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

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What Web Browser Do You Use, & Why? [MakeUseOf Poll]

19 hours ago

The Web browser is an essential tool, allowing us to access the wealth of information contained on the Internet. But what Web browser do you use? And why?

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Hackers Vs. Haters: How Twitter Reacted To Sony Pulling The Interview [Weird & Wonderful Web]

1 day ago

To say the Internet didn’t take kindly to Sony Pictures pulling The Interview is putting it mildly. Twitter was equal parts annoyed and amused about the whole thing.

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Google Develops Android Cars, Instagram Culls Fake Users, & More… [Tech News Digest]

3 days ago

Also, Internet Explorer is the only option, a new Minecraft game is in the works, Dying Light tests your survival skills, and Megatron hates selfies.

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Sony Pulls The Interview After Terror Threat From Hackers, & More… [Tech News Digest]

4 days ago

Also, the BlackBerry Classic brings sexy back, Netflix is never going offline, Yo gets festive, Wikipedia edits 2014, and the best Star Wars Christmas lights ever.

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What Was Your Favorite YouTube Video Of 2014? [We Ask You]

4 days ago

There are so many videos uploaded to YouTube it’s hard to know where to start. Which is why we’re not going to attempt such a feat, instead asking you to name your favorite video of 2014.

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Apple Innocent In iTunes Indictment, Facebook Enhances Your Photos [Tech News Digest]

5 days ago

Also, Instagram adds filters, a free Chromecast for all, GTA V teases Online Heists, and Cards Against Humanity is bulls**t.

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10 Incredibly Geeky Things You Could Be Doing Right Now

5 days ago

Today, we’re applauding geeks who have surpassed the achievements of us ordinary, run-of-the-mill geeks, journeying to the geeky underworld and living to tell the tale. Bow down to your geek superiors.

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Skype Offers Universal Translator, Facebook Stops Accepting ‘Users’ [Tech News Digest]

6 days ago

Also, Indiegogo Life launches, Valve bans Hatred, Google Wallet splits the bill, and teens react to Mega Man.

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IsoHunt Resurrects The Pirate Bay, Mr Hoverboard Copies Marty McFly [Tech News Digest]

7 days ago

Also, Facebook dumps Bing, PS Plus & Xbox Live are worth the money, Apple releases holiday ad, a clock full of tweets, and the new trailer for Blackhat.

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Should Coding Be Taught In Schools? [MakeUseOf Poll]

1 week ago

Should coding and all the various elements that go with it be a part of the school curriculum? We want to know your thoughts on the teaching of programming in schools.

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YouTube Rewind: The Biggest & Best Videos Of 2014 [Weird & Wonderful Web]

1 week ago

YouTube has revealed the biggest and best videos posted during 2014. And we have them all for you, right here, right now.

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Zuckerberg Dislikes Facebook Dislikes, Ed Sheeran Praises Spotify [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Also, Lenovo recalls cables, the Xbox One beats the PS4, Spotify listens to your friends, and Star Wars fan reacting to the new trailer get parodied.

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What Is The Geekiest Thing You Have Ever Done? [We Ask You]

1 week ago

We’re keen to hear all about your journeys into the geekiest of geeky territories. You geeks!

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New Google Cardboard Apps, BitTorrent Browser Maelstrom [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Also, Minecraft lands on Windows Phone, 4K lands on Amazon Instant Video, custom genders land on Google+, and a look back at 2014 in gaming.

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Nerd Nostalgia: MakeUseOf Remembers Geeky Gifts From The Past

2 weeks ago

While looking forwards is ultimately positive, occasionally looking back can also be a good thing. Nostalgic nerdgasms now!