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
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.
Web

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.
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.
Computing

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.
Movies & TV

House of Cards renewed for fifth season, but loses showrunner

Likely good news for anyone that's a fan of Netflix's House of Cards, the suspenseful political drama has been renewed for an additional season and will return to the streaming service during 2017.
Mobile

Detroit man crashes car, dies while watching porn on phone

Setting the bar for what not to do while driving your car, the life of a Michigan man ended after he decided to speed down the highway while also attempting to enjoy pornography on his smartphone.
Social Media

Instagram is rapidly increasing the number of ads users see

Risking negative feedback and lower interaction rates from core users, Facebook has opened up the spigot for serving ads on Instagram. Many of these ads are video clips rather than traditional banner ads.
Cool Tech

Carolina Panthers ban hoverboards due to “drag racing” among players

Likely an attempt to keep players healthy during the postseason, the Carolina Panthers head coach thought it would be a good idea to keep his team off hoverboards instead of drag racing in the halls.