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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Lockheed Martin's CFR: A hot fusion breakthrough for power generation

Lockheed Martin's CFR: A hot fusion breakthrough for power generation

Lockheed Martin announced today that the company has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion and predicts that they’ll have a 100 megawatt power plant that will fit on the back of a truck within a decade.

ProduKey: Answers

ProduKey: Answers "what's my @#$% Microsoft key?" (but not in Klingon)

Finding Microsoft Product keys at short notice is usually a complete and utter pain but it's even worse when you really need a key and you've misplaced the paperwork ...

Dronecode: A home for drones

Dronecode: A home for drones

The drone world could have become a fragmented market of proprietary systems but Dronecode promises to deliver sophisticated, free, open source platforms

TCP Connected Lighting: Almost the future of

TCP Connected Lighting: Almost the future of "smart" lighting

“Smart” lighting is, undoubtedly, the way of the future. It’s based on the idea that lighting should be optimized for power use and effectiveness as well as being customizable for aesthetic purposes. The TCP Connected Lighting System...

Better know an OS: Linux Mint 17.1

Better know an OS: Linux Mint 17.1 "Qiana"

If you’re looking for an elegant, high-performance, easy-to-use, highly functional, stable, and maintainable desktop Linux that is a real alternative to Windows and perhaps the most user-friendly distribution available, Linux Mint 17...

Turning the Tabü LED bulb into an open system and bringing it into the IoT

Turning the Tabü LED bulb into an open system and bringing it into the IoT

The Tabü LED bulbs are clever and very flexible but only over BLE from a smartphone app. Anne van Rosum figured out how to make this closed product open. Tabü should be grateful because Rossum may have given them an entry into the...

Could ultra-cheap, clean energy be just around the corner? The return of Rossi and the E-Cat

Could ultra-cheap, clean energy be just around the corner? The return of Rossi and the E-Cat

We may be on the verge of a revolution in power generation. Again. A paper published by an independent groups of scientists details the results of a new test of Andrea Rossi’s latest version of his company’s E-Cat technology and the...

Disk images and free disk imaging utilities

Disk images and free disk imaging utilities

Disk imaging is useful for archiving, backing up, duplicating, and restoring systems and can be used to create virtual machines from physical machines and vice versa. Gibbs discusses the concepts and recommends a selection of free...

Hummingboard: Giving Raspberry Pi a run for less money

Hummingboard: Giving Raspberry Pi a run for less money

SolidRun’s Hummingboard is a cheap, single board computer that runs Androdi, Debian Linux, and other distros out of the box.

Better Know an OS: Debian GNU/Linux

Better Know an OS: Debian GNU/Linux

What is Debian GNU/Linux, what does it run on, and how good is it?

Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network

Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network

MIT's Immersion is a browser-based service that connects to your email account on Gmail, MS Exchange, or Yahoo and, after grabbing your metadata, graphs your connections. It can show you who have been the top connections over your...

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