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

A3, Advanced Adaptive Applications: The end of server malware and hacking?

Forget your robot overlords: Watch out for Lethal Autonomous Systems that make mistakes

Forget your robot overlords: Watch out for Lethal Autonomous Systems that make mistakes

A new paper on artifically intelligent Lethal Autonomous Systems examines the possibility of them making mistakes and concludes they will and that the ethical and moral dangers of LASs are significant

Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

A new service, Spliddit, handles three specific fair division or "cake cutting" problems: Splitting rent, dividing goods, and sharing credit. It's based on serious mathematics but it still won't help you figure out how much each...

App  o’ the week: Simplenote makes keeping and sharing lists easy (and free)

App o’ the week: Simplenote makes keeping and sharing lists easy (and free)

Simplenote, a program for making and sharing lists, is available as a free app for iOS, Android, OS X, and Kindle (but not for Windows) and can be accessed from the Web.

Net Neutrality: It's regulation for the public good, not government takeover

Net Neutrality: It's regulation for the public good, not government takeover

#Net_Neutrality doesn’t mean that the government is taking over anything. When something becomes as crucial to the economic health of our culture as the #Internet has, it has moved from being a nice thing to have (like satellite TV)...

Nexia Home Intelligence: One of the best premises automation systems

Nexia Home Intelligence: One of the best premises automation systems

Over the last few months I’ve been testing Nexia Home Intelligence, a premises automation solution sold by Ingersoll Rand which also owns a number of other well-known brands including Schlage, Trane, and American Standard. Given...

The SWAMP: How to avoid the coming software armageddon

The SWAMP: How to avoid the coming software armageddon

It's not a question of if your applications and Web applications will be attacked but when and how much have you "hardened" your apps through assurance testing. The SWAMP, sponsored by the DHS, provides a large suite of hosted testing...

Ghost could scare off WordPress as the top blogging platform

Ghost could scare off WordPress as the top blogging platform

Ghost, a free, open source, fast, sleek, blogging platform based on Node.js

Why Big Data and analytics should care about my burning waterskis

Why Big Data and analytics should care about my burning waterskis

How you code data in your Big Data project has consequences, just take a look at ICD-10 which codes for things that will amaze you!

Mojio: Big Data on vehicles plus a open platform equals easy IoT analytic apps

Mojio: Big Data on vehicles plus a open platform equals easy IoT analytic apps

Mojio offers a device that plugs into the On Board Diagnostic II (ODB) connector and includes GPS and an accelerometer. It sends vehicle performance and location data to Mojio’s platform via AT&T’s 3G network in the US and the Telus...

Ten operating systems for the Raspberry Pi

Ten operating systems for the Raspberry Pi

The OSes the Raspberry Pi can run will amaze you!

goTenna: Give your smartphone long range messaging even if there's no cell service!

goTenna: Give your smartphone long range messaging even if there's no cell service!

goTenna works with your smartphone and turns it into what amounts to a CB radio. This means that even when you have no cell service you'll be able to send and receive messages and location data to and from other people equipped with...

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