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!

Transporter allows you to ditch the cloud for complete privacy

Combining simplicity of use, private data storage and file sharing, the Transporter storage device could be useful in the workplace as well as the home.
Home Theater

Cord Cutting 101: Four Easy Steps to Cut the Cord

Since the cord cutting trend is slowly becoming more popular in the United States, here's a handy guide that outlines the basics to ditching pay-TV service.

Parents hit with stalking order after spying on daughter’s phone, computer

Forced to take legal action against her own parents, a college student obtained an order of protection after discovering invasive electronic monitoring.
Social Media

New Michigan law protects social network accounts from nosy employers

Definitely ideal for anyone working within the state of Michigan, a new law protects the online privacy of residents when it comes to social networks.
Home Theater

Report: Intel is prepping set-top box with streaming and cable service

Potentially making a bigger splash than the launch of Google TV, Intel is preparing to launch a set-top box solution for consumers within the United States.
Movies & TV

Hollywood studios, Department of Justice caught pirating movies

Definitely setting a bad example for the American public, the organizations that comprise the MPAA and RIAA hired employees that love illegal downloads.
Home Theater

Study: Consumers are shunning most apps on Smart TVs

While Netflix is one of the most popular applications on smart televisions, consumers are avoiding other applications like Facebook, Skype and Angry Birds.
Home Theater

Roku adds support for Spotify and VEVO, updates mobile app

Ideal for music lovers that recently received a new Roku set-top box as a holiday gift, the streaming hardware offers more support for music applications.

UPS delivery man steals iPad Mini after FedEx delivered it

Captured by a security camera mounted above the front door of a home, a UPS delivery grinch was filmed helping himself to a tablet delivered by FedEx.

Super Bowl XLVII will be streamed live on the Web

Looking to build on the success of the live streaming broadcast of the last Super Bowl, the NFL is bringing the big game online once again during 2013.
Cool Tech

MeterPlug gets the electric bill under control with mobile tracking

Definitely a great idea for tracking the cost of electricity use around the home, the MeterPlug delivers a plethora of useful data to your smartphone.
Home Theater

Hulu Plus hits three million subscriber milestone

Working to improve Hulu Plus on the Web and home theater hardware over the past year, the streaming video company is continuing to attract new subscribers.