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

9 chatbot-building tools

Spaced out tech auction: 8 vintage space items go on the block

Spaced out tech auction: 8 vintage space items go on the block

Incredible space memorabilia that will make you geek out!

7 tips for speeding up OS X Yosemite (and a last resort if they don’t work)

7 tips for speeding up OS X Yosemite (and a last resort if they don’t work)

YosemiteImage by AppleYou might still be nervous, as many of my friends are, about upgrading to Apple’s latest release of OS X, version 10.10, otherwise known as “Yosemite.” Being the foolhardy user I apparently am, I went for the...

10 Chrome extensions for developers

10 Chrome extensions for developers

Hooked on Google ChromeImage by GoogleAs I mentioned in a recent Gearhead post, I’ve become hooked on Google’s Chrome browser. But as good as it is, like all software that becomes part of our routine workflows, it needs a little...

The 12 gifts of Techmas

The 12 gifts of Techmas

Gifts that geeks will loveYes, it’s that time of year when techies go to bed dreaming of gadgets, wall warts and blinking LEDs. In this roundup I have 12 gifts that any geek worth his salted hash would not just love but cherish (your...

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...

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

How does your desk compare?

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

From poor spelling and lousy grammar to broken images, missing content and broken links, here's a checklist of the stuff you need check before you set your Web site loose on the world.

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.

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