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

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.

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.

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.
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Gym’s smart floor uses LED lights for changeable boundary lines

Possibly an interesting development for the future of sports, glass flooring combined with LED lighting brings us one step closer to making Tron a reality.
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Electronic pillbox sends text message reminders to take your pills

Ideal for anyone with a bad memory and a sizable medication regiment, the Medfolio pillbox uses mobile devices to help people remember to take their pills.
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Amiigo fitness bracelet can automatically track specific exercises

Advancing the traditional design of the fitness tracker, the Amiigo bracelet can differentiate between various exercises and track entire workouts.
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These LED ice cubes can text your friend when you are too drunk

Definitely a unique way to monitor drinks consumed during a night of partying, the Cheers ice cubes use LED light signals to track alcohol consumption.
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NYPD fights prescription drug theft with tracking tech in pill bottles

Hopefully improving the odds of locating thieves that steal prescription drugs, the NYPD is rolling out tracking technology hidden within pharmacies.
Home Theater

Netflix inks deal for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim content

Ideal for fans of the Cartoon Network as well as late night Adult Swim programming, Netflix continues to expand content for streaming video subscribers.

Verizon’s FamilyBase allows parents to monitor, lock a child’s phone

Designed to keep a child on task at school or make sure they aren't texting all night, Verizon's FamilyBase app gives parents more insight into phone usage.