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!

Indian government developing GPS watch to help prevent sexual violence

Designed as a technological deterrent to potential sexual assaults, government officials in India are working on a watch that relays GPS location to police.

iPhone users have highest phone bills, majority pay over $100 a month

Racking up the most expensive monthly service bills, U.S. consumers that own an iPhone are spending slightly more each month than Android smartphone owners.

Microsoft 64GB Surface Pro ships with a mere 23GB free

Filling up the majority of the available storage on the upcoming tablet, Windows 8 needs a significant chunk of space on both versions of the Surface Pro.
Cool Tech

Americans are tracking their health, but forgoing fitness gadgets

While many Americans are conscious of specific health issues, digital fitness trackers are being ignored when monitoring fitness and dietary metrics.

Rdio launches free streaming music promotion in 14 new countries

Definitely an excellent promotion for music lovers around the globe, Rdio is attempting to expose more potential subscribers to the music streaming service.

Thief loses stolen iPhone to second thief, calls police and gets arrested

As the rate of smartphone thefts has risen significantly over the past few years, it seems that even thieves are at risk of getting robbed of stolen goods.
Android Army

Lookout app snaps a picture of any thief breaking into your phone

Ideal for identifying the person that stole your Android smartphone or tablet, a new feature in the Lookout app sends you a picture of the thief over email.

The Almond+, a touchscreen Wi-Fi router with home automation controls

Definitely a cool product for anyone that's into home automation, the Almond+ touchscreen router provides a ton of control options and fast Wi-Fi speeds.
Social Media

UK Facebook director admits underage users can’t be stopped from signing up

Looking to parents to help discourage children from signing up to Facebook too early, Facebook management doesn't have a way to identify underage profiles.

Bitcoin casino on track to earn nearly one million per year

Definitely one way to experiment with your current supply of bitcoins, at least one bitcoin-accepting casino is hauling in tons of the virtual currency.

Facebook beats out Google Maps for the top app position of 2012

With more people interested in checking status updates over getting driving directions, Facebook's mobile application rose to the top by the end of the year.
Cool Tech

Robotic ‘Alpha’ machine can produce six hamburgers a minute

Definitely an interesting way to get your hands on a quick hamburger, the Alpha robotic assembly line will make your burger to order without a single cook.