Dave Parrack

Joined December 2011

Dave Parrack is a freelance writer from Manchester, England, with an unhealthy level of interest in technology and pop culture. You can connect with him at About.me now.

Feel free to contact at dparrack@makeuseof.com

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Dave's Latest Posts


Bill Gates is Worried About AI, Follow Super Bowl XLIX on Facebook [Tech News Digest]

4 hours ago

Bill Gates is scared of robots, Facebook goes all-in for Super Bowl XLIX, Spotify comes to PlayStation, GoPro goes slow-mo, Louis CK loves the Internet, and a mind-blowing Unreal Engine 4 demo.


What Video Games Are You Keen To Play In 2015? [We Ask You]

14 hours ago

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is sorting the wheat from the chaff and telling us which game or games you’re especially looking forward to playing in the coming months.


Apple Makes Biggest Profit Ever, The Pirate Bay Rises from the Ashes [Tech News Digest]

1 day ago

Everything is awesome for Apple, The Pirate Bay returns, hotels told not to block WiFi, YouTube dumps Flash, Grim Fandango Remastered arrives, and Budweiser transforms guy into Pac-Man.


Building the Perfect Smartphone

2 days ago

Smartphones are improving all the time. However, the perfect smartphone doesn’t yet exist. Which is a problem we’re seeking to remedy.


Facebook Goes Down for an Hour, As Drone Crashes into White House [Tech News Digest]

2 days ago

Facebook suffers outage, drone crashes into White House, Microsoft announces financials, Nest replaces Dropcams, Funny or Die thinks weather is funny, and the BMW ad celebrating ignorance.


Google Warns the Internet Will Disappear, the Future of Cyanogen [Tech News Digest]

3 days ago

Google predicts that the Internet will disappear, the future of Cyanogen, Malaysia Airlines gets hacked, Expedia buys Travelocity, and the 1995 Facebook TV commercial that never was.


Which Technology Company Do You Love The Most? [MakeUseOf Poll]

4 days ago

Love is a wonderful thing. But is it still wonderful when we express our love for a particular gadget or service, or the company responsible? Let’s find out via the MakeUseOf Poll.


Dissecting the 25 Worst Passwords in the World [Weird & Wonderful Web]

5 days ago

There are many simple ways to create easy to remember, but difficult to break passwords. But not everyone gets it. As this list of the weakest passwords prove, it is a large tribe.


Microsoft Wants To Be Loved, Kim Dotcom Launches MegaChat [Tech News Digest]

6 days ago

Microsoft needs some loving, Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat, Apple Watches your battery die, Ello adds media embeds, Amazon becomes Transparent, and old people play GTA V.


Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10, HoloLens, Cortana On PC & More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Microsoft reveals the future, with Windows 10, HoloLens, Cortana, and Spartan, BlackBerry wants app neutrality, Twitter launches While You Were Away, The Elder Scrolls Online is set free, and LittleBigPlanet does Game Of Thrones.


What Would You Include In The Perfect Smartphone? [We Ask You]

1 week ago

There may never be such a thing as a perfect smartphone, but that won’t stop us trying to build one. At least on paper. Won’t you help us. Please?


The State Of The Union Online, Facebook Promises Fewer Hoaxes [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

The State Of The Union debuts online, Facebook reduces hoaxes, Netflix plans to expand, Wavelength waves goodbye, get Theme Hospital for free, and watch the trailer for Unfriended.


How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

1 week ago

Whether you personally believe that the zombie apocalypse is long overdue or that it’s never going to happen, doesn’t it pay to be prepared?


The U.S. Hacked North Korea First, Google Gets Lost In SpaceX [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

The U.S. is accused of hacking North Korea, Google is investing in SpaceX, Amazon is making movies, Lizard Squad gets hacked, TextBlade shrinks keyboards, and beating Mario at his own game.


Hackers Start World War III, US & UK Trade In Online Attacks [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Hackers create fake news headlines, launching cyber war games, Windows Phone gets Lumia Denim, Be My Eyes helps blind people, no more free iTunes singles, and Jimmy Kimmel asks “What Is Your Password?”