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.
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It wasn’t until the World Wide Web was born that the Internet entered into mainstream consciousness. Now, it’s available almost everywhere. When did you first use it? Do you remember your first time?
It’s time to play a game. It isn’t one you’ll be familiar with, because we’ve just invented it to give you an entertaining excuse for spring cleaning your Twitter.
Also, Twitch begins silencing videos, Netflix overtakes HBO, Google adds university campuses to Street View, Microsoft reminds us how terrible things were in 1994, and Kanye West asks the question on everyone’s lips.
Google makes it easier to unsubscribe from emails, Microsoft is losing big money on tablets, AOL dial-up still exists, argument over monkey selfie, and The Nostalgia Machine audibly takes you back in time.
Simply to tell us what you do when your favorite website goes down. We’re curious.
Also, Apple and Samsung call a truce over patents, UberPool matches ridesharing passengers, Justin.tv shuts down, the potato salad Kickstarter comes to an end, and how to make 8-bit art.
Also, in-flight cellphone calls may be banned, Windows XP is hanging on for dear life, Flappy Bird returns, an update on HitchBOT, and how iCEnhancer 3.0 makes GTA IV look better than GTA V.
Turns out a lot of you guys really hate Apple.
Also, the Apple and Beats deal is done, the duo behind @hiddencash is unmasked, @evleaks has retired, idiots call cops after Facebook goes down, and kids react badly to old typewriters.
We thought we’d ask you, the people that matter, which aspects of Windows you’d like to see more of on MakeUseOf.
Geeks of all flavors are now at least aware of the art of cosplay. It has gone from a nerdy niche consigned to the fringes of society to being a mainstream cultural phenomenon.
Also, Nintendo continues to struggle, new Samsung smartphones are incoming, the LG 5K TV you can’t afford, Sony rejects EA Access, and Windows Phone 8.1 inspires a brilliant fan-made trailer.
It’s time to talk about the iPhone 6 and your individual hopes for the next big release from Cupertino. Will Apple deliver what its fans demand?
Also, Facebook kills Gifts, Netflix signs deal with AT&T, EA launches subscription service, the PS4 goes 3D, and a reminder not to play with microwave ovens.
We have replaced multiple things that do one thing well with one thing that does everything badly.