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

Wally: A high-tech networked water leak detection system

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?...

Freeware: Febooti Hash & CRC verification utility.

Freeware: Febooti Hash & CRC verification utility.

Making sure what you download is what you think it is requires the publisher to publish a hash or checksum for each files and a tool to do the verification. Febooti has an answer and it's freeware....

Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

You can spend a lot of money on earbuds but Zipbuds, currently a Kickstarter campaign, not only sound good, they're well-designed, and remarkably low-cost and great for travel...

Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

If you've got too many browser tabs open and it's hard to find the one you want why not make the Web content into OS X apps?...

Get a handle on repetitive tasks with Febooti Automation Workshop for Windows

Get a handle on repetitive tasks with Febooti Automation Workshop for Windows

Repetitive systems tasks can suck away your time if done by hand and your patience if you try to perform task automation with scripting or (yech) batch files. On Windows, Febooti's Automation Workshop is a great answer....

Update on my Amazon Fire Phone review

Update on my Amazon Fire Phone review

After my review of the Amazon Fire Phone, Amazon's PR People got in touch ...

Installing Ubuntu on an old netbook with hair tearing and profanity

Installing Ubuntu on an old netbook with hair tearing and profanity

Installing Ubuntu from a USB drive on an older machine is easy if you have one key bit of information ...

Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

You want a small, very cheap, and cheerful Bluetooth speaker that, for its price, has reasonably good sound? Check out the SSSSSpeaker from aiiia....

Amazon Fire Phone: Nice but nothing to get fired up about

Amazon Fire Phone: Nice but nothing to get fired up about

Amazon's Fire Phone is really nice but when you weigh up the pros and cons it’s just another smartphone with less brand recognition and no outstanding edge over the competition. ...

How to get your Google contacts back

How to get your Google contacts back

Lost your Google contacts? Have they disappeared, vanished with nary a trace? Before you start drinking heavily, here's how to get 'em back ...

Bluedriver: Vehicle data capture for geeks

Bluedriver: Vehicle data capture for geeks

If your car was made in 1996 or later it has an OBD-II connector and with Bluedriver, you can slice and dice its performance and problems and with Bluedriver's data sharing feature you're adding your vehicle to the IoT....

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