to market after officially announcing them at CES 2015. However, GIGABYTE sent over their premium Broadwell BRIX s SKU, the GB-BXi7H-5500, earlier this week. Read on to see what Broadwell-U brings to the UCFF PC market.

Read full article @ Anandtech

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 3G

Data security is an ever increasing concern yet many people consider a thumb drive “secure enough”, at least until it’s lost. Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 offers Password protection, 256-bit AES encryption and requires a re-format on the drive after 10 failed password attempts. Need that crucial data safe but easily accessible Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ 3G will provide safe storage and piece of mind.

Read full article @ Bjorn3D

Kingston DDR4 hits 4351MHz

Don’t try this at homeKingston’s new HyperX Predator DDR4 modules have set a new memory speed record thanks to Toppc.

The overclocker pushed the memory to a whopping 4351MHz in single-channel mode, more than double the 2133MHz stock clock. TweakTown reports that it is still unclear what sort of cooling was used, but LN2 is a possibility. The rest of the system included an MSI X99S XPOWER board and a Core i7-5960X processor, working at just 1631MHz in single-core mode, sans HT.The CPU tweaks and the fact that a single memory module were used suggest the insane clock would be impossible to replicate in a real world scenario, but at least the potential is there.

Read full article @ Fudzilla

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review

Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen. You can go out and buy one for $20 or shell out a few hundred. What Kingston had done with their original HyperX Cloud last year was that they created a quality headset for a value price. Now, they have built upon its success and have released the HyperX Cloud II. It offers plenty of features such as a removable microphone, inline sound card with virtual 7.1 surround sound, and cross platform compatibility for a low price of $99.99

Read full article @ TechnologyX

Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler Review

Smaller form factor systems keep on becoming more popular. With more and more full-featured smaller motherboards coming out many people are ditching their larger towers for these smaller form factor systems. With a small form factor system you only have a certain amount of space though. This is where the new Noctua NH-U9S comes in. Compared to other larger Noctua coolers that we have tested the NH-U9S has a smaller 95×95 mm footprint so it clears RAM and PCI-Express slots on most Intel and AMD motherboards, including mini-ITX motherboards. The cooler has a height of only 125 mm as well so it makes it very versatile in fitting inside smaller cases. We know Noctua for great performing CPU cooler, will this smaller cooler fit in the same category? Read on as we find out!

Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Pipo X7 Review

We first encountered the Pipo brand when we reviewed the W2 a few months ago. The tablet left us with a good impression of the China-based company, especially when it came to value for money.So much so that we've asked for another device from them, the X7, which promises to hit the right notes as well.The X7 is essentially a mini computer that utilises the same kind of hardware you'd expect to see on a tablet, an entry-level laptop or smartphone. This one doesn't have any baseband hardware, cameras, display or battery, which means that it should be significantly more affordable.DesignInstead, everything is neatly packed in what looks like a sleek aluminium enclosure that also doubles as a giant heat sink with plenty of vents on the sides and underneath. Other than Pipo's logo/labels, there's nothing; no Intel Inside, Windows 8.1 or Office 365 stickers.This machine is tiny at 188 x 129 x 25.6mm (W x H x D, 7.4 x 5 x 1-inch) and light (440g, just under a pound) though. When we took it apart, we found that there was plenty of space inside, which is ideal to keep things cool and prevent the processor from throttling.We were sent the grey model but a black one is also on sale.

Read full article @ Techradar

Sony HDR-AZ1VR Review

The AZ1VR is really neat and simple to use. You fix the camera to your helmet (or handlebars, or surfboard), strap the remote to your wrist, make a few camera set-up adjustments, hit Record… and go!

Read full article @ Techradar