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!
Health & Fitness

The Qardioarm wireless blood pressure monitor hits the Apple Store

Ideal for anyone that needs to keep an eye on their blood pressure, the Qardioarm wireless blood pressure monitor is now available at the Apple Store, both online and in stores around the world.

Secret Service agent gets nearly six years in prison for stealing bitcoin

Bringing an end to the trials of two disgraced government agents that stole Bitcoin from the Silk Road marketplace, former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges was sentenced to more than 70 months in prison.
Home Theater

Plex launches on the new Apple TV, streams your local media

Definitely good news for anyone that's picking up one of the new Apple TV set-top boxes, an official Plex app is available for download in the App Store. This app gives users the ability to stream local, stored media.
Health & Fitness

Laser-shooting LED bike light could improve safety for cyclists

Definitely a useful device for anyone that commutes to work on a bike, the Blaze bike light helps motorists become aware of cyclists in their blind spot. As of October 2015, it's available in the United States for the first time.

Comcast may want to be your next wireless carrier

Potentially packaging wireless carrier service with cable and Internet services, Comcast is investigating the possibility of building a wireless service by taking a peek inside Verizon.

REI will close all stores on Black Friday, encourage online shoppers to go outside

Advising customers to go enjoy the great outdoors rather than head to retail stores, REI announced plans this week to completely halt all operations on Black Friday, both in-store and online.

Best Buy, Target fight for online shoppers with free shipping promotions

Looking for ways to pull customers away from Amazon this holiday season, two major retailers are ditching all shipping charges in hopes of pushing more online orders through the Web.
Movies & TV

The Force is strong with the new Star Wars trailer 2:35

Diving into the backstories of the new characters in the franchise, the new Star Wars trailer also features appearances from Han Solo, Princess Leia and everyone's favorite Wookie, Chewbacca.
Movies & TV

Larry David channels Bernie Sanders in hilarious SNL sketch

Perhaps playing the role that he was born for, Larry David appeared on Saturday Night Light this weekend to perform a fantastic impression of democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

The Dfree wearable predicts your next bowel movement

Ideal for anyone that needs time to locate a bathroom, the Dfree is a new wearable that attaches directly to skin in order to monitor intestinal activity and create a bowel movement countdown clock
Home Theater

Forget cord cutters, Cord-nevers must be scaring cable companies

As cable companies watch profits slowly dwindle away, a recent study indicates that the segment of Americans that have never subscribed to premium TV service is growing and trending younger.
Movies & TV

Aaron Sorkin addresses controversy about Steve Jobs film on Conan

Attempting to make nice with Apple and CEO Tim Cook prior to the public release of a new film about Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin has been making the rounds on late night talk shows to mend fences and promote the film.