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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Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

25th July, 2014

Also, Google has (probably) acquired Twitch for $1 billion, the Destiny beta is now open to everyone, Oyster comes to browsers, watching Sharknado 2 will affect your Philips Hue, and Apple fanboys are easily fooled.

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Hackers Steal StubHub Millions, Apple Defends iOS Backdoors, And More… [Tech News Digest]

24th July, 2014

Also, Moto X gets digital tattoos, Reddit Live goes live, Uber returns to Windows Phone, Yahoo offers to let people know when you die, and Samsung starts mocking the iPhone 6 even before it’s announced.

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Have Smartphones Rendered Everything Obsolete? [We Ask You]

24th July, 2014

Point and shoot cameras, MP3 players, alarm clocks, GPS systems, and wristwatches – all replaced. What’s next?

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Amazon Fire Phone Reviews, Microsoft Focuses On Windows 9, And More… [Tech News Digest]

23rd July, 2014

Also, a security vulnerability in Tor is kept secret, William Shatner boldly goes where no celebrity has gone before by reviewing Facebook Mentions, and Japan dreams of a 2020 Olympic Games for robots.

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Where Are All The Quality Kickstarters? [We Ask You Results]

23rd July, 2014

We asked you, What Is Your Favorite Kickstarter Of All Time? You didn’t have a lot to say on the matter.

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Apple Is Spying On You, Facebook Launches Pocket Rival, And More… [Tech News Digest]

22nd July, 2014

Netflix hits 50 million subscribers despite price hike, Windows 9 Start menu is revealed, the Dota 2 gamers worth a cool $5 million, a sidewalk lane just for smartphone users, and the first trailer for The Imitation Game.

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Chrome Is Killing Your Battery, Chatroulette For Stoners, And More… [Tech News Digest]

21st July, 2014

Chromebooks find success in schools, Netflix hides your embarrassing taste in movies, Fonhandle is a handle for your phone, David Mitchell tells a tale via Twitter, and Push Me Pull You features mad multiplayer.

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What Will Be Your Next Computer Purchase? [MakeUseOf Poll]

20th July, 2014

A computer is often the hub of the home. Despite the ubiquitousness of smartphones and tablets, most people still turn to their trusty computer when it’s available to them. Which makes any decision over a future computer purchase one that cannot be rushed. You need to think long and hard about the next computer you’ll […]

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Discover Interesting Content With 5 Ways To Randomize The Internet [Weird & Wonderful Web]

20th July, 2014

Why stick to the same corners of the Web? By taking advantage of the many ways we can randomize the Internet, it’s possible to open up new pathways and find interesting content.

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Nokia Drops Android Phones, Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs, And More… [Tech News Digest]

18th July, 2014

Bing joins Google in offering the “right to be forgotten,” Facebook likes celebrities more than you, Edward Snowden hates Dropbox, sales of Xbox One double, and Amazon releases the first advert for Fire Phone.

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Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited, Driverless Cars Are Lethal Weapons, And More… [Tech News Digest]

17th July, 2014

Apple and IBM get into bed, BlackBerry’s getting its own virtual personal assistant, former dictator is suing over a Call Of Duty game, and Futurama is reimagined in 3D, with truly eye-popping results.

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What Is Your Favorite Kickstarter Of All Time? [We Ask You]

17th July, 2014

We need your help, via this week’s We Ask You, in compiling a list of your favorite Kickstarters of all time.

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Portable Perfections You Must Play: The 10 Best PSP Games Of All Time

16th July, 2014

What PlayStation Portable games are absolutely essential? We have answered that question for you, with a list of the 10 best PSP games of all time.

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Google Unmasks Elite Hackers, iPads Can Give You Rashes, And More… [Tech News Digest]

16th July, 2014

Hidden From Google tracks blocked search results, naming rules relaxed on Google+, Oculus cancels Rift DK2 pre-orders over eBay sales, the story behind one man’s Wikipedia bot, and Weird Al details Word Crimes.

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10 Reasons Why People Still Use Facebook [We Ask You Results]

16th July, 2014

The main reason people still use Facebook is because everyone else uses it. Go figure.