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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Killing Net Neutrality, Google Play PayPal, Hunting For Code, VR For Chickens [Tech News Digest]

16th May, 2014

FCC is killing net neutrality, Google works on a “right to be forgotten” tool, PayPal comes to Google Play, Microsoft launches Code Hunt, Outlook gets new features, Nescafe jars gain 3D-printed alarm clock lids, and virtual reality headsets for chickens.

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Google Glass For All, Xbox Live Refunds, Edward Snowden Movie, GoT DOS [Tech News Digest]

15th May, 2014

Google Glass for all, Xbox Live refunds, Edward Snowden movie, Spell Up on Chrome, Flappy Bird returns, Mozilla Webmaker Training, and Game of Thrones on DOS.

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What Gadget Do You Really Want Right Now? [We Ask You]

15th May, 2014

As you sit there reading this on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, what one gadget stands out above all the others? Tell us. Now.

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Right To Be Forgotten, Xbox One Kinect, Popcorn Time On Android [Tech News Digest]

14th May, 2014

The “right to be forgotten,” major Xbox One news, Popcorn Time for Android, Dogecoin robbery, new Google Hangouts, and Beats audio is just the beginning for Apple acquisitions.

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Apple Could & Should Cut Its Prices [We Ask You Results]

14th May, 2014

Opinions ranged from, “Yes, definitely,” to, “No, of course not,” with a, “Who bloody cares??” included for good measure.

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NSA-Infected Routers, Twitter Mute Button, EA Goes Offline, Epic Selfies [Tech News Digest]

13th May, 2014

NSA-infected routers, Twitter’s Mute button, EA’s online servers, a Tomodachi Life apology, Bit.ly gets compromised, and the most epic selfie of all time.

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Net Neutrality Niggles, Amazon Patents, Google Glass Golfers, Live-Action Akira [Tech News Digest]

12th May, 2014

FCC backtracks on net neutrality, Amazon wins a photography patent, Netflix raises its prices, piracy in the UK, Google Glass golfers, Adobe finds its Voice, and a live-action Akira movie trailer.

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A Short Guide To Binge-Watching [Weird & Wonderful Web]

11th May, 2014

Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video have turned binge-watching into a mainstay of the mainstream. Before you begin binge-watching TV you should arm yourself with some important information. This short guide helps.

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Apple Buys Beats, Firefox Phones Home, Amazon Sunday Deliveries [Tech News Digest]

9th May, 2014

Apple is probably buying Beats, the latest ZTE Firefox OS phone lands in the U.S., Amazon’s Sunday deliveries, Cinamatic for iOS, Google Classroom, and the World Under Water Google Street View mod.

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New Nintendo Consoles, Russian Internet Crackdown, Cable Cord Cutting [Tech News Digest]

8th May, 2014

Nintendo consoles, new Russian Internet laws, cable TV bundles are a waste of time, Nintendo discriminates against gay relationships, Peekster bridges the gap, and a reminder for us all to Look Up.

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Should Apple Cut Its Prices? [We Ask You]

8th May, 2014

What level of permanent discounting would make you more likely to go out and buy an Apple product over a rival brand?

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Alibaba IPO, Intel Chromebooks, Pwn Phone, Shaq Fu, UPS Drones [Tech News Digest]

7th May, 2014

Alibaba files for an IPO, Intel bets large on Chromebooks, the new Pwn Phone debuts, Shaq Fu is reborn, Destiny’s destiny is secured with a huge budget, and the UPS drone delivery mix-up.

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Facebook Is For Friends, Google+ Is For Strangers [We Ask You Results]

7th May, 2014

We asked what you thought of Google+. Interestingly, the positive and negative comments were roughly equal.

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Amazon Shopping For Twitter, Lenovo Chromebooks, Secret Apple EarPods [Tech News Digest]

6th May, 2014

#AmazonCart shopping on Twitter, Lenovo Chromebooks, new DuckDuckGo, Apple EarPods hoax, Rakesh Agrawal tweets, Oculus Rift MMO, Amplitude remake, and Star Wars auditions.

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Kickstarter Consumer Protection, Netflix For The Blind, Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors [Tech News Digest]

5th May, 2014

Kickstarter backers get consumer protection, EFF tests Privacy Badger, the Pirate King of MMA gets sued, Netflix for the blind, Google Now parking, and how to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors.