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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If You Were Google, What Would You Do With Google Glass? [MakeUseOf Poll]

2 weeks ago

Google is shuttering the Explorer program, taking control of the project away from Google X, and deciding which direction to take Google Glass from here. Perhaps you have the answer.

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What Not To Say On A First Date: The Best #5WordsToRuinADate Tweets [Weird & Wonderful Web]

2 weeks ago

It really doesn’t take much to ruin a date. A misreading of the signals, and your potential partner will likely sneak out the nearest exit as soon as your back is turned.

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Google Glass Goes On Hiatus, Legally Share Movies Via Wavelength [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Google Glass is dead, Wavelength offers free movies, KeySweeper spies on keyboards, using Facebook at Work, YouTube interviews Obama, and an iPhone 6 doesn’t get lost in space.

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Samsung Buying BlackBerry Denials, Google Reveals Project Ara Prototype [Tech News Digest]

15th January, 2015

Samsung wants BlackBerry, Google reveals Project Ara, Facebook restricts violence, Lightroom Mobile on Android, MySpace isn’t dead, and why you should never rely on your smartphone alarm.

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How Would You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse? [We Ask You]

15th January, 2015

Are you prepared? Or are you, like so many other ignoramuses, completely blanking the impending danger from your mind? Wake up and smell the corpses, dear boys and girls.

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Obama Plans Faster Internet For All, Facebook Pushes AMBER Alerts [Tech News Digest]

14th January, 2015

President Obama wants faster Internet, Facebook adds AMBER Alerts, Microsoft ends Scroogled, Grand Theft Auto V on PC gets delayed again, Ship Your Enemies Glitter, and why you should consider disconnecting from Facebook & Twitter.

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15 Things We Want To See Happen To Technology In 2015

14th January, 2015

In which direction, we wondered, do you want technology to go in 2015? We asked, you answered, and here are the results of our discussions.

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UK Plan Bans Whatsapp & Snapchat, ISIS Hacks Military Command [Tech News Digest]

13th January, 2015

The British Prime Minister goes to war on privacy, ISIS hacks into military command, Google cuts Jelly Bean users loose, 80% of adults own a smartphone, Disney releases BeachBot, and a Choose Your Own Adventure story on Twitter. David Cameron Hates Privacy British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to ban apps that ensure user privacy […]

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Microsoft Complains About Google, Spotify Switches To Mobile, & More [Tech News Digest]

12th January, 2015

Microsoft falls out with Google, Spotify gets more mobile, Nintendo quits Brazil, Apple increases app prices, the Flappy Bird arcade cabinet, and there’s no escaping the zombie apocalypse.

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Do You Use A VPN? If So, Which Do You Use, & Why? [MakeUseOf Poll]

11th January, 2015

The use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to add privacy, anonymity, and/or freedom from regional blocking, is becoming more common with each passing month.

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Master Your Craft: Artisan Videos Proving Practice Makes Perfect [Weird & Wonderful Web]

11th January, 2015

While many of us can confidently claim to be good at what we do, few of us can say we have truly mastered our craft. The people in these videos are the exception. And exceptional.

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Porn Studios Killing GitHub Projects, Apple Abusing Developers [Tech News Digest]

9th January, 2015

Porn studios hate GitHub, Apple accused of abusing developers, Google donates to Charlie Hebdo, try Apple Watch in your browser, PS4 launch delayed in China, and a speedy marriage proposal.

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Apple Patents Bendy iPhone, Android TV Replaces Google TV [Tech News Digest]

8th January, 2015

Apple patents a bendy iPhone, Android TV replaces Google TV, the FBI maintains North Korea hacked Sony, David Cross looks to BitTorrent, Bill Gates drinks human waste, and a basketball referee makes the wrong call.

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What Are Your Hopes For Technology In 2015? [We Ask You]

8th January, 2015

We already know 2015 will bring big new products, exciting gadgets, and fascinating trends, but we are interested in discovering your specific hopes for technology in the coming year.

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Palm Returns From The Dead, Making Money From BitTorrent [Tech News Digest]

7th January, 2015

Palm is declared alive and well, Radiohead frontman makes money on BitTorrent, play free MS-DOS games in your browser, use AnyPen on Lenovo tablets, and how to draw without using your hands.