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!
Movies & TV

Happy Days creator, film director Garry Marshall dies at 81

Definitely sad news for the film and television industry as well as fans of his movies, Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall passed away in California due to pneumonia complications.

Police arrest man who threatened to ‘purge’ Pokemon Go players

Using Facebook to convey a warning of possible violence against a local┬ácommunity of Pokemon players, a 29-year-old Texas man named Nathan Cerda posted that he was planning to "purge" anyone attending Pokemon Go events or simply walking…
Movies & TV

The Walking Dead adds four new series regulars to season seven

Likely good news for anyone that loves nasty villains, The Walking Dead is expanding the cast of series regulars to include Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the charismatic, psychopath known as Negan.

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.