Mark Gibbs

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 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

Meet the newest member of the RPi family: The Raspberry Pi Zero W

Meet the newest member of the RPi family: The Raspberry Pi Zero W

The Raspberry Pi Foundation just released the latest member of the RPi family: The Raspberry Pi Zero W, which adds 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support. It also includes the CSI camera connector that was added to the revised...

Pre-crime, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and ethics

Pre-crime, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and ethics

We've tried algorithmic justice based on statistics and it's not worked well. Could artificial intelligence do better?

The Gearhead Raspberry Pindex

The Gearhead Raspberry Pindex

The Gearhead index of Raspberry Pi and Internet of Things articles

Aliens ate my laptop

Aliens ate my laptop

Why alien subatomic particles from the farthest reaches of the galaxy might ruin your day

12 steps to small business security

12 steps to small business security

If you’re a small to medium-sized business and you wing it when it comes to network management and security then it’s not a question of if you will have a disaster, it’s merely a question of when. Here are 12 steps that will, in the...

Netool network port configuration analyzer - good concept, needs polish

Netool network port configuration analyzer - good concept, needs polish

The Netool network port configuration analyzer is a good concept and potentially a terrific product but needs polish

SkyBell HD, the best video doorbell so far

SkyBell HD, the best video doorbell so far

Good video, fast startup, neat design makes the SkyBell HD the best video doorbell so far.

Nanoleaf Aurora: Smart lighting for the nerd set

Nanoleaf Aurora: Smart lighting for the nerd set

The Nanoleaf Aurora is smart lighting for the nerd set and integrates with Alexa and Siri but getting it past your non-nerd significant other might be tricky.

The LeEco Le Pro 3 Ecophone; an Android smartphone definitely worth considering

The LeEco Le Pro 3 Ecophone; an Android smartphone definitely worth considering

The LeEco Le Pro 3 Ecophone; great performance, fantastic battery life, and a very good price. It's an Android smartphone definitely worth considering.

Internet of Things Messaging, Part 3: Testing Mosquitto

Internet of Things Messaging, Part 3: Testing Mosquitto

Testing Mosquitto, an MQTT broker that's a good choice for IoT messaging

Internet of Things Messaging, Part 2: The Mosquitto MQTT broker

Internet of Things Messaging, Part 2: The Mosquitto MQTT broker

Getting the free, open source, efficient, and robust Mosquitto MQTT broker up and running

Cluster HAT, the easiest way to build a Raspberry Pi Zero cluster

Cluster HAT, the easiest way to build a Raspberry Pi Zero cluster

One Cluster HAT, four Raspberry Pi Zeros, and one controller Raspberry Pi, and for under $100 you have a working cluster.

10 amazing Raspberry Pi clusters

10 amazing Raspberry Pi clusters

In this round up we have 10 Raspberry Pi clusters ranging from tiny, four node systems all the way up to 250 nodes behemoths. These clusters are being used for everything from teaching through to simulating massive IoT networks to...

The Rosie Pattern Language, a better way to mine your data

The Rosie Pattern Language, a better way to mine your data

Goodbye regex, hello Rosie Pattern Language, a better way to mine your data.

PIXEL, the latest Raspberry Pi OS ... for x86!

PIXEL, the latest Raspberry Pi OS ... for x86!

Merry Pi-mas! Santa's got your present: PIXEL, a highly modified version of x86 Debian from the RPi Foundation that will (eventually) run on everything. You must have been good.

10 hot chatbot builders

10 hot chatbot builders

Chatbots are taking over! These platforms are where your ‘bot gets started.

10 hot Cascading Style Sheet Libraries (Collection 1)

10 hot Cascading Style Sheet Libraries (Collection 1)

Here’s our first collection of amazing CSS libraries that will take your web content to the next level.

New OS X Tools for Photographers

New OS X Tools for Photographers

The OS X apps in this review make creating the perfect photo a whole lot easier

The Ring Stick Up Cam. Don't bother.

The Ring Stick Up Cam. Don't bother.

Ring's new Stick Up Cam isn't worth buying and technical and support problems with the original Ring doorbell have led me to downgrade the doorbell's original rating

Nerd Alert! You need a Christmas tree for your car!

Nerd Alert! You need a Christmas tree for your car!

The Christmas Car Tree is exactly what you might think: A Christmas Tree for your car,

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