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
Home Theater

Amazon Cloud Player launches on Roku, Samsung Smart TVs

Definitely good news for fans of streaming music, Amazon now supports Roku and Samsung Smart TVs in regards to the Amazon Cloud Player application.
Cool Tech

GE adapts jet engine tech to silently cool electronics without fans

Hopefully taking a step toward cooling laptops and other devices without noisy fans, new technology from GE simplifies the cooling process using less power.
Apple

Report: Google Maps for iOS is queued up for release tonight

Possibly launching on the App Store within a few hours, iPhone 5 users will finally be able to use a Google Maps app instead of Apple's mapping software.
Cool Tech

Hands-free Swivl motion platform adds DSLR, tablet support

Definitely a great tool for professional photographers or anyone that likes to video chat, the new Swivl motion device can track your movement.
Mobile

Men, college grads are more engaged with news on mobile devices

Analyzing news consumption on mobile devices, a recent Pew study looks at education, income level and gender as it relates to watching or reading news.
Cool Tech

Next-generation handcuffs deliver electric shocks, drugs to detainees

Definitely an interesting, if not controversial, invention for the field of law enforcement, a new set of handcuffs delivers electric shocks like a taser.
Cool Tech

DoorBot Wi-Fi doorbell camera lets you see visitors on your smartphone

Definitely a great way to check out who's standing at the front door, the DoorBot Wi-Fi doorbell sends a video feed to your personal mobile device.
Cool Tech

Researchers develop LCD contact lens that displays your text messages

Potentially ideal for checking recent text messages or emails, a breakthrough in LCD and contact lens development could result in amazing applications.
Social Media

Google launches Google+ Communities, competitor to Facebook Groups

Ideal for connecting with people that like the same hobbies as you do, Google+ Communities could become an engaging place to spend time on Google+.
Mobile

Apple and Google team up to buy Kodak’s patents

While Kodak continues the bankruptcy process started during early 2012, Apple and Google join forces to snag Kodak's imaging patent library.
Social Media

Newspaper, police use Pinterest to help find wanted criminals

Definitely a step up from staring at mug shots while standing in line at the post office, Pennsylvania police are using Pinterest to help nab criminals.
Web

Washington Post, Daily Beast are considering online paywalls

Looking like the possible future for all newspapers and print magaziness, metered online paywalls are being considered by two more publications.