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Dave Parrack

Deputy Editor and Tech News 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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Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Travesty, iPhone 6 Mobile Wallet, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Travesty, iPhone 6 Mobile Wallet, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, MSN Messenger is done, Pixlr arrives on desktop, Flickr lands millions of copyright-free images, Nintendo unveils new 3DS games consoles, and the worst Iron Man suit ever.

01-09-2014
Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Travesty, iPhone 6 Mobile Wallet, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Random Reading: 20 Innermost Thoughts As Seen On WriteTube [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Random Reading: 20 Innermost Thoughts As Seen On WriteTube [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Random ramblings swill around in our heads looking for the nearest exit. But unless we spill the beans to someone, somewhere, they remain roving about in perpetuity. WriteTube comes to the rescue.

31-08-2014
Random Reading: 20 Innermost Thoughts As Seen On WriteTube [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Windows XP Gets Service Pack 4, Google Tests Delivery Drones, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Windows XP Gets Service Pack 4, Google Tests Delivery Drones, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, the iPhone scores a hot date, the Surface Pro 3 comes to more territories, the Coolest Cooler breaks Kickstarter record, a visual representation of the Internet, and Microsoft commissions a bizarre recruitment video.

29-08-2014
Windows XP Gets Service Pack 4, Google Tests Delivery Drones, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Apple Supersizes iPhone & iPad, Instagram Hyperlapse Turns Heads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Supersizes iPhone & iPad, Instagram Hyperlapse Turns Heads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

HP didn’t start the fire, Uber goes on lunch break, the Sounds of Street View are melodious, the sounds of typewriters typing are annoying, and reasons to never take selfies in front of people.

27-08-2014
Apple Supersizes iPhone & iPad, Instagram Hyperlapse Turns Heads, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Buys Twitch, Facebook Hates Clickbait, Night Trap Returns, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Amazon Buys Twitch, Facebook Hates Clickbait, Night Trap Returns, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Huawei hates Tizen and Windows Phone, PlayStation Home is closing its doors in Asia, Night Trap is back, and a dad destroys his son’s game collection, possibly.

26-08-2014
Amazon Buys Twitch, Facebook Hates Clickbait, Night Trap Returns, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Water Woes: 20 Of The Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Water Woes: 20 Of The Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos [Weird & Wonderful Web]

With each person who gets doused nominating three more people, the Ice Bucket Challenge has spread quickly. And we have now seen enough videos to make a list of the best so far. Enjoy it.

24-08-2014
Water Woes: 20 Of The Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Google Tackles Piracy Problem, Buy An iPhone For Under A Dollar, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Tackles Piracy Problem, Buy An iPhone For Under A Dollar, And More… [Tech News Digest]

SoundCloud starts selling advertising, Oculix brings Netflix to the Oculus Rift, Secret dinner parties exposed, the reason Google’s self-driving cars can exceed the speed limit, and why two fish are playing Street Fighter.

21-08-2014
Google Tackles Piracy Problem, Buy An iPhone For Under A Dollar, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Faces New Critics, Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Faces New Critics, Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Twitter deals with the dead, an (almost) non-existent smartphone bezel, Netflix pays the price, HitchBOT completes his journey, and an insane (possibly fake) viral video phenomenon.

20-08-2014
Google Faces New Critics, Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Is Coming For Your Children, Facebook Starts Tagging Satire, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Is Coming For Your Children, Facebook Starts Tagging Satire, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, the HP Stream 14 is revealed, YouTube Music Key is teased, Murdoch compares Google to the NSA, Reddit lands on Xbox One, and Flappy Bird makes way for Swing Copters.

19-08-2014
Google Is Coming For Your Children, Facebook Starts Tagging Satire, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Technology is the source for many new words. If you are a geek and a word lover, you will love these ten that were added to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

17-08-2014
Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]
When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]

The great and good from the tech world douse themselves, YouTube looks better on your TV, IFTTT adds Giphy GIFs, Tom Hanks releases free typewriter app, and judging people by what they watch on Netflix.

15-08-2014
When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]
The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Samsung unveils new Galaxy Alpha, Twitter gives verified users the VIP treatment, Reddit cracks down on journalists using and abusing it, and the most stunning timelapse video you’re ever likely to see.

14-08-2014
The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Apple’s tribute to Robin Williams, Samsung’s VR headset looks like Google Cardboard, Google opens Classroom to all teachers, OnePlus pulls sexist contest after condemnation, and video explains why you suck at video games.

13-08-2014
Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Cortana is being baked right into Windows 9, the FCC announces net neutrality round table discussions, Microsoft unveils a $25 Nokia feature phone, and discover what happens when you Like everything on Facebook.

12-08-2014
Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Windows Phone hits 300,000 apps milestone, YouTube stars are insanely popular among teenagers, Microsoft creates hyperlapse videos, Facebook bans begging for Likes, and Big Brother is listening via your bag of chips.

11-08-2014
Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]

It’s time to play a game. It isn’t one you’ll be familiar with, because we’ve just invented it to give you an entertaining excuse for spring cleaning your Twitter.

10-08-2014
Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Twitch begins silencing videos, Netflix overtakes HBO, Google adds university campuses to Street View, Microsoft reminds us how terrible things were in 1994, and Kanye West asks the question on everyone’s lips.

08-08-2014
Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Google makes it easier to unsubscribe from emails, Microsoft is losing big money on tablets, AOL dial-up still exists, argument over monkey selfie, and The Nostalgia Machine audibly takes you back in time.

07-08-2014
Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Apple and Samsung call a truce over patents, UberPool matches ridesharing passengers, Justin.tv shuts down, the potato salad Kickstarter comes to an end, and how to make 8-bit art.

06-08-2014
Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, in-flight cellphone calls may be banned, Windows XP is hanging on for dear life, Flappy Bird returns, an update on HitchBOT, and how iCEnhancer 3.0 makes GTA IV look better than GTA V.

05-08-2014
Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]