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!

Study: Democrats more likely to donate online, over email

As more politicians transition to financing campaigns using digital methods, one political party is more likely to donate through the Web.

Online newspaper publicly shames bad drivers with mobile app

Harnessing the power of mobile smartphones to bring about public humiliation, a digital newspaper in Russia is going after poor drivers.

What’s the worst password of 2012? It’s still “password”

Continuing to be a prevalent problem in regards to online security, people still love to use "password" for their password.
Cool Tech

Amazon discontinues the Kindle Touch, pushes Paperwhite instead

Definitely an issue for anyone that wants a Kindle with touch display right away, Amazon has removed the Kindle Touch from the e-reader lineup.
Home Theater

Dish Network subscribers get Walking Dead back after AMC settlement

Definitely good news for Dish Network customers, The Walking Dead and other AMC shows will be returning before the end of the month.

TSA removing backscatter x-ray scanners from large U.S. airports

Hopefully leading to faster security lines at the airport, the TSA is replacing backscatter x-ray scanners around the United States.
Cool Tech

CLEAR’s smart card helps you zip through airport security

Possibly a great way to bypass long security lines at the airport, CLEAR members use fingerprints and iris scans to skip ahead.
Social Media

Man hired woman to slap him each time he visited Facebook

Definitely an interesting method to staying off sites like Reddit and Facebook, a slap in the face will do wonders for your productivity.

App-enabled Beam Brush tracks habits, gamifies brushing your teeth

Possibly a fun way to get kids to brush their teeth more often, the Beam Brush utilizes your smartphone to encourage better oral hygiene.
Android Army

Best Buy’s “Insignia Flex” Android tablet will be priced around $250

Hitting Best Buy store shelves during early November, the Insignia Flex could be a solid mid-range competitor for the tablet market.

Target plans to price match Amazon, online retailers during holidays

Ideal for consumers looking for the absolute best price, Target is joining Best Buy on price matching products sold by Amazon.com.

noPhoto license plate frame foils speeding and red light cameras

Attempting to limit the ability of law enforcement to deliver automated traffic tickets, the noPhoto frame lights up when you need it.