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!
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.