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!

Lenovo CEO gives his $3 million bonus to thousands of lower-level employees

In a rare display of generosity from any CEO of a major organization, the people working at Lenovo got a nice surprise from the chief executive officer.

Computing

ChargeCard is a slim iPhone USB charger that fits in a wallet

Ideal for anyone that hates carrying around cords to charge their devices, a new Kickstarter project aims to eliminate tangled cords with a simple solution that can be slipped into a pocket.

Apple

Google replaces the +1 button with a Google+ share link in search listings

In an attempt to spur more Google+ users to share interesting content on the social network, Google has rolled out a more aggressive social strategy that takes aim at Facebook sharing.

Social Media

Verizon CFO hints at the release date of the iPhone 5

Likely mentioned as a teaser for current and potential Verizon investors, Verizon management is attempting to build interest in the fourth quarter launch of Apple's new iPhone.

Apple

Nearly 9 out of 10 Facebook users keep tabs on their exes

Partly due to the sheer volume of personal information that's posted to Facebook each day, users coming off a bad breakup can't seem to resist using the social network to spy on their ex.

Social Media

Study: Watching too much television can make kids fat and weak

Probably created for anyone that chooses to ignore common sense, a group of researchers set out to prove that plopping the kids in front of the television will lead to expanded waistlines and poor muscle tone.

Home Theater

Facebook starts using your page likes to promote posts that you haven’t shared

Potentially another huge privacy problem for hundreds of millions of Facebook users, the social network is getting more aggressive with content promotion in the News Feed.

Social Media

Led by families, interest in 3D is plummeting among U.S. consumers

As the cost of viewing a film in 3D continues to rise within the United States, cost-conscious consumers are passing up the glasses when they visit their local theater.

Home Theater

Twitter rolls out age verification for “adult” brands

In order to legally protect brands that advertise products meant for adults, Twitter has launched a new tool that checks the age of a new follower.

Social Media

Facebook upgrades engagements, weddings to birthday exposure

Likely to attract even more attention from friends and family to exciting life events like an engagement, Facebook is boosting the visibility of those major relationship changes on the social network.

Social Media

Facebook scans chats and comments looking for criminal behavior

Potentially a privacy concern for all Facebook users, the social network has been using a scanning tool that analyzes comments and chat logs looking for criminal activity.

Social Media

Twist eliminates texting while driving with live ETAs on travel time

Ideal for providing vital travel updates to friends and family members while on the road, Twist could put a stop to drivers that are distracted by continually texting their location.

Android Army

Facebook finally adds a calendar view for events, birthdays

Helpful for Facebook users with busy schedules, an engineering team at the social network has developed a more organized way to check out upcoming and past events as well as birthdays.

Social Media

Uber to test on-demand ice cream trucks in several cities

Ideal for cities with skyrocketing temperatures this summer, Uber will be experimenting with ice cream delivery this week through requests within the Uber smartphone app.

Cars

Google+ users can now use Hangouts on iPhone, iPad

Designed for Google+ users that love to video chat with their friends and family, Google released a new version of the mobile application that supports Hangouts, Events and the iPad.

Apple