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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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Chrome Is Killing Your Battery, Chatroulette For Stoners, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Chrome Is Killing Your Battery, Chatroulette For Stoners, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Chromebooks find success in schools, Netflix hides your embarrassing taste in movies, Fonhandle is a handle for your phone, David Mitchell tells a tale via Twitter, and Push Me Pull You features mad multiplayer.

21-07-2014
Chrome Is Killing Your Battery, Chatroulette For Stoners, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Nokia Drops Android Phones, Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Nokia Drops Android Phones, Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Bing joins Google in offering the “right to be forgotten,” Facebook likes celebrities more than you, Edward Snowden hates Dropbox, sales of Xbox One double, and Amazon releases the first advert for Fire Phone.

18-07-2014
Nokia Drops Android Phones, Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited, Driverless Cars Are Lethal Weapons, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited, Driverless Cars Are Lethal Weapons, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Apple and IBM get into bed, BlackBerry’s getting its own virtual personal assistant, former dictator is suing over a Call Of Duty game, and Futurama is reimagined in 3D, with truly eye-popping results.

17-07-2014
Amazon Testing Kindle Unlimited, Driverless Cars Are Lethal Weapons, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Unmasks Elite Hackers, iPads Can Give You Rashes, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Unmasks Elite Hackers, iPads Can Give You Rashes, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Hidden From Google tracks blocked search results, naming rules relaxed on Google+, Oculus cancels Rift DK2 pre-orders over eBay sales, the story behind one man’s Wikipedia bot, and Weird Al details Word Crimes.

16-07-2014
Google Unmasks Elite Hackers, iPads Can Give You Rashes, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Cheap Windows Laptops For All, Spies Manipulating The Internet, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Cheap Windows Laptops For All, Spies Manipulating The Internet, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Web companies fight for net neutrality, Sotheby’s and eBay join forces, scientists have too much time on their hands, a reason to buy a smartwatch, and proof that cancelling Comcast is a complete nightmare.

15-07-2014
Cheap Windows Laptops For All, Spies Manipulating The Internet, And More… [Tech News Digest]
New Raspberry Pi B+ Released, FCC Tallies Net Neutrality Comments, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

New Raspberry Pi B+ Released, FCC Tallies Net Neutrality Comments, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters before Apple sale, Hulu nabs South Park, Twitter tracks Wikipedia edits from politicians, Amazon trolls the French government, and an honest game trailer for Minecraft.

14-07-2014
New Raspberry Pi B+ Released, FCC Tallies Net Neutrality Comments, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web]

The success of crowdfunded innovations has attracted the brilliant…and also the inane and insane. Here are 10 of the absolute worst Kickstarter campaigns we could find. Watch them because they are comedy gold.

13-07-2014
Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Microsoft Changes Outlined In Memo, Amazon Drones On To FAA, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Changes Outlined In Memo, Amazon Drones On To FAA, And More… [Tech News Digest]

UK government restores data retention powers, Verizon and Netflix continue war of words, Cortana predicts World Cup winners, Netflix advertises the best job ever, and Kelsey Grammer is a grammar Nazi, but only on Twitter.

11-07-2014
Microsoft Changes Outlined In Memo, Amazon Drones On To FAA, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Apple Loses Siri Patent Case, When Uber Drivers Go Bad, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Loses Siri Patent Case, When Uber Drivers Go Bad, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Aereo uses recent Supreme Court ruling to its favor, Chromecast gets an AirPlay-like update, Spotify is finally coming to Canada, you WILL want RocketSkates, and a YouTube video that makes you hallucinate.

10-07-2014
Apple Loses Siri Patent Case, When Uber Drivers Go Bad, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Android Fails To Delete Data, Sony Sells Selfie Smartphone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Android Fails To Delete Data, Sony Sells Selfie Smartphone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Microsoft issues reminder over the end of support for Windows 7, Uber ends emergency price gouging, Apple patents all-glass iPhones, hundreds of free Microsoft eBooks, and kids react to the original Game Boy.

09-07-2014
Android Fails To Delete Data, Sony Sells Selfie Smartphone, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Zuckerberg Wants Free Internet For All, XP Upgrades Halt PC Decline, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Zuckerberg Wants Free Internet For All, XP Upgrades Halt PC Decline, And More… [Tech News Digest]

New Zealand ISP gives its customers what they want, Isis discovers power of branding, GameStop sets out to ruin video games, potato salad is funded through Kickstarter, and we watch a 72-minute-long trailer.

08-07-2014
Zuckerberg Wants Free Internet For All, XP Upgrades Halt PC Decline, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Streaming Is Killing iTunes, YouTube Is Shaming ISPs, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Streaming Is Killing iTunes, YouTube Is Shaming ISPs, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Russia wants Internet user data kept within its borders, TSA insists mobile phones are kept charged, Uber is ruled legal in London, see books no one finishes reading, and drones flying through fireworks is spectacular.

07-07-2014
Streaming Is Killing iTunes, YouTube Is Shaming ISPs, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Router Limits Kids’ Internet Time, Facebook Knows How To Party, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

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]

Tech News

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]

Tech News

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]

Tech News

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]

Tech News

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]