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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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.


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.


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.


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.


Bill Gates is Worried About AI, Follow Super Bowl XLIX on Facebook [Tech News Digest]

29th January, 2015

Bill Gates is scared of robots, Facebook goes all-in for Super Bowl XLIX, Spotify comes to PlayStation, GoPro goes slow-mo, Louis CK loves the Internet, and a mind-blowing Unreal Engine 4 demo.


What Video Games Are You Keen To Play In 2015? [We Ask You]

29th January, 2015

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is sorting the wheat from the chaff and telling us which game or games you’re especially looking forward to playing in the coming months.


Apple Makes Biggest Profit Ever, The Pirate Bay Rises from the Ashes [Tech News Digest]

28th January, 2015

Everything is awesome for Apple, The Pirate Bay returns, hotels told not to block WiFi, YouTube dumps Flash, Grim Fandango Remastered arrives, and Budweiser transforms guy into Pac-Man.


Building the Perfect Smartphone

28th January, 2015

Smartphones are improving all the time. However, the perfect smartphone doesn’t yet exist. Which is a problem we’re seeking to remedy.


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?