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Monday Memory Roundup

As we keep on pounding through the news, we've got a few memory reviews to share with you on this fine Monday.

Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB 2133MHz Quad Channel Kit - NikKTech --=-- Kingston HyperX Red, HyperX 3K SSD, Word on USB Drive Security - FutureLooks --=-- Exceleram Rippler ERB300A 4GB PC3-12800 CAS 6 1.65v - TechPowerUp --=-- GeIL Black Dragon DDR3-2133 8GB Quad Channel Kit - HardwareHeaven

Windows on Your iPad? Sort of.

If you love the iPad experience, but still want to run Windows on your favorite white device, InformationWeek has a look at six different ways to make this happen.  Of the most popular of course is Splashtop, but it doesn't end there.  I'll be honest though, none of these actually involve installing it on your device.  Still, there are some pretty great options to make it virtual.


Video Stuffing

If you need a new video card - or just the ability to add more monitors to your system, there are a few choices - both internal or external.  Take a look below of some of the recent reviews.


Tech Buyouts by the Numbers

The Instagram sale is pretty much what every tech site has been talking about, so why not take a look back at some other famous tech company purchases to see how the Instagram sale stacks up. Wired takes a look at how this sale compares to ones before and breaks it down into charts.

Instagram’s billion-dollar sale to Facebook raised eyebrows Monday, renewing cries of a new tech bubble. But relative to other major acquisitions, turns out it’s a pretty good deal and not the least bit inflationary.

To put the acquisition in perspective I pulled together data from a selection of 30 notable internet acquisitions over the last 10 years, from to OMGPop to see if Facebook/Instagram for $1 billion was as crazy as everyone thinks. (I left out companies without public purchase prices or user stats.)

Who will Facebook buy next?

Facebook's purchase of Instagram last week is still making the news and MarketWatch is taking a deeper look at just what might be next for Facebook's acquisition team. Chances are good Facebook isn't done buying thanks to its 845 Million users and upcoming IPO which should bring some new money into the company.

The exorbitant $1 billion price tag the social network agreed to pay on Monday for Instagram, an 18-month-old photo-sharing service, highlights how Facebook is no longer the pacesetter it once was. For Facebook to spend so much for a startup right before its mega initial public offering shows that it is no longer the hot new thing. It’s also feasible it had some competition courting Instagram.

New Google+ redesign breaks apps

Google+ recently rolled out their redesign of their social networks homepage and so far they've been getting nothing but grief over it. Today the group of people mad at them are the aApp and extension developers who are mad that it broke their products and they don't think they got fair warning that a change was coming. I guess Google now knows what Facebook goes through every time they do a redesign and people just get mad at them. VentureBeat has the story.

One of the most valuable resources for a social network looking to attract new users is a robust market of apps that extend the platform’s functionality and increase engagement. So when the redesign for Google+ broke a number of apps and extensions built for the search giant’s social network, developers cried foul, asking why Google hadn’t given them fair warning.


Instagram has been making headlines thanks to a $1 Billion dollar buyout they received from Facebook. The reaction to this announcement has been mixed to say the least. has come up with a timeline of Instagram and shows how this company went from zero to a billion in 17 months.

Track Instagram's brief but explosive history, from launch in November 2010 to its $1 billion exit to Facebook in April 2012.

One of the biggest complaints about a Facebook takeover is will Facebook change Instagram's privacy? Chance are good this will change, but MSNBC takes a closer look at this nagging topic.

People are so steamed up about Facebook's $1 billion purchase of Instagram that they are vowing to purge their smartphones of the old-timey photo sharing app.

"Facebook," "Instagram," and "uninstall" were the three words littering Twitter -- the place where everyone posts their Instagram images -- soon after news of the deal broke on Monday. 

And last but not least, NYMag takes a look at the Instagram sale and asks the question, "What happens when your favorite App sells out?"

Facebook, a company with a potential market cap worth five or six moon landings, is spending one of its many billions of dollars to buy Instagram, a tiny company dedicated to helping Thai beauty queens share photos of their fingernails. Many people have critical opinions on this subject, ranging from “this will ruin Instagram” to “$1 billion is too much.” And for many Instagram users it’s discomfiting to see a giant company they distrust purchase a tiny company they adore — like if Coldplay acquired Dirty Projectors, or a Gang of Four reunion was sponsored by Foxconn.

1366 x 768 is now the most popular resolution

In some very exciting news this week it was announced that 1366 x 768 is now the most popular screen resolution on the internet, dethroning 1024 x 768 which had long been the leader. 1366 x 768 now account for 19.3% of all internet traffic while 1024 x 768 has dropped to 18.6% (1024 x 768 was up to 42% 3 years ago). This might not be the most exciting story, but its interesting to see how higher resolution screens are finally starting to take over, TechCrunch has more details.

Screens with a 1024×768 resolution are a bit like Windows XP: there have long been better options, but they still remained the most often used screens on the web. That is, until now. According to the latest data from StatCounter, 1366×768 screens just surpassed 1024×768 as the most popular screen resolution used by the visitors to StatCounter’s global network of sites. Three years ago, 1024×768 still accounted for almost 42% of all visitors to the roughly three million sites that use StatCounter. Today, that number has fallen to 18.6% and 1366×768 screens now account for 19.28%, up from just 0.68% in May 2009.

Apple's got a virus

Apple has finally admitted that they have a bit of a virus problem on their hands and is now working on removing it and will be releasing a removal tool shortly. The "Flashback" malware has spread to approx. 500,000 systems in the past week and secretly harvests your personal information and sends it across the internet. Its nice to see that Apple is now working on it and has finally acknowledged it, more info on this latest virus can be found over at TheNextWeb.

The Flashback malware had spread to some 500,000 infected systems as of last week, by taking advantage of a security flaw in Java which had been discovered in February. The security of Mac computers at large was obviously in question, so it’s good to see Apple take decisive action, although it would have been nice to see it a bit sooner, as this was a known vulnerability.

In an attempt to shut down this botnet, Apple has also tried to shut down the security firm that announced this exploits website by saying that they were a "command and control" server. I'm sure they weren't happy that this Russian-based security firm announced the exploit publicaly, its just funny that they tried to shut them down as well. Forbes has more on this.

“They told the registrar this [domain] is involved in a malicious scheme. Which would be true if we weren’t the ones controlling it and not doing any harm to users,” says Sharov. “This seems to mean that Apple is not considering our work as a help. It’s just annoying them.”

Peripheral Bits

News is pretty light today, so we'll start off with a few peripheral bits to get things rolling.

ROCCAT Kone Plus Max Customization Laser Gaming Mouse - TweakTown --=-- Corsair Vengeance M60 Mouse - HardwareSecrets --=-- Rosewill RK-9000RE Mechanical Keyboard - Vortez --=-- Corsair Vengeance M90 Gaming Mouse - TechwareLabs

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