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

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Misfit Shine: The best fitness tracker

Misfit Shine: The best fitness tracker

With the explosion of digital health monitoring products, the “quantified self” movement has moved away from its bio-hacker roots into the mainstream and Apple’s recent release of Health with iOS 8 underlined this change. The Misfit...

GogglePal: Augmented reality and heads-up meets the snow

GogglePal: Augmented reality and heads-up meets the snow

It seems like every sport is in the process of getting a high-tech digital makeover and snow sports are no exception. For example, a 3-day old Kickstarter campaign by GogglePal for an augmented reality (AR) heads up display (HUD) that...

Linux in the Air: Drone systems go open-source

Linux in the Air: Drone systems go open-source

Ten drone systems that use Linux.

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...

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