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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What Retro Gadget Would You Still Buy Today? [We Ask You]

12th February, 2015

There are some gadgets that remain appealing despite being old and outdated. It doesn’t matter how crusty and unloved they may be, we still want to own one for ourselves.

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Google Now Answers Health Questions, RapidShare Shuts Down [Tech News Digest]

11th February, 2015

Google has health concerns, RapidShare goes offline, Forbes hacks readers, Flipboard flips switch on Web, Scribd adds comic books, and teenagers react to the Nintendo Power Glove.

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20 Essential Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

11th February, 2015

Twitter is only as good as the people you follow. Literally. Thankfully, there are at least 20 essential Twitter accounts everybody should follow. Read on to find out what they are.

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Buy a OnePlus One Without an Invite, Your Samsung TV is Listening [Tech News Digest]

10th February, 2015

It’s OnePlus One Tuesday, Samsung is listening, Windows 10 due to be finished in June, Imgur Pro is now free, Spot the robot dog, and Uber Seize steals cars.

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Google Launches Virtual Genius Bar, Phishing the Anthem Hack Victims [Tech News Digest]

9th February, 2015

Google offers virtual tech help, from hacked to phished, free money for Chromecast owners, Evolve’s launch-day patch, Am I Going Down?, and Android promises Friends Furever.

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Which Apple Products Do You Currently Own? [MakeUseOf Poll]

8th February, 2015

Apple fanboyism is alive and well. In fact, it may be stronger than ever, with more people under Apple’s spell now than at any time in its history. Let’s test that theory.

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Why Musicians Really Hate Spotify, Swatch Teases Smartwatch Plans [Tech News Digest]

6th February, 2015

Where the Spotify money goes, the new Swatch smartwatch, Google Glass reborn, Madonna goes mad on Snapchat, watch old TV shows for free, and watch old people react to virtual reality porn.

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The FCC Preserves Net Neutrality, Hackers Attack Health Insurer [Tech News Digest]

5th February, 2015

Net Neutrality rules, Anthem suffers health setback, BT buys EE, tweets on Google, Netflix lands in Japan, and the biggest Super Bowl commercials get remade in LEGO.

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What Twitter Accounts Should Everybody Follow? [We Ask You]

5th February, 2015

If you don’t follow anyone, then Twitter is a pretty lonely place, and using Twitter is absolutely pointless. In other words, following people is essential. But who should you follow?

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Facebook Can Cause Depression, Pocket Points Bribes Students [Tech News Digest]

4th February, 2015

Getting depressed over Facebook, bribing students to learn, converting real books into ebooks, the Humble Star Wars Bundle, mourning Monty Oum, and HTC gets into the rap game.

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15 Unmissable Video Games You Need to Play in 2015

4th February, 2015

All of these games are due to be released in 2015, meaning this is a list of games you should definitely be keeping an eye out for between now and the beginning of next year.

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Uber Develops Self-Driving Cars, Twitter Unveils Instant Timeline [Tech News Digest]

3rd February, 2015

Uber takes on Google, Twitter helps new users, RadioShack looks to shut up shop, Adobe PaintCan helps you draw, Bayonetta comes to your browser, and Mr. Selfie ignores everybody.

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The Best Super Bowl Commercials 2015, Upgrading The Raspberry Pi [Tech News Digest]

2nd February, 2015

The 2015 Super Bowl ads, Raspberry Pi upgrades, Joystiq and TUAW get canned, Google Earth Pro free, Madden 2015 knows the score, and The Simpsons gets pixelated.

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Hell Has Frozen Over: The Best Let It Go Covers of All Time [Weird & Wonderful Web]

1st February, 2015

I personally think it’s time to let Let It Go go. But, to achieve that impossible dream we clearly have to give this over-hyped song a fitting send-off.

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Broadband Is Getting Faster, Super Bowl XLIX Is A No Drone Zone [Tech News Digest]

30th January, 2015

The need for speed, droning on about the Super Bowl, creating GIFS with Imgur, building playlists with Retrojam, the Mophie Super Bowl commercial, and surfing the Net like it’s 1999.