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!
Articles
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.
Computing

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.
Social Media

Jurors caught checking Facebook may face a $1,500 fine

Looking for a better way to enforce rules about checking mobile devices during a trial, California has proposed new legislation that would slap a juror with a hefty fine if they hop on social during a trial.
Mobile

Bloom’s new trading feature lets parents buy, sell baby gear locally

Ideal for new parents that are looking for discounted toys and other baby-related items, a parenting app called Bloom has launched a local connection feature that lets parents buy and sell items. Users can even use the app to schedule…
Movies & TV

J.J. Abrams teams up with Daisy Ridley for supernatural drama

Likely linking up with Abrams after the success of Star Wars last year, Daisy Ridley is currently in talks to star in a cross between The Notebook and Albert Brooks‘ fantasy romance Defending Your Life.
Movies & TV

Future Game of Thrones seasons could be seven episodes or less

Likely disappointing news for any Game of Thrones fans, HBO is considering finishing off the series with a 13-episode run. Unfortunately, those episodes could be split into two different seasons.
Movies & TV

AMC CEO actually wants to allow texting in movie theaters

Be wary the next time you visit an AMC-owned theater; you may have to watch other moviegoers light up the theater with their smartphones for the entire movie just so they can send text messages.
Web

11 new cities just got Amazon Prime same-day deliveries

Ideal for Amazon Prime customers in several new areas around the nation, the retail giant is expanding same-day delivery into more than ten metro locations. This upgrade is free for all qualifying Prime customers.
Home

Need condoms? You’ve got to hit that new Amazon Dash button

Ideal if you want an easy way to place orders of your favorite household items, Amazon has significantly expanded the Dash button program today with roughly 80 new brands in the mix.