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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.