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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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Router Limits Kids’ Internet Time, Facebook Knows How To Party, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Router Limits Kids’ Internet Time, Facebook Knows How To Party, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Android Wear apps added to Google Play, Samsung ends plasma TV production, BIC needs you to create the universal typeface font, Cortana predicts the results of the 2014 World Cup, and the Transformers ditch Michael Bay.

04-07-2014
Router Limits Kids’ Internet Time, Facebook Knows How To Party, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Conducts Hundreds Of Experiments, Google Bans Porn, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Facebook Conducts Hundreds Of Experiments, Google Bans Porn, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Fallout from the “right to be forgotten,” Yahoo kills several unheard of services, Google launches Project Ara beta, Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over GTA V character, and Tetris gets played on a T-shirt.

03-07-2014
Facebook Conducts Hundreds Of Experiments, Google Bans Porn, And More… [Tech News Digest]
The NSA Can Spy On Almost Everybody, Google Buys Songza, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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The NSA Can Spy On Almost Everybody, Google Buys Songza, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Online book sales have overtaken retail book sales, the UK is investigating the Facebook experiment, IFTTT makes Yo useful, Oculus Rift experiment gives third-person perspective, and Google tests our general knowledge with Smarty Pins.

02-07-2014
The NSA Can Spy On Almost Everybody, Google Buys Songza, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Kills Orkut & Quickoffice, Yahoo Saves Community, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Google Kills Orkut & Quickoffice, Yahoo Saves Community, And More… [Tech News Digest]

UK cinemas preemptively ban Google Glass, Reading Rainbow breaks Kickstarter popularity contest, Emojli chat app made for emoji masters, ‘Yo, Hodor’ adds Hodor to Yo, and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare gets an honest trailer.

01-07-2014
Google Kills Orkut & Quickoffice, Yahoo Saves Community, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Experiments On Users, Having Sex With Your iPad, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Facebook Experiments On Users, Having Sex With Your iPad, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, The Internet’s Own Boy is worth watching, BlackBerry invites us to check our facts, Photoshop Express lands on Windows Phone, binge-watching is bad, and Apple paints the iPhone as an extra parent.

30-06-2014
Facebook Experiments On Users, Having Sex With Your iPad, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Biting Satire: The 20 Best Tweets About Luis Suarez’ World Cup Bite [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Biting Satire: The 20 Best Tweets About Luis Suarez’ World Cup Bite [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Were you as shocked by Suarez biting Chiellini as the rest of the world? Is it destined to be the biggest talking point of the whole of the 2014 World Cup? Twitter thinks so.

29-06-2014
Biting Satire: The 20 Best Tweets About Luis Suarez’ World Cup Bite [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Your USB Charger Wants To Kill You, Download Android 5.0 Now, and More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Your USB Charger Wants To Kill You, Download Android 5.0 Now, and More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, the MPAA popularizes a resource for sharing movies, YouTube spoils content creators, Google Cardboard clones are now available, Uber offers weddings on demand, and Monty Python does a silly walk all over your smartphone.

27-06-2014
Your USB Charger Wants To Kill You, Download Android 5.0 Now, and More… [Tech News Digest]
Google I/O Reveals Android Is Everywhere, Aereo Loses Big Fight, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Google I/O Reveals Android Is Everywhere, Aereo Loses Big Fight, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Microsoft could be planning to give Windows 9 away for free, Europe is halving mobile roaming charges, Rock Simulator 2014 has arrived to blow your mind, and CollegeHumor demonstrates how the Internet has killed attention spans.

26-06-2014
Google I/O Reveals Android Is Everywhere, Aereo Loses Big Fight, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Your Car Could Soon Drive Itself, Facebook Has Big Plans For Oculus, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Your Car Could Soon Drive Itself, Facebook Has Big Plans For Oculus, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Google Glass has been given a boost in specs, Forget.me simplifies Google’s “right to be forgotten” process, Opera 24 has been released for Linux, and the truth behind overtly happy Facebook status updates.

25-06-2014
Your Car Could Soon Drive Itself, Facebook Has Big Plans For Oculus, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Has A Domain Just For You, Science Makes Light Of Time Travel, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Google Has A Domain Just For You, Science Makes Light Of Time Travel, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Parking apps battle each other and the law in San Francisco, Google Glass lands in the UK, Second Life is being rebuilt from the ground up, and British Airways introduces Slow TV to some flights.

24-06-2014
Google Has A Domain Just For You, Science Makes Light Of Time Travel, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Finding Secret Keys In Android Apps, Heartbleed Heartache, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Finding Secret Keys In Android Apps, Heartbleed Heartache, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Google’s Nest buys Dropcam to monitor your home, Google launches Made With Code to inspire girls to program, Yo woz haxored, and the tangled earphones mystery is solved by science.

23-06-2014
Finding Secret Keys In Android Apps, Heartbleed Heartache, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]

BlackBerry posts surprise profit, Valve launches Steam Summer Sale, a U.S. college offers athletic scholarships to professional gamers, eBay Valet sells your unwanted stuff for you, and Conan O’Brien shows off at E3 2014.

20-06-2014
Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Twitter adds support for animated GIFs, a new glitch is found in Super Mario Bros. 30 years after release, HitchBOT prepares to travel across Canada, and a first-person cat simulator on Kickstarter.

19-06-2014
Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]
YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]

World’s largest collection of video games for $750k, Microsoft slashes price of Surface Pro 2, hundreds of new emoji are unveiled, and OK Go insist The Writing’s On The Wall with optical illusions.

18-06-2014
YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]
How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]

The Supreme Court discusses threats made on social media, Wikipedia changes its terms of service, IKEA bullies IKEAHackers out of business, Close Castles is your next addiction, and Facebook Messenger gets a Big Like, literally.

17-06-2014
How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]

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Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Facebook is tracking you for advertising purposes, Bitcoin gains its first mining monopoly, Apple recalls iPhone chargers, Pinterest’s spam hack attack, Steamboy is a handheld Steam machine, and Amazon adds eBook audio.

16-06-2014
Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Don’t Tear Up On Clickbait — Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Don’t Tear Up On Clickbait — Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web]

You will have clicked on clickbait at some point, whether or not you’re aware of having done so. The practice has recently evolved into something much more insidious and annoying. Enter ClickHole.

13-06-2014
Don’t Tear Up On Clickbait — Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Dodgy DDoS Attacks On Feedly & Evernote, Epic Uber Protests Across Europe [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Dodgy DDoS Attacks On Feedly & Evernote, Epic Uber Protests Across Europe [Tech News Digest]

Dodgy DDoS attacks, epic Uber protests, an annoying XSS vulnerability, Amazon vs. Warner Home Video, free SwiftKey for Android, Chromecast support for VLC, and an amazing iPhone music video.

12-06-2014
Dodgy DDoS Attacks On Feedly & Evernote, Epic Uber Protests Across Europe [Tech News Digest]