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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10 Video Games That Changed The World

30th December, 2013

These are the games that changed everything, that signalled the next step in the evolution of video games, and that needed to exist for the video games industry as we know it today to exist as it does.

The Whiniest Christmas Gift Complaints On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web]

29th December, 2013

It would be ignorant to claim that teenagers the world over had never complained about their Christmas presents before social networking became the behemoth it is today. Now they do it in public.

Learn All About Santa, Just In Time For Christmas [Weird & Wonderful Web]

22nd December, 2013

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we learn all about Santa, just in time for Christmas. This is a fat man who spends 364 days of the year sitting around doing very little, but who then manages the impossible by delivering presents to kids around the world in the space of one night. He’s […]

Mac Pro Sale, Hacking Target, Porn Filters Include Sex Ed, Google Tips [Tech News Digest]

20th December, 2013

Mac Pro 2013 is here, Target becomes a target, Yahoo brings tabs back, Google launches tips service, porn filters in the U.K. not working, and Microsoft seeks E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. No, really.

Obama Vs. NSA, Mossberg Leaves WSJ, Twitter TV Series, Vine Vanity [Tech News Digest]

19th December, 2013

Obama hears about NSA, Walt Mossberg goodbye, Spotify overhaul, Nick Bilton’s Twitter TV series, Vine users offered vanity URLs, Bing adds new features, and George Takei loses his video game virginity.

What Are Your Predictions For Technology In 2014? [We Ask You]

19th December, 2013

. Don your thinking cap, adopt a Nostradamus pose, and get typing away for a chance to win a T-shirt…

Autoplay Ads On Facebook, The NSA Is Unconstitutional, Google Zeitgeist 2013 [Tech News Digest]

18th December, 2013

Autoplay ads on Facebook, NSA phone surveillance “unconstitutional,” Google Glass adds ‘Wink’ command, Samsung’s Smartphone GamePad, Tomb Raider on iOS, Wunderlist suggests Christmas gifts, and 2013′s top Google searches.

MakeUseOf Fails In 2013 [We Ask You Results]

18th December, 2013

We’ve had quite the year here at MakeUseOf, with thousands of articles published, dozens of hardware giveaways, a burgeoning collection of rewards for readers, a controversial makeover, new writers joining the team, and new columns increasing the range of content covered. We’re giving ourselves a pat on the back for a job well done, and […]

60 Minutes With The NSA, Facebook Donate, Amazon 4K, Google Blackmail [Tech News Digest]

17th December, 2013

NSA gets good press, Obama plans to meet technology executives, Facebook launches ‘Donate Now’, Amazon embraces 4K ultras HD, China rumored to get Xbox One in 2014, and Twitter is rumored to get ‘Edit’ feature.

Skynet Edges Closer, Twitter Experiments, 40k Bitcoin Valuation [Tech News Digest]

16th December, 2013

Google buys Boston Dynamics, Amazon sells Kindle Fire in installments, SteamOS arrives, Twitter experiments with location, Microsoft Photosynth gets updated, Doctor On Demand debuts, and Winklevii (the Winklevoss twins) make a shocking prediction about Bitcoin.

The Best, Worst, & Funniest Selfies Of 2013 [Weird & Wonderful Web]

15th December, 2013

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we delve deep into the world of selfies, taking a look at the best and worst examples of this phenomenon that hit us in a big, bad way during 2013.

Instagram Direct, YouTube Live, Twitter Blocking, Aereo TV [Tech News Digest]

13th December, 2013

Instagram adds messaging, YouTube expands live streaming to all, Twitter changes what it means to block someone, Aereo to Supreme Court, you’re likely to be a bot, 2013 remembered by Twitter, and Amiga 500 lives on.

Spotify Vs. Rdio, Free Windows, YouTube Good/Evil [Tech News Digest]

12th December, 2013

Spotify and Rdio head to head, Microsoft considers offering Windows RT and Windows Phone for free, Yahoo Mail fails, GTA: San Andreas for mobile, YouTube cracks down on gaming videos, Facebook adds autoplay, Viber 4.1 released.

Recommend A MakeUseOf Article From 2013! [We Ask You]

12th December, 2013

The end of the year is nigh, with 2013 soon to make way for 2014. Like most people, you probably enjoyed some highs and endured some lows over the past 12 months, but you lived through them all, racking up experiences both good and bad. One thing we hope played a small part in your […]

Apple Patents Curves, Nokia Goes Android, Dell Sells Chromebook [Tech News Digest]

11th December, 2013

Apple patents curves, Nokia’s Android handset revealed, Dell joins Chromebook party, Twitter named best technology company to work for, Google opens Street View to everyone, and Mad Catz releases Android console.