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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Water Woes: 20 Of The Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos [Weird & Wonderful Web]

24th August, 2014

With each person who gets doused nominating three more people, the Ice Bucket Challenge has spread quickly. And we have now seen enough videos to make a list of the best so far. Enjoy it.

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Windows 9 Arrives Next Month, Islamic State Invades Diaspora, And More… [Tech News Digest]

22nd August, 2014

Also, there are too many Androids, Wikipedia bans politicians, new authors have their hopes dashed, Swing Copters is stupid, and the serendipity of Spotify is revealed.

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Google Tackles Piracy Problem, Buy An iPhone For Under A Dollar, And More… [Tech News Digest]

21st August, 2014

SoundCloud starts selling advertising, Oculix brings Netflix to the Oculus Rift, Secret dinner parties exposed, the reason Google’s self-driving cars can exceed the speed limit, and why two fish are playing Street Fighter.

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What TV Shows Have You Binge-Watched The Most? [We Ask You]

21st August, 2014

We want to know what television shows you have binge-watched the most, and what format you chose for your binge-watching marathons.

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Google Faces New Critics, Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft, And More… [Tech News Digest]

20th August, 2014

Also, Twitter deals with the dead, an (almost) non-existent smartphone bezel, Netflix pays the price, HitchBOT completes his journey, and an insane (possibly fake) viral video phenomenon.

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11 Of The First Websites You Ever Encountered [We Ask You Results]

20th August, 2014

What a nostalgia trip: dozens of people told us which website they visited on their first foray onto the Internet.

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Google Is Coming For Your Children, Facebook Starts Tagging Satire, And More… [Tech News Digest]

19th August, 2014

Also, the HP Stream 14 is revealed, YouTube Music Key is teased, Murdoch compares Google to the NSA, Reddit lands on Xbox One, and Flappy Bird makes way for Swing Copters.

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Twitter Tests Annoying Users, Hackers Target YouTube Videos, And More… [Tech News Digest]

18th August, 2014

Also, Windows 9 edges closer, Bill Gates gets wet, P.T. is a scarefest, making GIFS on YouTube, and GoPro cat is epic.

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How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? [MakeUseOf Poll]

17th August, 2014

Do you even know how many Facebook Pages you have liked in all your years on the social network? Keep that question in mind as you read this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.

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Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

17th August, 2014

Technology is the source for many new words. If you are a geek and a word lover, you will love these ten that were added to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]

15th August, 2014

The great and good from the tech world douse themselves, YouTube looks better on your TV, IFTTT adds Giphy GIFs, Tom Hanks releases free typewriter app, and judging people by what they watch on Netflix.

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The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]

14th August, 2014

Also, Samsung unveils new Galaxy Alpha, Twitter gives verified users the VIP treatment, Reddit cracks down on journalists using and abusing it, and the most stunning timelapse video you’re ever likely to see.

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What Is The First Website You Remember Viewing? [We Ask You]

14th August, 2014

The web is now 25 years old, but we want to know: where did your online adventure begin?

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Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

13th August, 2014

Apple’s tribute to Robin Williams, Samsung’s VR headset looks like Google Cardboard, Google opens Classroom to all teachers, OnePlus pulls sexist contest after condemnation, and video explains why you suck at video games.

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12 Things To Do When A Website Goes Offline [We Ask You Results]

13th August, 2014

We have 12 alternative ideas of what to do, all suggested by unbelievably supportive (and gorgeous and glamorous) MakeUseOf readers.