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Dave Parrack

Deputy Editor / Joined 2 December, 2011

Dave Parrack is a British writer with a fascination for all things tech. With over 10 years experience writing for online publications, he's now a Deputy Editor at MakeUseOf.

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10 Of The Best Funny Cat Tumblrs To Fulfil Your Feline Fetish

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10 Of The Best Funny Cat Tumblrs To Fulfil Your Feline Fetish

It’s time for me to come out as a cat lover. I cannot hold it in any longer, I love the little furballs, especially my own little furball of joy that cuddles up to me when it’s cold and looks at me longingly when he wants feeding. Which is all the time. Thankfully I’m not alone in my adoration of the feline species. You may have noticed that cats make up a huge part of the Web, with multiple websites, memes, vlogs, and picture blogs all dedicated to them.

16-08-2012
10 Of The Best Funny Cat Tumblrs To Fulfil Your Feline Fetish
Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion]

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Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion]

We all make mistakes from time to time. It’s natural, a part of life, a learning curve which we use to better ourselves. Typos are no exception. They happen often, and if writing forms a big part of your life, whether for your job or for sheer entertainment, typos can be a tiresome subject matter that can get you down when they’re pointed out to you. Repeatedly.

09-08-2012
Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion]
5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube

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5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube

Believe it or not there was a time when YouTube wasn’t the daddy of all online video sites. It was instead merely just one of a number that was offering ordinary people the chance to share their videos on the Internet. Now it’s difficult to see past YouTube, at least in terms of user-generated content. There are of course the big media sites such as Hulu and Netflix, but YouTube is such a strong contender.

08-08-2012
5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube
To Buy Or Not To Buy? – 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos

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To Buy Or Not To Buy? – 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos

The Nexus 7 is Google’s first foray into the tablet market. There have already been a host of tablets that have utilized Android as their operating system of choice, but this one is made by Asus and branded by Google. It is therefore a flagship device designed to show off Android to its full potential. The Apple iPad has so far owned the tablet market, but the Nexus 7 has now entered the fray in a big, bold way.

08-08-2012
To Buy Or Not To Buy? – 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos
5 YouTube Channels for Must-See Movie Reviews

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5 YouTube Channels for Must-See Movie Reviews

The majority of us like watching movies. Sure, the genres we love differ, but there’s still little better than losing yourself in a different world packed with a story, a setting, and characters for a couple of hours. The problem is there are so many movies to choose from, with new ones being released each and every week. So what to see?!

02-08-2012
5 YouTube Channels for Must-See Movie Reviews
Quit Smoking By Yourself With These 5 Websites

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Quit Smoking By Yourself With These 5 Websites

Quitting smoking will change your life and could potentially save it too. Unfortunately it’s easier said than done. Cigarettes are highly addictive, which is why quitting tends to involve a process rather than just suddenly stopping. The majority of smokers express a desire to quit, but when it comes to actually putting their money where their mouth is things change.

01-08-2012
Quit Smoking By Yourself With These 5 Websites
8 TV Shows All Geeks Should Have Watched

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8 TV Shows All Geeks Should Have Watched

Geeks are fairly well represented on television. Sure, some shows – even those listed below – are aimed at the mainstream and therefore represent geeks as being spotty, scruffy ne’er-do-wells that live in their parents’ basements, but in general geeks are shown as role models or important people who give something positive to society. Which, as geeks ourselves, we all know we do.

01-08-2012
8 TV Shows All Geeks Should Have Watched
5 Quality Headphones That Cost Less Than $50

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5 Quality Headphones That Cost Less Than $50

Owning a quality pair of headphones is very important for anyone who wants or needs to listen to music by themselves on a regular basis. In fact, they’re more important than the device actually playing the music itself, whether it be a home stereo system, an mp3 player, or a smartphone. A decent pair of headphones can make up for a trashy player.

26-07-2012
5 Quality Headphones That Cost Less Than $50
10 Essential Websites For Visiting London

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10 Essential Websites For Visiting London

London is a great city to visit. I should know, having lived on the outskirts of it for 30 years before I upped sticks and headed north to Manchester, another great British city. London is always a hotspot of tourism, with a long history told through the buildings, a great many attractions, and the good ol’ Royal Family that is more beloved by tourists than the people they rule over.

25-07-2012
10 Essential Websites For Visiting London
5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming]

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5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming]

Many modern video games play out like movies, with strong storylines, fleshed-out characters, and action sequences that surely give even Michael Bay pause for thought. And yet when it comes to actually making movies from video games, Hollywood and its film-making sister cities around the world have failed spectacularly. There are some video game movie adaptations worth watching, but most end up pleasing neither film buffs or gamers.

19-07-2012
5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming]
10 Of The Funniest Hitler Reaction Videos (Downfall Parodies) Featuring Technology

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10 Of The Funniest Hitler Reaction Videos (Downfall Parodies) Featuring Technology

Downfall, or Der Untergang in German, is a film detailing the last days of World War II in April and May of 1945. It’s an often uncomfortable portrayal of a dictator facing the end; of the war, of his beliefs, of his life. Unfathomably a meme around a particular scene from Downfall has propagated on the InterWebs like wildfire. It takes the German-spoken video of Hitler being told all hope is lost but places English subtitles over the top suggesting what is being said.

18-07-2012
10 Of The Funniest Hitler Reaction Videos (Downfall Parodies) Featuring Technology
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