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!
Articles
Music

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.
Apple

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.
Computing

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.
Web

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.
Mobile

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.
Web

Groupon halts all firearm-related daily deals

Impacting small U.S. businesses that offer services like shooting ranges or license courses, Groupon will no longer offer any deals related to firearms.
Home

TSA to yank controversial ‘naked’ full-body scanners out of airports

Ideal for privacy advocates as well as anyone concerned about the safety of backscatter machines, the TSA is finally pulling the plug on scanners that produce near-naked images.
Home Theater

Ditch the bill, keep the remote with four cable-free DVRs for cord cutters

Cutting the cord doesn't mean you have to give up on recording TV. Check out some great alternatives to the DVR provided by your cable or satellite company.
Cool Tech

SingNshock alarm clock delivers an electric shock to wake you up

Designed for anyone that habitually relies on the snooze button to avoid getting up, the singNshock alarm clock offers a jolt of electricity to start the day.