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

QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome

The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

There's one low-cost platform that will delight everyone who wants to do some serious quadcopter hacking: The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter developed by Bitcraze. It's amazing not just in its design, specification, and performance but for...

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

How does your desk compare?

What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

Hopefully you've enabled Google Two Factor Verification but even if a hacker doesn't steal your account, other things can go wrong and then poof! No more Gmail for you. You can do something about this and the answer is simple; backup...

GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot is a powerful SMTP and POP3 Windows utility that can perform sophisticated email filtering, modification, and routing tasks at an incredibly low price.

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

Every day you come across Web sites that are just plain wrong. Either they’re over-designed with way too much going on or they look like someone built the site with their eyes closed. And even if they’re well-designed there are...

Illustris: The most amazing (and biggest) computer simulation of the universe so far

Illustris: The most amazing (and biggest) computer simulation of the universe so far

The Illustris simulation represents an unprecedented combination of high resolution, total volume, and physical fidelity … The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the...

How-to: Automate image editing with GIMP

How-to: Automate image editing with GIMP

I needed to remove the white background from several hundred images in PNG format and replace it with transparency. I know you can automate Photoshop but that’s like getting into a Sherman tank to go shopping at your local...

Amy, your personal AI-driven scheduling assistant (and I have accounts to give away!)

Amy, your personal AI-driven scheduling assistant (and I have accounts to give away!)

Scheduling meetings is a pain but x.ai's artificially intelligent assistant "Amy" makes it painless by interacting through email just as a human assistant would

Why there will always be leaked celeb nude photos

Why there will always be leaked celeb nude photos

Last week's leak of nude celeb pics from hacked iCloud accounts isn't surprising

Wally: A high-tech networked water leak detection system

Wally: A high-tech networked water leak detection system

The Wally system is a wireless sensor network that effectively addresses the problem of detecting water damage from broken or leaking pipes at a very reasonable price.

Is Wi-Fi killing us...slowly?

Is Wi-Fi killing us...slowly?

What would it take to get you to stop using cellphones and Wi-Fi completely? How about the threat of cancer against children?

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