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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The Right To Be Forgotten Is No Big Deal [We Ask You Results]

28th May, 2014

We asked you — Do You Want The Right To Be Forgotten? Do people have strong feelings one way or another? Read on to find out.

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#YesAllWomen Hashtag, LulzSec FBI Hacking, Watch Dogs Release [Tech News Digest]

27th May, 2014

The #YesAllWomen hashtag, the LulzSec FBI informant, the release of Watch Dogs, VirusTotal Uploader on OS X, Oculus Rift gets a Second Life, Any.do on the Web, and kids react to old computers.

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Surface Pro 3 Reviews, Happy Google Employees, Free Amazon Fire TVs [Tech News Digest]

26th May, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 reviews, an update on Apple buying Beats, Google keeps its employees happy, free Amazon Fire TVs, the PlayStation 4 in China, Google+ Stories, and an iPhone ringtones dance track.

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What Is The Best Brand For Headphones? [MakeUseOf Poll]

25th May, 2014

There are no shortage of companies trying to convince us their headphones are the best in the world. But which brand of headphones is actually best?

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Learn New Words With The Collins Twictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

25th May, 2014

New words are being invented all the time, both online and offline. The Internet is responsible. Let’s look at a collection of new words currently vying for inclusion in the next Collins English Dictionary.

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Worthless USA Freedom Act, Facebook Privacy Defaults, Twitter Quest Attack [Tech News Digest]

23rd May, 2014

Watered-down USA Freedom Act, Facebook privacy defaults, a Chrome OS update, PlayStation 4 profits, the $99 HP 7 Plus, the death of Helium Publishing, and Quest Attack on Twitter.

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Epic eBay Hack, Nest Protect Update, Secret Android App, Apple Weed Firm [Tech News Digest]

22nd May, 2014

eBay gets hacked, Nest Protect gets updated, Secret app expands, Apple removes Weed Firm, Spotify boasts 10 million subscribers, and ‘I Got This’ should actually exist.

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Do You Want The Right To Be Forgotten? [We Ask You]

22nd May, 2014

Some consider the right to be forgotten a step in the right direction for privacy; others argue it’s at odds with freedom of expression. What do you think?

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Surface Pro 3, DuckDuckGo Update, Netflix In Europe, Facebook Ask Button [Tech News Digest]

21st May, 2014

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3, DuckDuckGo gets updated, Netflix expands into Europe, Facebook gets personal, Wii & DS owners saved by server, Wikipedia discourages anonymity, and Michael Bay explains the birds and the bees.

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10 Gadgets You Wish You Owned [We Ask You Results]

21st May, 2014

But which gadgets did you, the enlightened and enlightening MakeUseOf readership, tell us were currently high on your wishlist? Read on to find out.

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Cyber-Espionage, GoPro IPO, Virtual Rubik’s Cube, Gay Nintendo [Tech News Digest]

20th May, 2014

U.S. confronts China, GoPro eyes an IPO, Airbnb Experiences, 13 years of Apple Stores, new words in the #Twictionary, Rubik’s Cube Google Doodle, and Nintendo goes gay.

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Apple & Google Call Truce, AT&T Buys DirecTV, 3D-Printed Braille Phone [Tech News Digest]

19th May, 2014

Apple and Google call a truce, AT&T buys DirecTV, Apple gets sued, YouTube circles Twitch, the world’s first Braille phone launches, and Heathrow’s T5 is renamed Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5.

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When To Use The Mute Button On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web]

18th May, 2014

Oh, how we wish a Mute button existed in real life. There may be no way to Mute someone in the offline world, but it’s entirely possible online. Especially on Twitter.

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Killing Net Neutrality, Google Play PayPal, Hunting For Code, VR For Chickens [Tech News Digest]

16th May, 2014

FCC is killing net neutrality, Google works on a “right to be forgotten” tool, PayPal comes to Google Play, Microsoft launches Code Hunt, Outlook gets new features, Nescafe jars gain 3D-printed alarm clock lids, and virtual reality headsets for chickens.

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Google Glass For All, Xbox Live Refunds, Edward Snowden Movie, GoT DOS [Tech News Digest]

15th May, 2014

Google Glass for all, Xbox Live refunds, Edward Snowden movie, Spell Up on Chrome, Flappy Bird returns, Mozilla Webmaker Training, and Game of Thrones on DOS.