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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Facebook Goes Down for an Hour, As Drone Crashes into White House [Tech News Digest]

27th January, 2015

Facebook suffers outage, drone crashes into White House, Microsoft announces financials, Nest replaces Dropcams, Funny or Die thinks weather is funny, and the BMW ad celebrating ignorance.


Google Warns the Internet Will Disappear, the Future of Cyanogen [Tech News Digest]

26th January, 2015

Google predicts that the Internet will disappear, the future of Cyanogen, Malaysia Airlines gets hacked, Expedia buys Travelocity, and the 1995 Facebook TV commercial that never was.


Which Technology Company Do You Love The Most? [MakeUseOf Poll]

25th January, 2015

Love is a wonderful thing. But is it still wonderful when we express our love for a particular gadget or service, or the company responsible? Let’s find out via the MakeUseOf Poll.


Dissecting the 25 Worst Passwords in the World [Weird & Wonderful Web]

25th January, 2015

There are many simple ways to create easy to remember, but difficult to break passwords. But not everyone gets it. As this list of the weakest passwords prove, it is a large tribe.


Microsoft Wants To Be Loved, Kim Dotcom Launches MegaChat [Tech News Digest]

23rd January, 2015

Microsoft needs some loving, Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat, Apple Watches your battery die, Ello adds media embeds, Amazon becomes Transparent, and old people play GTA V.


Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10, HoloLens, Cortana On PC & More… [Tech News Digest]

22nd January, 2015

Microsoft reveals the future, with Windows 10, HoloLens, Cortana, and Spartan, BlackBerry wants app neutrality, Twitter launches While You Were Away, The Elder Scrolls Online is set free, and LittleBigPlanet does Game Of Thrones.


What Would You Include In The Perfect Smartphone? [We Ask You]

22nd January, 2015

There may never be such a thing as a perfect smartphone, but that won’t stop us trying to build one. At least on paper. Won’t you help us. Please?


The State Of The Union Online, Facebook Promises Fewer Hoaxes [Tech News Digest]

21st January, 2015

The State Of The Union debuts online, Facebook reduces hoaxes, Netflix plans to expand, Wavelength waves goodbye, get Theme Hospital for free, and watch the trailer for Unfriended.


How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

21st January, 2015

Whether you personally believe that the zombie apocalypse is long overdue or that it’s never going to happen, doesn’t it pay to be prepared?


The U.S. Hacked North Korea First, Google Gets Lost In SpaceX [Tech News Digest]

20th January, 2015

The U.S. is accused of hacking North Korea, Google is investing in SpaceX, Amazon is making movies, Lizard Squad gets hacked, TextBlade shrinks keyboards, and beating Mario at his own game.


Hackers Start World War III, US & UK Trade In Online Attacks [Tech News Digest]

19th January, 2015

Hackers create fake news headlines, launching cyber war games, Windows Phone gets Lumia Denim, Be My Eyes helps blind people, no more free iTunes singles, and Jimmy Kimmel asks “What Is Your Password?”


If You Were Google, What Would You Do With Google Glass? [MakeUseOf Poll]

18th January, 2015

Google is shuttering the Explorer program, taking control of the project away from Google X, and deciding which direction to take Google Glass from here. Perhaps you have the answer.


What Not To Say On A First Date: The Best #5WordsToRuinADate Tweets [Weird & Wonderful Web]

18th January, 2015

It really doesn’t take much to ruin a date. A misreading of the signals, and your potential partner will likely sneak out the nearest exit as soon as your back is turned.


Google Glass Goes On Hiatus, Legally Share Movies Via Wavelength [Tech News Digest]

16th January, 2015

Google Glass is dead, Wavelength offers free movies, KeySweeper spies on keyboards, using Facebook at Work, YouTube interviews Obama, and an iPhone 6 doesn’t get lost in space.


Samsung Buying BlackBerry Denials, Google Reveals Project Ara Prototype [Tech News Digest]

15th January, 2015

Samsung wants BlackBerry, Google reveals Project Ara, Facebook restricts violence, Lightroom Mobile on Android, MySpace isn’t dead, and why you should never rely on your smartphone alarm.