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

Seven Linux apps that will change how you work

Is WordPress al je tijd en moeite wel waard?

Een kijkje naar alternatieven en WordPress-plugins om sites te beschermen.

Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

A new service, Spliddit, handles three specific fair division or "cake cutting" problems: Splitting rent, dividing goods, and sharing credit. It's based on serious mathematics but it still won't help you figure out how much each...

Update on my Amazon Fire Phone review

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

Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

The people at a company called aiia (their Web site loads insanely slowly) out of the Ukraine pitched me the SSSSSpeaker (yes, that's how they spell it, it's not a a typo), billed as the world's smallest Bluetooth speaker, and sent me...

Bluedriver: Vehicle data capture for geeks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Automatic, a dongle that plugs into your car's OBD-II connector and sends data about your car's performance and your driving via Bluetooth LE to an app on your iOS or Android smartphone.

Bluedriver: Vehicle data capture for geeks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Automatic, a dongle that plugs into your car's OBD-II connector and sends data about your car's performance and your driving via Bluetooth LE to an app on your iOS or Android smartphone.

RoboBees to save US agriculture ... in about 20 years

If there are no bees left what will save agriculture? Robots, of course!

Nova: Bluetooth flash for iPhone

There are many times when your iPhone camera flash just isn't up for the job. Either you need light from a different angle (ever notice how phone-based flashes tend to wash out the subject?) or you need a warmer or cooler flash than...

Historical computing: The launch of the IBM System/360

In 1964 IBM announced one of the most famous mainframes ever, the IBM System/360 which, on the low end versions ran at 0.0018 to 0.034 MIPS. For the time, that was serious performance ... in comparison, the iMac I'm writing this on...

And there's something else wrong with Comcast's Xfinity customer-based Wi-Fi hotspot plan ...

A blog post by Speedify reveals that Comcast's plan has yet another downside; it shifts the cost of powering the service to the end user.

Revisiting Comcast's Xfinity public hotspot strategy

Last week I wrote about Comcast's plan to build the nation's biggest Wi-Fi service by co-opting their customers' Xfinity gateways and, following a detailed conversation with a representative from Comcast's Corporate Communications...

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