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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How Would You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse? [We Ask You]

15th January, 2015

Are you prepared? Or are you, like so many other ignoramuses, completely blanking the impending danger from your mind? Wake up and smell the corpses, dear boys and girls.

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Obama Plans Faster Internet For All, Facebook Pushes AMBER Alerts [Tech News Digest]

14th January, 2015

President Obama wants faster Internet, Facebook adds AMBER Alerts, Microsoft ends Scroogled, Grand Theft Auto V on PC gets delayed again, Ship Your Enemies Glitter, and why you should consider disconnecting from Facebook & Twitter.

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15 Things We Want To See Happen To Technology In 2015

14th January, 2015

In which direction, we wondered, do you want technology to go in 2015? We asked, you answered, and here are the results of our discussions.

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UK Plan Bans Whatsapp & Snapchat, ISIS Hacks Military Command [Tech News Digest]

13th January, 2015

The British Prime Minister goes to war on privacy, ISIS hacks into military command, Google cuts Jelly Bean users loose, 80% of adults own a smartphone, Disney releases BeachBot, and a Choose Your Own Adventure story on Twitter. David Cameron Hates Privacy British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to ban apps that ensure user privacy […]

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Microsoft Complains About Google, Spotify Switches To Mobile, & More [Tech News Digest]

12th January, 2015

Microsoft falls out with Google, Spotify gets more mobile, Nintendo quits Brazil, Apple increases app prices, the Flappy Bird arcade cabinet, and there’s no escaping the zombie apocalypse.