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

Tools you need: W3 Schools color libraries and Bootstrap Studio for Web building

Tools you need: W3 Schools color libraries and Bootstrap Studio for Web building

Color libraries and an integrated development environment for Bootstrap will make engineering your Web content a whole lot easier.

Alexa Voice Service, a singing fish, and the FABRIQ speaker

Alexa Voice Service, a singing fish, and the FABRIQ speaker

Lots of devices are getting Alexa Voice Service added; some you'd expect, such as the FABRIQ speaker, others, such as a hacked Big Mouth Billy Bass, not so much.

Putting Alexa on a Raspberry Pi

Putting Alexa on a Raspberry Pi

Amazon's Alexa Voice Service can be implemented on a Raspberry Pi and now, with support for "wake word" engines, you can build your own Echo-like system ... a PiCho? A PEcho?

It's time to rein in social media services

It's time to rein in social media services

It's time to rein in social media services. For the good of our culture and our political process, social media has to be banned from interfering with what should be free speech.

Float Shelf: An elegant way for Apple users to clean up their desktops

Float Shelf: An elegant way for Apple users to clean up their desktops

Prism's Float Shelf is a simple, elegant add-on for your iMac or Apple Display

dweet.io: A simple, effective messaging service for the Internet of Things

dweet.io: A simple, effective messaging service for the Internet of Things

dweet.io requires a minimum of fuss to setup and run which means that developing a messaging infrastructure for IoT systems is quick, cheap, and easy

Freeboard, web dashboards made easy

Freeboard, web dashboards made easy

If you've been looking for a simple, low cost web dashboard for your Internet of Things, Web app, or network monitoring, Freeboard is a great solution

What's in a Raspberry Pi name? How to rename your RPi under Raspbian

What's in a Raspberry Pi name? How to rename your RPi under Raspbian

How to rename your RPi under Raspbian

Using the Raspberry Pi to thwart the creepy clown menace

Using the Raspberry Pi to thwart the creepy clown menace

Using a Raspberry Pi, computer vision, and a neural network to thwart the creepy clown menace

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 4

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 4

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 4. In the last part of this series, we started recording sound and saving it in files; now we need to get those samples off the RPi so we can analyze them.

LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

LXLE: A fast, stripped down Linux distro designed to give new life to old hardware.

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 3

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 3

Capturing sound from a microphone on a Raspberry Pi isn't simple and which microphone you use will have a huge impact on the quality

Eero, my Wi-Fi hero

Eero, my Wi-Fi hero

Tired a patchy Wi-Fi coverage in your home or office? eero is the answer.

Down with idiotic disclaimer footers and dumb surveys!

Down with idiotic disclaimer footers and dumb surveys!

You can put whatever legalese you please in your email footer but it won't do you any good. And your endless surveys? Stop already!

What to do when Verizon won't close your email account

What to do when Verizon won't close your email account

A year ago I wrote about Verizon's awful email service and apparently it's not got any better. A reader asks what to do because Verizon won't close his email account.

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 2

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 2

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered dog bark monitor

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 1

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 1

My dog stands (sits) accused of barking too much so I'm using a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to monitor his behavior.

IoT Engineering Tip: Simplifying SSH Host ECDSA Key Checking

IoT Engineering Tip: Simplifying SSH Host ECDSA Key Checking

If you keep wiping and re-installing the operating system on IoT devices such as Raspberry Pis, SSH will get cranky because the board's public key will change

Machine learning and forgery

Machine learning and forgery

A new algorithm from University College London researchers creates forged handwritten text that never was

Microduino mCookie; a platform for experimenting with the Internet of Things. Great idea but ...

Microduino mCookie; a platform for experimenting with the Internet of Things. Great idea but ...

Microduino mCookie; an experimental and educational platform for the Internet of Things. The hardware is great, the pricing is good, but the devil, as always, is in the documentation.

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