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World map of top social networks shows just five left, Facebook dominates 127 out of 137 countries

Every June and December, social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza updates his “world map of social networks” to show what the most popular service is in every country around the world. The latest update, for December 2012, reveals that we’re down to just five top social networks, and that Facebook now dominates 127 of the 137 countries worldwide tracked by Alexa.
With over 1 billion monthly active users, more than 600 million of which are mobile, it’s not surprising that Facebook has retained its number one spot. If anything, the service has all but ran out of countries to conquer: it now faces the tough battle of unseating very popular local competitors in countries where governments block the site.

Nevertheless, Facebook’s continued dominance is mainly thanks to growth in Asia where it has some 278 million users, according to the Facebook Ads Platform, recently surpassing Europe’s 251 million as the largest continent on the site. North America has 243 million users, South America has …

Remote GPS Tracking

The project presented here has come a long way already before becoming a kickstarter project. We developed the tracker for a pilot project at a company that was specifically looking for simplicity (both hardware and software wise), ease of use and cost while also being able to be manufactured in non-optimal conditions: even soldered and assembled by hand with minimal training or older equipment. These goals were met within the pilot project; prototypes were produced on a small scale and the project was an overall success.
Remote GPS Tracking - [Link]

Open GPS Tracker
Build a vehicle tracker on the cheap
Open Hardware Needs a SourceForge of its Own by Mach 30 @ Kickstarter
UberTracker – Real-time GPS tracking unit
Complete GPS receiver module for under $3





via Electronics-Lab.com Blog http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=20907

TI Launches RTOS for Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments has developed a new, free real-time operating system (RTOS) based on a pre-emptive multithreading kernel, which will run on the full portfolio of TI microcontrollers, including dual core devices. TI-RTOS includes a deterministic, real-time multitasking kernel (SYS/BIOS) with a TCP/IP stack, including network applications, USB, EMAC, MMC/SD host and device stacks and class drivers, FAT-compatible file system fully integrated with C RTS file I/O functions and Ethernet, USB, UART, I²C and SD device drivers. It also supports low overhead core-to-core communication mechanism for dual-core devices. [via]
TI Launches RTOS for Microcontrollers - [Link]

FreeRTOS on STM32
SolderCore CPU with Interactive and Internet-enabled CoreBASIC Interpreter
Procyon – 80 MHz ARM Cortex M3 with SDRAM, Ethernet, SD, USB
element14 knode Now Offers Micrium’s uC/OS-III Real-Time Kernel Source Code
SAM3 family – NEW 32-bit ARM Microcontroller





via Electronics-Lab.com Blog http://www.electronics-lab.com/…

Showcase Of Creative Remakes Of The World Map

Creativity does not have any limits; it can go as wild as possible yet as imaginative as possible. Here, we have put together some of creative remakes of the World Map by the most creative and artistic designers. These remakes of the World Map are created with excellent imagination; some of them also use some uncommon art material to make the World Map stands out. While some others are no less creative yet still present the World Map in an interesting way. On the other hand, some remakes of the World Map only highlight some goods and services, some global historical event/time or make certain political statements.
Here is the complete list. Enjoy and do share your opinions about this compilation with the rest of the world. You can also share this post on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
World Map

The World in A Drop of Water

World Map

Typographic World Map Night

Doctors of the World, Netherlands

Religions world map

The Internet’s “Black holes”

World Flags Inside Candies

Abeir-Toril

Caricature…