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

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 3

Eero, my Wi-Fi hero

Eero, my Wi-Fi hero

Tired a patchy Wi-Fi coverage in your home or office? eero is the answer.

Down with idiotic disclaimer footers and dumb surveys!

Down with idiotic disclaimer footers and dumb surveys!

You can put whatever legalese you please in your email footer but it won't do you any good. And your endless surveys? Stop already!

What to do when Verizon won't close your email account

What to do when Verizon won't close your email account

A year ago I wrote about Verizon's awful email service and apparently it's not got any better. A reader asks what to do because Verizon won't close his email account.

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 2

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 2

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered dog bark monitor

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 1

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 1

My dog stands (sits) accused of barking too much so I'm using a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to monitor his behavior.

The discerning nerd's guide to Raspberry Pi hardware (2016 mid-year edition)

The discerning nerd's guide to Raspberry Pi hardware (2016 mid-year edition)

If you don't know your Model A from your Zero from your generation 3 Model B, this is the guide for you.

IoT Engineering Tip: Simplifying SSH Host ECDSA Key Checking

IoT Engineering Tip: Simplifying SSH Host ECDSA Key Checking

If you keep wiping and re-installing the operating system on IoT devices such as Raspberry Pis, SSH will get cranky because the board's public key will change

Machine learning and forgery

Machine learning and forgery

A new algorithm from University College London researchers creates forged handwritten text that never was

Microduino mCookie; a platform for experimenting with the Internet of Things. Great idea but ...

Microduino mCookie; a platform for experimenting with the Internet of Things. Great idea but ...

Microduino mCookie; an experimental and educational platform for the Internet of Things. The hardware is great, the pricing is good, but the devil, as always, is in the documentation.

Bigfoot data: Disney patent to track visitors by their shoes

Bigfoot data: Disney patent to track visitors by their shoes

Disney plans to track you by your shoes ... and "The Happiest Place on Earth" might become "The Safest Place on Earth"

Initial State, powerful data capture and analytics for your IoT infrastructure

Initial State, powerful data capture and analytics for your IoT infrastructure

Just managing your IoT devices isn't enough; to get value from your investment in Raspberry Pi-, Arduino-, and Beaglebone Black-based IoT devices you need to capture the data they generate and slice and dice it. Initial State has the...

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