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

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.
Home Theater

Streaming 4K yet? AT&T adds unlimited data option to U-Verse

Perhaps ideal for anyone that's binge watching season two of Daredevil in Ultra HD, AT&T is adding an unlimited data option for U-Verse subscribers as well as raising data caps to meet consumer streaming needs.
Mobile

This double barreled handgun folds up to look like a smartphone

Playing off the fact that the majority of Americans carry around smartphones every day, a startup company in Minnesota has created a handgun that can be disguised as a smartphone when not in use.
Home Theater

Want to share one audio stream with ten sets of headphones? Meet HUB

Definitely less expensive than using Sonos speakers in your home, HUB is a new solution for streaming audio to speakers or headphones from a single source. That source can be anything from a mobile device to a home theater receiver.
Business

Amazon launches Cable Store, helps Comcast sell Xfinity bundles

Perhaps ideal for anyone that wants to earn an Amazon give card while signing up for cable, Amazon's new Cable Store launched this week and has started selling Comcast Xfinity bundles through the retail site.
Social Media

Twitter is halting TweetDeck for Windows support in mid-April

Impacting anyone that manages mulitple Twitter accounts in the TweetDeck app for Windows, the social network is ending support for the standalone application soon and is encouraging users to switch to the Web.