Mark Gibbs

Contributing Editor

Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many businesses and he has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at http://gibbs.com/mgbio

Linux in the Air: Drone systems go open-source

Indoor Atlas: Smartphones can navigate inside buildings using magnetic fields

Indoor Atlas: Smartphones can navigate inside buildings using magnetic fields

Once you’re inside a building and there’s no GPS signal WiFi geolocation might give you a rough fix but usually you’re “off the grid.” But knowing where you are inside a structure can be crucial in large factories or office buildings....

Wordfence plugin secures WordPress sites; solves job from hell

Wordfence plugin secures WordPress sites; solves job from hell

The Wordfence plugin not only provides malware and firewall facilities for WordPress installations, it’s also a sophisticated password auditing subsystem.

Spaced out tech auction: 8 vintage space items go on the block

Spaced out tech auction: 8 vintage space items go on the block

Incredible space memorabilia that will make you geek out!

How to avoid getting hacked due to vulnerable WordPress plugins

How to avoid getting hacked due to vulnerable WordPress plugins

If you’re running a WordPress site and given the number of potentially show-stopping problems that exist, get fixed, and are replaced with new problems that are just as bad then you need to be on top of what plugins you’re using and...

Griffin 20 pumps up the digital volume

Griffin 20 pumps up the digital volume

Griffin's Twenty is great looking digital audio amplifier with a 20 watt per channel output and you can switch the input from its S/PDIF optical port to Bluetooth streaming.

Bacony goodness + math + 3D printing = an inedible endless Bacon Möbius strip

Bacony goodness + math + 3D printing = an inedible endless Bacon Möbius strip

If you take a strip of bacon and twist one end through 180 degrees then join the two ends you get a piece of bacon with only one side, a Bacon Möbius strip. Cool. But it won't keep so, to memorialize this mathematical wonder, why not...

Here be cables (and monsters)

Here be cables (and monsters)

I bet you’ve been wondering just where the myriad submarine communications cables are and about all sorts of other really geeky stuff about them. Fear not! A company by the name of Telegeography has your back … or rather your map.

Power up, baby! Cyntur JumpStart Mini: A monster backup battery in a tiny package

Power up, baby! Cyntur JumpStart Mini: A monster backup battery in a tiny package

The market for portable battery packs to keep your digital life going on the road has become a huge business over the last couple of years and I just got my hands on one of the more versatile and powerful products in this market: The...

Meteor: An amazing free, open source Web app platform you have to try

Meteor: An amazing free, open source Web app platform you have to try

The new Web apps hotness ... Meteor. You code in JavaScript on both the client- and the server-side, it's real-time even for implementing code updates for running apps, it’s based on Node.js, it’s open source, secure, fast, and...

Not a joke: A car dealer, Chevrolet, and Sprint walk into my inbox ...

Not a joke: A car dealer, Chevrolet, and Sprint walk into my inbox ...

Here we are, decades into the Internet revolution, and businesses large and small are still "alternately clued" about email, opt-in, and online sales funnels

Yepzon: Tracking your stuff in the real world has just become affordable

Yepzon: Tracking your stuff in the real world has just become affordable

Keeping track of your stuff is hard enough when it’s in your office or your home but when it’s running around in the real world and you want to track it in real time it’s next to impossible, at least, next to impossible at a...

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