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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Apple Is Spying On You, Facebook Launches Pocket Rival, And More… [Tech News Digest]

2 hours ago

Netflix hits 50 million subscribers despite price hike, Windows 9 Start menu is revealed, the Dota 2 gamers worth a cool $5 million, a sidewalk lane just for smartphone users, and the first trailer for The Imitation Game.

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Chrome Is Killing Your Battery, Chatroulette For Stoners, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 day ago

Chromebooks find success in schools, Netflix hides your embarrassing taste in movies, Fonhandle is a handle for your phone, David Mitchell tells a tale via Twitter, and Push Me Pull You features mad multiplayer.

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What Will Be Your Next Computer Purchase? [MakeUseOf Poll]

2 days ago

A computer is often the hub of the home. Despite the ubiquitousness of smartphones and tablets, most people still turn to their trusty computer when it’s available to them. Which makes any decision over a future computer purchase one that cannot be rushed. You need to think long and hard about the next computer you’ll […]

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Discover Interesting Content With 5 Ways To Randomize The Internet [Weird & Wonderful Web]

2 days ago

Why stick to the same corners of the Web? By taking advantage of the many ways we can randomize the Internet, it’s possible to open up new pathways and find interesting content.

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Nokia Drops Android Phones, Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs, And More… [Tech News Digest]

4 days ago

Bing joins Google in offering the “right to be forgotten,” Facebook likes celebrities more than you, Edward Snowden hates Dropbox, sales of Xbox One double, and Amazon releases the first advert for Fire Phone.

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Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited, Driverless Cars Are Lethal Weapons, And More… [Tech News Digest]

5 days ago

Apple and IBM get into bed, BlackBerry’s getting its own virtual personal assistant, former dictator is suing over a Call Of Duty game, and Futurama is reimagined in 3D, with truly eye-popping results.

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What Is Your Favorite Kickstarter Of All Time? [We Ask You]

5 days ago

We need your help, via this week’s We Ask You, in compiling a list of your favorite Kickstarters of all time.

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Portable Perfections You Must Play: The 10 Best PSP Games Of All Time

6 days ago

What PlayStation Portable games are absolutely essential? We have answered that question for you, with a list of the 10 best PSP games of all time.

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Google Unmasks Elite Hackers, iPads Can Give You Rashes, And More… [Tech News Digest]

6 days ago

Hidden From Google tracks blocked search results, naming rules relaxed on Google+, Oculus cancels Rift DK2 pre-orders over eBay sales, the story behind one man’s Wikipedia bot, and Weird Al details Word Crimes.

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10 Reasons Why People Still Use Facebook [We Ask You Results]

6 days ago

The main reason people still use Facebook is because everyone else uses it. Go figure.

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Cheap Windows Laptops For All, Spies Manipulating The Internet, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Web companies fight for net neutrality, Sotheby’s and eBay join forces, scientists have too much time on their hands, a reason to buy a smartwatch, and proof that cancelling Comcast is a complete nightmare.

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New Raspberry Pi B+ Released, FCC Tallies Net Neutrality Comments, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Also, Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters before Apple sale, Hulu nabs South Park, Twitter tracks Wikipedia edits from politicians, Amazon trolls the French government, and an honest game trailer for Minecraft.

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What Brand Of TV Do You Own? [MakeUseOf Poll]

1 week ago

You probably watch more television than you should. Whether this is a good thing is a discussion for another day, but what we’re interested in is what brand of TV you currently own.

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Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web]

1 week ago

The success of crowdfunded innovations has attracted the brilliant…and also the inane and insane. Here are 10 of the absolute worst Kickstarter campaigns we could find. Watch them because they are comedy gold.

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Microsoft Changes Outlined In Memo, Amazon Drones On To FAA, And More… [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

UK government restores data retention powers, Verizon and Netflix continue war of words, Cortana predicts World Cup winners, Netflix advertises the best job ever, and Kelsey Grammer is a grammar Nazi, but only on Twitter.