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!
Home Theater

Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Scorsese invest in same-day theatrical releases for $50 (Update)

A startup wants to bring same-day theatrical releases into your home at $50 per rental, and now J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Ron Howard, and Martin Scorsese are on board as investors.

Microsoft bleeds IE users to Google, Chrome on top by mid-year

Likely driven by Windows users looking for an alternative to Microsoft's browsers, Internet Explorer usage appears to be in a freefall while Google Chrome usage continues to rise month after month.

Fallout 4 for PC gets mod support in April, consoles soon after

Good news for anyone that likes to tinker with the Fallout universe, Bethesda will be unleashing official mod support for the PC platform during April and will follow with Xbox One, PS4 support.
Home Theater

Best Buy starts selling Ultra HD Blu-rays two weeks early

Possibly ideal if you plan on upgrading to Ultra HD Blu-ray in the coming weeks, one major retailer has already started distributing specific titles as well as Samsung's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

Time Warner Cable, AT&T lose yet another battle against Google Fiber

Definitely good news for residents and business owners living in Louisville, city officials have officially paved the way for Google to expand into the Kentucky city and bring gigabit speeds with Google Fiber.
Movies & TV

Netflix sets up Frank Underwood campaign headquarters in South Carolina

Definitely an interesting method of marketing one of Netflix's original shows, a House of Cards themed campaign headquarters popped up in South Carolina this week; specifically near the next Republican debate.
Movies & TV

Pokémon: The First Movie can be streamed for free due to 20th anniversary celebration

Definitely good news for anyone that grew up during the Pokémon craze in the late nineties, the Pokémon company is letting anyone stream Pokémon: The First Movie for free in celebration of 20 years of Pokémon.
Social Media

Time Inc. purchases Myspace, may use it for content distribution

Part of a deal to acquire a company with a strong advertising network, Time Inc. is now the owner of the Myspace social network. The media company could end up using the network to distribute news stories.
Social Media

Facebook may bring back SMS to Messenger, also adds multiple account support

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the social network has begun testing the addition of SMS support for messaging friends outside of Facebook.
Movies & TV

Sonic the Hedgehog movie hits theaters in 2018, mixes live-action and animation

Perhaps delighting anyone that grew up playing Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis in the late nineties, Sony Pictures and Sega are developing a hybrid live-action, animation Sonic movie for a 2018 release.

Intel closes loophole that allowed overclocking of non-K processors

Shutting down a popular loophole that allowed PC builders to overclock non-K processors, Intel's microcode update will ultimately push users back to more expensive processors as well as add-on protection plans.
Social Media

Private gun sales are now banned on Facebook, Instagram

Pushing back against anyone that was selling firearms on Facebook without a background check, representatives of the social network are now prohibiting the sale of guns through either Facebook or Instagram.