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!

Man develops iPhone case that shoots pepper spray

Potentially a useful way to stop an attacker from hurting someone, a new iPhone case includes a blast of pepper spray for personal protection.
Cool Tech

MasterCard announces payment card with keypad, liquid-crystal display

Designed to increase security in regards to personal finance, MasterCard has created a more advanced card to protect your bank and credit accounts.

Withings releases the WS-30 Web-connected bathroom scale

Definitely helpful when determined to lose weight, the new Wi-Fi scale from Withings offers an easy tracking solution as well as motivation to hit goals.

Hulu and CBS strike a deal for older shows

Ideal for cord cutters that subscribe to Hulu over Netflix, a collection of classic CBS shows will be headed to Hulu Plus at the start of the year.
Cool Tech

Barnes & Noble slashes prices of Nook Color, Nook Tablet

Making way for the promotion of the new tablets in the Nook line, consumers will be able to find better prices on the Nook Color and Nook Tablet today.

New Jersey to allow registered voters to vote by email

Definitely helpful for anyone in New Jersey displaced by the destructive power of Hurricane Sandy, registered voters can vote electronically this year.

Verizon rolls out mobile device charging stations for Sandy victims

Definitely helpful for anyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is providing assistance to the public in the form of emergency communication centers.

Google launches final version of Chrome Remote Desktop

Ideal for troubleshooting support or simply accessing a song collection, the release version of Chrome Remote Desktop has been pushed out by Google.
Home Theater

Roku adds universal search for Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, HBO GO, and more

Definitely useful when getting ready to stream a movie or TV show, Roku is rolling out a new search function that can help you find exactly what you want.
Cool Tech

Starbucks rolls out test of wireless charging stations in Boston

Definitely more convenient than hunting down a power outlet while holding a latte, Starbucks and Duracell are testing wireless charging at retail stores.
Social Media

Tired of politics on Facebook? Replace it with cat pictures

Ideal for everyone tired of listening to campaign rhetoric being spouted by Facebook friends, there's a Chrome extension that can help silence the noise.
Home Theater

LG launches 84-inch, Ultra HD television at $19,999

Finally transitioning from simply showing off 4K technology at trade shows, LG is now selling an Ultra HD television around the same price as some cars.