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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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 […]

The 8 Best Rockstar Games Of All Time

27th September, 2013

Rockstar Games is more than just Grand Theft Auto, and its back catalog of titles deserves a closer look. What follows is a list of the best titles Rockstar Games has released so far.

Bookmark This: Us Vs Th3m Is The Best Website You’ve Never Heard Of

27th September, 2013

Us Vs Th3m is dedicated to both producing and sharing funny Web content. Everything posted to the site is meant to raise a laugh and be highly shareable on social networks.

Which Search Engine Do You Use, & Why? [We Ask You]

25th September, 2013

Search engines come in all shapes and sizes, with some indexing the whole Web, and others indexing a more niche collection of content. But it’s now time to discover your preferences.

Internet Valued More Than Alcohol, Caffeine, Random Body Parts [We Ask You Results]

24th September, 2013

The Internet ranks pretty highly on a make-believe list of life’s essentials. But how highly? We sought to find out in last week’s We Ask You column, and the results were illuminating.

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5 Great Football (Soccer) Games for the Armchair Pro

23rd September, 2013

What follows is a list of five soccer games all armchair professionals would be well advised to take off the substitutes bench and give a run out as the lone striker at the tip of a diamond formation. And if that sentence made no sense then you may want to give the following a miss.

5 Tools To Create An Online Comic

19th September, 2013

Once the exclusive domain of geeks, comics are now very much a mainstream phenomenon. This means that anyone, and I mean anyone, can create a great comic if they have the will to do so.

What Would You Give Up Before The Internet? [We Ask You]

18th September, 2013

Imagine creating a list with the key things in your life ranked in order of how much you need them. Where would Internet access rank on that list? What would rank above and below it?

In A Nutshell, How Would You Describe MakeUseOf To A Friend? [You Told Us]

17th September, 2013

We asked you, “In A Nutshell, How Would You Describe MakeUseOf To A Friend”? We got a good number of responses to the question, and most of the commenters offered positive soundbites.

4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games

14th September, 2013

The only way parents can guard against their offspring playing video games they don’t agree with is by educating themselves about them. After all, it’s impossible to police something without first understanding it. Thankfully there are several simple ways parents can educate themselves on video games.