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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Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Release, The Pirate Bay Goes Offline [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Also, Amazon lets you haggle, Wikipedia blasts off into space, get SimCity 2000 for free, and discover Bill Gates’ best books of 2014.

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Netflix Plans World Domination, Facebook Improves Search Options [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Also, President Obama learns to code, Google releases Android Studio 1.0, using copyrighted music on YouTube videos, and 3D-printing The Imperial March.

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Zuckerberg Defends Free Facebook, Cortana On Windows 10, & More… [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Also, 12 days of Microsoft deals, Digital Einstein goes live, Uncharted 4 gameplay footage, 3D-printing a lightsaber, and breaking Track & Field records.

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Have You Ever Used A Crowdfunding Website? [MakeUseOf Poll]

7th December, 2014

This week’s MakeUseOf Poll is all about your experiences of using crowdfunding websites, AKA giving your money to complete and utter strangers.

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The Farce Awakens: 11 Parodies Of The New Star Wars VII Trailer [Weird & Wonderful Web]

7th December, 2014

Star Wars is back in a big, bad way, which gave Internet auteurs ample opportunity to create their own versions of the trailer for The Force Awakens.

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Amazon Elements Is Ethical, Woz Debunks Apple Origin Myth, & More… [Tech News Digest]

5th December, 2014

Also, get three months of Spotify Premium for 99 cents, play Breakout on your Nintendo 3DS, and how Gangnam Style broke YouTube.

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Google Comes For Your Children, Spotify Details Your Year In Music, & More…[Tech News Digest]

4th December, 2014

Also, Bing Pulse polls audiences, Google fixes CAPTCHAs, eBay opens Innovators Collective, and a Freaks & Geeks YouTube adventure.

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What’s The Best Tech-Related Gift You Have Received? [We Ask You]

4th December, 2014

Surely everybody likes receiving gifts. Sadly, many of us don’t receive gifts very often, meaning those we do receive have extra meaning to them.

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Twitter Fights Bullying, Indiegogo Insures Against Failure, & More… [Tech News Digest]

3rd December, 2014

Also, broadcast yourself on Steam, buy a new old ZX Spectrum, program the White House Christmas tree lights, and watch a documentary about Bob Pritikin.

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15 Random Google Searches & What We Learned From Them

3rd December, 2014

We take Google and the other search engines for granted. That needs to stop. Here. And now.

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FBI Warns Of Malware War, Track Santa With Google, & More… [Tech News Digest]

2nd December, 2014

Also, Microsoft Bings Clip Art, buy Girl Scout Cookies online, play Telltale’s new Game of Thrones game, and watch the unofficial Yeezus movie.

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Sony Movies Leak Online, Traditional Taxis Are Dying, & More… [Tech News Digest]

1st December, 2014

Also, Sony’s e-paper watch, piracy in the UK, droning on about Chernobyl, and George Lucas ruins the new Star Wars VII teaser trailer.

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What Bargain Did You Buy On Black Friday? [MakeUseOf Poll]

30th November, 2014

In this week’s MakeUseOf Poll, we want to know what, if anything, you bought on Black Friday 2014. The bigger the bargain, the better.

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Test Your IQ With The Pew Internet Quiz [Weird & Wonderful Web]

30th November, 2014

You probably consider yourself something of a geek who knows all there is to know about technology and the Internet. But do you, really?

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Stop Twitter Tracking Your Apps, GoPro Is Developing Drones, & More… [Tech News Digest]

27th November, 2014

Also, Obama signs the E-Label Act, 100 free music albums, get Torchlight for free, and a Keyboard Waffle Iron comes to Kickstarter.