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

2 weeks 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]

2 weeks 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]

2 weeks 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]

17th July, 2014

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

16th July, 2014

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]

16th July, 2014

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]

16th July, 2014

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]

15th July, 2014

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]

14th July, 2014

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]

13th July, 2014

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]

13th July, 2014

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]

11th July, 2014

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.

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Apple Loses Siri Patent Case, When Uber Drivers Go Bad, And More… [Tech News Digest]

10th July, 2014

Aereo uses recent Supreme Court ruling to its favor, Chromecast gets an AirPlay-like update, Spotify is finally coming to Canada, you WILL want RocketSkates, and a YouTube video that makes you hallucinate.

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Why Are You Still Using Facebook? [We Ask You]

10th July, 2014

Facebook isn’t exactly a beloved institution, and yet it’s able to deflect most criticism. Why is that?

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Android Fails To Delete Data, Sony Sells Selfie Smartphone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

9th July, 2014

Also, Microsoft issues reminder over the end of support for Windows 7, Uber ends emergency price gouging, Apple patents all-glass iPhones, hundreds of free Microsoft eBooks, and kids react to the original Game Boy.