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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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.
Apple

Mophie’s Helium case doubles the battery capacity of the iPhone 5

Ideal for anyone that uses the iPhone 5 extensively during the workday or when traveling on vacation, the new Mophie Juice Pack Helium case will provide a sizable boost to overall battery life.
Web

Connecticut residents will start paying sales tax on Amazon this year

Possibly reducing the number of Connecticut consumers that use Amazon for online purchases, the retailer and Connecticut lawmakers have come to an agreement on collecting sales tax.
Web

Craigslist launches Pinterest-style grid view for visual browsing

Definitely ideal when searching for a new place to live, the new grid layout on Craigslist allows users to pick listings by photo rather than simple text.
Cool Tech

Plant Link sends you a text message when the plants need water

Definitely ideal for a busy household, the Plant Link offers reminders over mobile notifications to water indoor plants in addition to automating the watering process of outdoor plants.
Social Media

Woman finds biological mother using viral Facebook photo

Utilizing the Facebook share for something more meaningful than trying to earn a new pet, a young woman was finally able to get in touch with her biological parents using the social network.
Web

Likely pressured by Google Fiber, Time Warner ups speeds, slashes rates

As competition escalates between Google Fiber and Internet service providers in the Kansas City area, consumers will definitely benefit with faster download speeds and cheaper monthly bills.
Apple

Report: HBO GO application is headed to the Apple TV

Possibly good news to Apple fans that are paying for cable or satellite television, the HBO GO streaming video app may be headed to the Apple TV this year.
Mobile

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.
Apple

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.
Computing

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.