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
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.
Cool Tech

Stick-N-Find Bluetooth-powered stickers will help you find anything

Definitely a great idea for forgetful people that tend to lose everything, Stick-N-Find stickers provide a high-tech method to locate missing items.
Apple

Casio G-Shock syncs with an iPhone to deliver email, call alerts

While the cosmetic appearance of the Casio G-Shock may not attract fans of Apple design, the functionality is definitely useful for busy iPhone owners.
Mobile

AT&T Wireless launches video bills to explain charges to customers

Definitely helpful after significantly altering a wireless service plan, AT&T is starting to send video bills that walk the customer through new charges.
Web

Teenager brags about bank robbery on YouTube before getting arrested

Definitely moving beyond simply posting about criminal actions on Facebook, a Nebraska teen told the world about her bank robbing adventure using YouTube.