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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Plan Future Vacations With These Pinterest-Style Websites For Locations

19th October, 2013

Pinterest has inspired many websites to adopt its look and feel. Pinterest-for-location is a genre all of its own, populated by beautifully designed travel websites. Head towards five of the best.


The Games, TV Shows, Movies, & Technology That Influenced GTA V

18th October, 2013

As with every medium, video games are heavily influenced by other things, and there are plenty of examples of this in GTA V.

What Is The Best Video Game To Play Online? [We Ask You]

16th October, 2013

The days of yore when you and a group of friends would plan a night in playing video games together while supping a few beers and ordering takeaway are now over, for the most part. Some of us still enjoy the old-skool delights of offline multiplayer sessions, and the Nintendo Wii certainly helped stave off […]

Homeless Lego Mario Unboxing Ikea iMessage Memes [Weird & Wonderful Web]

15th October, 2013

The Web is a place full of content that is far too easy to miss. This column has one simple aim: to collect the best weird and wonderful content that appears on the Web.

People Just Don’t Care About The Twitter IPO [We Ask You Results]

15th October, 2013

Twitter is edging ever closer to floating on the stock market, with an IPO confirmed to be happening sooner rather than later. This is going to be less epic than the (troubled) Facebook IPO of 2012, with a lot less money being raised and nowhere near the amount of attention from the press and public. […]

Tweets By Twitter? These Accounts By Twitter Are Worth A Follow

15th October, 2013

Your Twitter experience lives or dies on the selection of accounts you choose to follow. These Twitter accounts are curated by Twitter itself to highlight content guaranteed to pique your interest.


GTA V On Film: 10 Great Grand Theft Auto 5 Videos

10th October, 2013

We have compiled a list of 10 of the best GTA V videos released so far; all embedded below for your delectation.

Will You Be Buying Shares In Twitter? [We Ask You]

9th October, 2013

In the months that followed the Facebook IPO in 2012, the social network’s Initial Public Offering was widely considered a bit of a disaster. This view was justified in the short term, with an inflated valuation, delays in trading, and the price tanking for several months afterwards. But times have changed. At the time of […]

Obama Trolls iPhone Popcorn As Facebook & Twitter Wage Windows War [Weird & Wonderful Web]

8th October, 2013

The Web is a place full of content that is far too easy to miss. This column has one simple aim: to collect the best weird and wonderful content that appears on the Web.

Tony Stark For Next Microsoft CEO [We Ask You Results]

8th October, 2013

Steve Ballmer is on his way out at Microsoft. After 13 years as the leader of the Redmond corporation, he’s stepping down from the role that has made him a legend in his own time. Perhaps not legendary for his ability to lead Microsoft to new heights of popularity and prosperity, but legendary for his […]

Who Should Replace Steve Ballmer As Microsoft CEO? [We Ask You]

2nd October, 2013

Within the next 12 months Steve Ballmer is going to retire as CEO of Microsoft. Someone will have to try and fill Ballmer’s sizeable shoes and stage presence, but who will be taking over?

Ballmer Weeps As Minecraft Mario Clears Kanye’s GTA V Cookies [Weird & Wonderful Web]

1st October, 2013

In this edition of Weird & Wonderful Web, Steve Ballmer gets tearful and shouty, a Chinese guy discovers no nose is good nose, Mario gets lectured in a song, the British Isles get Minecrafted, and more.

Google, Bing, & DuckDuckGo Compete For Attention [We Ask You Results]

1st October, 2013

Search engines are an indispensable part of the online experience. Search engines formed the basis for last week’s We Ask You, and the results of that discussion follow here.

Tweets From History: 8 Twitter Feeds Revealing The Past

30th September, 2013

History tells us what went wrong, how bad things happened, and the timeline that led to world-changing events. You can read books, you can watch documentaries, or you can find it all on Twitter.

7 Game Of The Year Editions That Were Worth The Wait

30th September, 2013

Video games vary widely in terms of quality. Some titles are truly terrible, and some, on the other hand, are exceptionally brilliant, and deserve to be played by as many people as possible. These games generally receive critical acclaim across the board, and are heralded as Game Of The Year by at least one of […]