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!

Twitter improves integration in the Facebook news feed

Ideal for Facebook users that are also hooked on Twitter's micro-blogging social network, the development team at Twitter has vastly improved how tweets appear on Facebook.

Social Media

Smart bed makes itself after you roll out of the sack

Ideal for anyone that wants to avoid the repetitive process of making the bed, a furniture company has developed a new bed design that takes us one step closer to Bruce Willis's apartment in The Fifth Element.

Home

Facebook launches App Center to help you discover new apps

Leveraging social recommendations of nearly one billion Facebook users, the new Facebook App Center promotes app discovery for both Web and mobile platforms.

Mobile

Quirky jug sends you a text message when the milk goes bad

Attempting to solve everyday problems with creative digital solutions, the development team at Quirky has come up with an interesting way to keep an eye on the milk.

Cool Tech

Future Google TV hardware streams video from Android devices

As Google TV continues to struggle to gain acceptance within North America, a new wave of set-top boxes may encourage Android smartphone owners to invest in Google TV technology.

Android Army

Kindle Fire owners can now access HBO GO

Ideal for anyone that subscribes to HBO through a premium television service, Kindle Fire owners have a new reason to celebrate their purchase of the Android tablet.

Android Army

Airline ditches heavy, in-seat televisions in favor of the iPad

As more air travelers are looking for ways to keep themselves entertained during long trips, a Singapore airline is offering shiny, new iPads to customers for the flight.

Apple

Western Digital adds SlingPlayer functionality to WD TV Live media streamers

Continuing to support its lineup of video streaming devices, Western Digital has rolled out another firmware update for the WD TV Live lineup.

Home Theater

Firefox 13 arrives with a start page face lift and speed improvements

While Microsoft and Google continue to compete for browser market share, a new version of Mozilla's Firefox brings some much needed improvements to the user interface.

Web

Amazon updates Kindle with improved text clarity for easier reading

In an attempt to continue improving current versions of the Kindle, Amazon has rolled out a new update to improve the reading experience.

Cool Tech

Square credit card reader heads to Walgreens, Staples and FedEx stores

As more consumers look for easier ways to accept payments for everyday items or services, Square is continuing to push the Square credit card reader into as many retail locations as possible.

Cool Tech

NYC cops take down burglars by friending them on Facebook

Definitely far to comfortable with posting personal information on social networks, criminals in New York are being locked up after accepting a friend request from a cop.

Social Media

Microsoft adopts ‘Do Not Track’ as default in IE10

While some Web-savvy consumers have turned to browser extensions to avoid online tracking, Microsoft is rolling out a much more effective solution with the launch of Internet Explorer 10.

Web

AT&T CEO predicts data-only wireless plans within two years

As more wireless customers are using their smartphones for data rather than voice calls, AT&T management is looking to a future where voice and texting plans are a thing of the past.

Mobile

Ford, State Farm team up to track drivers for cheaper insurance rates

For anyone looking to trade privacy for a discount on car insurance, Ford owners will soon be able to authorize State Farm to watch mileage through Ford SYNC.

Cars