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.
Amazon has working conditions investigated, Katie Couric ditches ABC for Yahoo, Google Shopping enjoys a makeover, Microsoft spells out its vision, Google Translate emulates Star Trek tech, ZTE’s smartwatch, and Yahoo’s bizarre memo.
Prescription lenses for Google Glass, Xbox One succeeds and fails, Flickr Photo Books arrive, Turntable.fm is shuttered, Place Pins for Pinterest, Philadelphia bans 3D guns, and Eric Schmidt helps out unhappy iPhone users.
The Web is a place full of content that is far too easy to miss. This column has one simple aim: to collect the best weird and wonderful content that appears on the Web.
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You may feel pressured into buying a smartphone, even though you’re perfectly happy with your (so-called) dumbphone. Don’t be.
Planes may allow cellphones, Wikipedia suppresses sockpuppeting, Samsung told to pay up, female geeks on the rise, Microsoft interested in Winamp, Opera 18 released, Microsoft turns to eBay, and a potentially sexist app hyped by NYT.
The Xbox One is reviewed ahead of release, Winamp gets condemned to death, Instagram arrives on Windows Phone, Google releases Apple-inspired Newsstand, a Bitcoin scam is uncovered, and Microsoft sells anti-Google Scroogled merchandise.
Confusion over just how successful the Samsung Galaxy Gear is, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s smartphone division is greenlit, Snapchat eases past Facebook, Twitter explains itself, and 3D Builder for Windows 8.1 is released.
Bitcoin enjoys its biggest day yet, Google and Microsoft combat child porn, Sony fixes bricked PlayStation 4, Pocket 5.0 is released, Venice joins Street View, and YouTube causes the Web to lose its s**t.
Sony sells lots of games consoles (including some defective ones), Steve Ballmer reveals the truth about his exit from Microsoft, Apple accuses Samsung of copying, Amazon and Facebook team up, and Batkid goes viral.
Google Books is ruled to be fair use, the dual-screen YotaPhone gets a release date, credit card-beating Coin is revealed, new Airbnb apps are released, and a PlayStation 4 gets shot to pieces.
PlayStation 4 gets reviewed, Motorola unveils the Moto G, HP Chromebook 11 is removed from stores, Yahoo tries to sell domains, Snapchat rebuffed Facebook’s acquisition offer, Chrome Beta is listening in, and Bing gains musical overhaul.
Google Glass gains new features and sign-up page, Twitter unveils Custom Timelines, the iPad mini with Retina Display goes on sale, Sony adds confusion to used games policy, and Vine arrives on Windows Phone.
Apple’s cult status is confirmed, Netflix and YouTube are shown to suck, Apple Maps steals users away from Google Maps, a new WoW expansion pack is revealed, and Blockbuster claims This Is The End.
What follows is a list of 8 movies featuring technology which all geeks should watch at least once.
An Xbox One escapes into the wild, Intel acquires education startup Kno, Digg Video arrives to waste your time, curvier iPhones could be next for Apple, and the co-founder of YouTube attacks Google+ comments.
37signals helps you work remotely, Silk Road 2.0 is launched, the Internet Archive is damaged in a fire, the innards of the PlayStation 4 are exposed to the world, and an iPad Air gets badly beaten up.
Microsoft edges closer to naming CEO, a computer-generated girl tempts predators, Apple forces Apple stock to shut down, YouTube comments lose their edge, and Doctor Who’s TARDIS is shown to be theoretically possible.
Google Helpouts starts, Everpix dies, Nintendo announces Wii Mini, Chrome is malware-busting, Apple will return to America, Google’s augmented reality game opens, Microsoft goes after Google, and video games are good for us.
Find out how good the new Nexus 5 really is, watch the BlackBerry soap opera unfold, discover that Windows Phone isn’t dead, see Steam Machine put through its paces, and hear about Coursera’s plans.
The latest craze in the world of dieting is intermittent fasting. We pull together some of the best resources online related to this popular method for losing weight and getting healthier.
The secret behind Google’s floating barge is revealed, Instagram adds ads, smartphone patent wars intensify, Netflix tests Ultra HD, Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, Google+ appeals to vanity, and tickets for wearing Google Glass.
This is a list of seven rather embarrassing hashtag fails that demonstrate how this simple shorthand can go horribly wrong. Thankfully, there are lessons to be learned here.
A lot of people post nonsense on Facebook. Nonsense that really should get them unfriended, by you, immediately. Do your friends do these things? It might be time.
A list of eight of the best websites all soccer fans should bookmark. Some specialize in news, others in opinion, some focus on goals, others on statistics. All are valuable repositories for the beautiful game.