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

7 tips for speeding up OS X Yosemite (and a last resort if they don’t work)

10 Chrome extensions for developers

10 Chrome extensions for developers

Google Chrome needs a little polish and enhancement to really work with us instead of just for us.

The 12 gifts of Techmas

The 12 gifts of Techmas

12 gifts that any geek worth his salted hash would not just love but cherish.

PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control

PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control

A new startup, PixiePath, plans to become the flight control of the drone world by offering what the company calls a “Drone Fleet Orchestration Platform”. They address drone operators looking for drone fleet support, systems...

7 Chrome developer extensions I can't live without

7 Chrome developer extensions I can't live without

Over the six years since Chrome’s launch I’ve tested literally hundreds of extensions for Google's Chrome browser and there are a handful of development-oriented add-ons that I now find I can’t live without …

Sites that don't like Chrome for no obvious reason

Sites that don't like Chrome for no obvious reason

For reasons I can't fathom, certain sites don’t seem to work with Google’s Chrome browser. I find this extraordinary and the site that annoys me most when it comes to not working properly with Chrome is Wells Fargo.

CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

You can use the CuBox-i4Pro as an Android machine, a general purpose Linux host with or without external storage, or run the open source media player XBMC. As a platform for OEM projects the CuBox-i4Pro is a clean, elegant, and...

"Reply All," "Startup," and TAL: Podcasts you need to hear ...

As a technical, well-informed Internet user you should be listening to the podcast Reply All, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman and published by the newly-founded startup, Gimlet Media. Gimlet Media is CEO’ed by Alex Blumberg, an...

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

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

A3, a new container- and VM-based system promises to not only detect but also fix malware and hacking attacks

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.

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