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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Skype Offers Universal Translator, Facebook Stops Accepting ‘Users’ [Tech News Digest]

16th December, 2014

Also, Indiegogo Life launches, Valve bans Hatred, Google Wallet splits the bill, and teens react to Mega Man.

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IsoHunt Resurrects The Pirate Bay, Mr Hoverboard Copies Marty McFly [Tech News Digest]

15th December, 2014

Also, Facebook dumps Bing, PS Plus & Xbox Live are worth the money, Apple releases holiday ad, a clock full of tweets, and the new trailer for Blackhat.

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Should Coding Be Taught In Schools? [MakeUseOf Poll]

14th December, 2014

Should coding and all the various elements that go with it be a part of the school curriculum? We want to know your thoughts on the teaching of programming in schools.

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YouTube Rewind: The Biggest & Best Videos Of 2014 [Weird & Wonderful Web]

14th December, 2014

YouTube has revealed the biggest and best videos posted during 2014. And we have them all for you, right here, right now.

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Zuckerberg Dislikes Facebook Dislikes, Ed Sheeran Praises Spotify [Tech News Digest]

12th December, 2014

Also, Lenovo recalls cables, the Xbox One beats the PS4, Spotify listens to your friends, and Star Wars fan reacting to the new trailer get parodied.

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What Is The Geekiest Thing You Have Ever Done? [We Ask You]

12th December, 2014

We’re keen to hear all about your journeys into the geekiest of geeky territories. You geeks!

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New Google Cardboard Apps, BitTorrent Browser Maelstrom [Tech News Digest]

11th December, 2014

Also, Minecraft lands on Windows Phone, 4K lands on Amazon Instant Video, custom genders land on Google+, and a look back at 2014 in gaming.

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Nerd Nostalgia: MakeUseOf Remembers Geeky Gifts From The Past

11th December, 2014

While looking forwards is ultimately positive, occasionally looking back can also be a good thing. Nostalgic nerdgasms now!

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Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Release, The Pirate Bay Goes Offline [Tech News Digest]

10th December, 2014

Also, Amazon lets you haggle, Wikipedia blasts off into space, get SimCity 2000 for free, and discover Bill Gates’ best books of 2014.

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Netflix Plans World Domination, Facebook Improves Search Options [Tech News Digest]

9th December, 2014

Also, President Obama learns to code, Google releases Android Studio 1.0, using copyrighted music on YouTube videos, and 3D-printing The Imperial March.

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Zuckerberg Defends Free Facebook, Cortana On Windows 10, & More… [Tech News Digest]

8th December, 2014

Also, 12 days of Microsoft deals, Digital Einstein goes live, Uncharted 4 gameplay footage, 3D-printing a lightsaber, and breaking Track & Field records.

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Have You Ever Used A Crowdfunding Website? [MakeUseOf Poll]

7th December, 2014

This week’s MakeUseOf Poll is all about your experiences of using crowdfunding websites, AKA giving your money to complete and utter strangers.

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The Farce Awakens: 11 Parodies Of The New Star Wars VII Trailer [Weird & Wonderful Web]

7th December, 2014

Star Wars is back in a big, bad way, which gave Internet auteurs ample opportunity to create their own versions of the trailer for The Force Awakens.

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Amazon Elements Is Ethical, Woz Debunks Apple Origin Myth, & More… [Tech News Digest]

5th December, 2014

Also, get three months of Spotify Premium for 99 cents, play Breakout on your Nintendo 3DS, and how Gangnam Style broke YouTube.

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Google Comes For Your Children, Spotify Details Your Year In Music, & More…[Tech News Digest]

4th December, 2014

Also, Bing Pulse polls audiences, Google fixes CAPTCHAs, eBay opens Innovators Collective, and a Freaks & Geeks YouTube adventure.