Mike Flacy

Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the content and social media manager for High-Def Digest, Steve's Digicams and The CheckOut on Ben's Bargains. During my free time, I love to write about home theater, digital photography, social media, video games, mobile technology and innovative gadgets!

Will Nest’s smart crib replace the baby monitor?

Possibly ideal for anyone that wants to keep a data-driven eye on their baby all the time, Nest may be working on a smart baby crib that will tell parents when and why a baby is crying.
Cool Tech

What’s scarier than downtown LA? Careening down a glass slide 1,000 feet above it

Definitely not for the faint of heart or anyone with a fear of heights, Los Angeles is opening up a new attraction that lets people slide 45 feet along clear glass while suspended 70 stories in the air.
Movies & TV

Comedian Hannibal Buress joins cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Likely adding more humor within the upcoming film about everyone's favorite web-slinger, Hannibal Buress has signed on for an unnamed role in Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Want to schedule a meeting at Starbucks? Use Outlook’s new feature

Perhaps ideal for caffeine addicts in the office, Microsoft and Starbucks have launched a new feature for Outlook that gives users that ability to schedule meetings at specific Starbucks locations.

Facebook reintroduces SMS integration to Messenger for Android

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the chat platform has restored SMS support on its Android app, allowing users to communicate with their friends outside of the social…

Rhapsody is changing its name to Napster in a desperate bid for relevancy

Looking for a new way to pull subscribers from popular services like Spotify and Apple Music, the Rhapsody music streaming service will soon adopt the Napster name brand within the United States.

Keurig discontinues expensive Kold soda maker, offers refunds to consumers

Likely attributed to the high cost of the hardware as well as the compatible soda pods, Keurig has been forced to abandon production of the Keurig Kold soda maker as well as lay off workers.
Social Media

Victim spots mugger on Facebook’s ‘People You May Know’

Definitely an interesting way to accidentally stumble across a criminal, a mugging victim discovered their attacker's name and picture along the right sidebar of Facebook's 'People You May Know' feature.
Movies & TV

Netflix lands exclusive deal with Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Marvel, starts in September

Fantastic news for anyone that enjoys franchises like The Avengers and Star Wars, Netflix has scored an exclusive licensing deal for new and past video content from Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Marvel.
Movies & TV

Check out the first photos of Idris Elba as The Gunslinger

Currently on set in South Africa, actor Idris Elba was spotted roaming the streets during filming while dressed as Roland Deschain in the movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
Movies & TV

SyFy orders Krypton pilot, a Superman show without Superman

Likely attempting to repeat the success of prequel shows like FOX's Gotham, the SyFy network will be weaving stories about life on Krypton years before the Man of Steel was even born.

Philips debuts a new 43-inch, 4K Ultra HD computer monitor

Likely ideal for anyone that's looking for a new monitor for productivity reasons, Philips has released a 43-inch monitor that offers 4K Ultra HD resolution as well as the ability to display from mulitple devices.