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!
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Best Buy makes price matching Internet retailers a permanent policy

In order to become more competitive against major online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy is rolling out a new change to the price matching policy that's designed to combat showrooming.
Cool Tech

Scout home security system offers simplicity, style and modern technology

As traditional home security services continue to require multi-year contracts with hefty monthly fees, the Scout security system utilizes high-tech connectivity to provide inexpensive home security.
Social Media

Twitter will shut down Posterous at the end of April

Once a rising competitor to the extremely popular, visual microblogging platform known as Tumblr, Posterous is being completely shut down by Twitter's management in less than ninety days.
Home Theater

Cord Cutting 101

A revolution has begun. Fed up with constantly increasing prices, endless fees and taxes, and programming packages that include 40 channels you don’t want for every one that you do, cable and satellite customers across the US are…
Cool Tech

Epiphany onE Puck can charge your smartphone using your coffee cup

Possibly a great way to slightly reduce your electric bill while significantly increasing your caffeine consumption, the Epiphany onE Puck uses heat to generate enough power to charge a smartphone.
Web

New York Times finally patches a big hole in the online paywall

Taking nearly two years to get around to plugging the gaping hole in security, the New York Times has eliminated the URL-editing method of circumventing the online paywall for premium subscriptions.
Web

Bitcoins can now be used to pay for Domino’s Pizza

As the Bitcoin currency slowly continues to gain support within the online community, a new site is offering a service that will place an order for a Domino's pizza in exchange for a payment in Bitcoins.
Cool Tech

DropTag tracks each time a package is dropped during shipment

Providing a detailed set of data points as a package travels from sender to recipient, the DropTag Bluetooth sensor is designed to keep your shipping company honest and eliminate doubt during the damage claims process.
Home Theater

Turbocharge your Roku with these tips, tricks and mods

If you recently received a Roku set-top box as a gift or are simply looking to upgrade your cord-cutting lifestyle, check out this collection of tips and tricks that will supercharge the Roku set-top box.
Web

NYC residents can track snow plows online this weekend using PlowNYC

Definitely helpful for NYC residents that absolutely have to get around the city this weekend, the government operated PlowNYC site will provide vital updates about the progress on snow removal street by street.
Web

Overshadowed by digital communication, USPS to end Saturday delivery

As Americans continue to become more dependent on communication over email, text messages and social networks, the USPS will be cutting back on how often snail mail is delivered during the week.
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Satechi LED desk lamp includes mood settings, USB charging

Combining minimal design with significant benefits of LED lighting, the new Satechi Smart LED Desk Lamp uses different color temperatures to help users study, read, relax or drift off to sleep.