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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Is Virtual Reality Going To Change The World? [We Ask You]

27th March, 2014

We’re particularly keen to hear your feelings about virtual reality in the home. Will it ever be mainstream?


Facebook Oculus Rift, HTC One M8, MS-DOS Source Code, IRS Bitcoin [Tech News Digest]

26th March, 2014

Facebook causes an Oculus rift, HTC One blah blah, Microsoft frees MS-DOS, IRS rules on Bitcoin, Disney buys into YouTube, Google launches Photowall, and lots of white guys wear the Oculus Rift.


20 Tech Topics To Get Passionate About [We Ask You Results]

26th March, 2014

It’s good to see that many of the tech topics you are passionate about are those already covered here at MakeUseOf.


Designer Google Glass, Verified Quora, Free Auroracoin, Linux ATMs [Tech News Digest]

25th March, 2014

Google Glass gets designer appeal, Quora launches Verified Accounts, Iceland gives away Auroracoin, ATMs using Linux, Learnist is overhauled, and Minus Jon Plus Jon is definitely not Garfield.


Huawei Spying, XP Upgrades, Twitter Music, Google Glass Myths [Tech News Digest]

24th March, 2014

NSA spies on Huawei, Microsoft wants you off XP, Twitter #Music dies, Google Glass myths debunked, Yahoo Games gets a makeover, Medium comes to iPhone, and a Facebook shaming goes a little too well.


50 First Tweets By Twitter Virgins [Weird & Wonderful Web]

23rd March, 2014

Where did it all begin? We’re not talking about the history of Twitter, but instead the first few moments on the site taken by rich, famous, and influential Twitter users. Oh, and MakeUseOf writers.


Microsoft Snoops, Turkey Twits, Qik Quits, MtGox Finds, Samsung Slams [Tech News Digest]

21st March, 2014

Microsoft looks in Outlook, Turkey bans Twitter, Qik is killed off, a Fitbit class-action lawsuit, MtGox finds missing Bitcoin, Facebook needs you for beta testing, and Samsung snark.


Project Morpheus Vs. Oculus Rift, Unreal Engine 4, Flappy Bird Returns [Tech News Digest]

20th March, 2014

Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift bring virtual reality back, Unreal Engine 4 debuts, Flappy Bird is returning, Firefox 28 drops Metro, Google Docs phishing, and Mongolia tries to ban swearing on the Web.


What Tech Topics Are You Passionate About? [We Ask You]

20th March, 2014

We want you to tell us which subjects you enjoy reading about online these days.


Google Android Wear, Moto 360 & LG G Watch, PS4 Virtual Reality [Tech News Digest]

19th March, 2014

Android Wear for wearables, Moto 360 and LG G Watch, the NSA is MYSTIC, Xbox One expansion plan, PlayStation 4 virtual reality headsets, LINE Call for international chats, and the ‘Unnumbered Sparks’ art installation.


You Love Apple Or Hate Apple, No Exceptions [We Ask You Results]

19th March, 2014

What’s clear is that a) everyone has an opinion and b) everyone sees this in black and white.


YouTube Flagging, Free OneNote, Apple Chat Support, Street View Hack [Tech News Digest]

18th March, 2014

Policing YouTube, OneNote free-for-all, paid Apple chat support, WhatsApp privacy assurances, Twitch mobile gaming, Nakamoto fighting Newsweek, and Urban Jungle Street View.


Popcorn Time Returns, XP Bribes, PS4 Price Rise, 1001 Movies You Must See [Tech News Digest]

17th March, 2014

Popcorn Time returns, XP users bribed, Secret guidelines, VLC lands on Windows 8, PS4 price rises, Google Search & Google Drive news, and 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (video edition).


The Web Is 25… So Let Us Celebrate [Weird & Wonderful Web]

16th March, 2014

The Web recently turned 25, with this incredibly dense and diverse set of online destinations having been born in 1989. I think it’s time to celebrate the Web in all its different forms. Party, anyone?


Zuckerberg Vs. Obama, Bill Gates Speaks, Amazon Prime Price, Pi Day [Tech News Digest]

14th March, 2014

Zuckerberg has words with Obama, Gates expresses his opinions, Amazon Prime goes up in price, Microsoft ditches Xbox contracts, Facebook gives Pages a makeover, and 3/14 is Pi Day.