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!

DirecTV rolls out streaming movies, television shows on Android‎ devices

As more consumers turn to mobile devices to watch streaming video, DirecTV has updated its Android application in order to offer subscribers the ability to stream content from popular premium networks.

Android Army

“Indoor GPS” may soon be a reality for many smartphone owners

As more consumers around the world upgrade to smartphones, the adoption of indoor positioning systems will soon provide users granular navigation data more effectively than GPS.

Mobile

Google quietly launches the Google+ Share button

Adding to the seemingly endless array of social sharing buttons, Google has launched a slightly different way to share content with Google+ users.

Social Media

No warrant required: Judge rules police can subpoena tweets, even deleted ones

With more people using social media to post a constant stream of details about their lives, a recent ruling out of New York stresses the need to be careful what you tweet.

Social Media

Sony planning to launch 5GB, cloud-based photo sharing service

As more consumers look for new ways to share photos with friends and family online, Sony leaping into the cloud by offering free photo and video storage.

Mobile

Student candidate allegedly hacks his own election results

With students that often know more about computer systems than teachers or administrators, cheating through digital methods continues to be an issue for high schools and universities.

Computing

Airline pilot distracted by new text messages botches landing attempt

While U.S. residents that fly commercially have to turn off their cell phones prior to take-off, a airline pilot in Australia left his phone on during a flight and found new text messages more interesting than landing the plane.

Mobile

Google Meter breaks down your email habits

As email continues to be the dominant form of digital communication within businesses, Google has rolled out a set of analysis tools that will help users better understand their inbox.

Web

Facebook experiments with ‘trending articles’ in the main News Feed

In order to encourage more users to read current news through Facebook, the social network is experimenting with a bolder method to display trending stories.

Social Media

Netflix previews Arrested Development plans, Lilyhammer renewed

As Netflix continues to invest in original content to attract more consumers to the streaming video subscription plan, the media company detailed plans for the popular Arrested Development at a recent conference.

Home Theater

Hulu Plus hits two million subscribers, more original content incoming

As Hulu continues to mature and carve out a successful subscription model in the form of Hulu Plus, the company promises a larger investment in content over the next year.

Home Theater

Verizon’s 4G LTE service available to two-thirds of U.S. population with expansion

As more consumers are upgrading to 4G-capable smartphones, Verizon is continuing to quickly expand 4G LTE service into new markets across the country.

Mobile

Skitter streams live TV online to set-top boxes

As more consumers look for ways to decrease the cost of their expensive, monthly cable bill, a company called Skitter has launched an inexpensive video streaming service that delivers local stations over the Internet.

Home Theater

Google starts testing device syncing for Chrome

In order to unify the Chrome experience across all devices that use the Chrome browser, the development team at Google is testing a new way to sync tab information between devices.

Computing

D-Link releases streaming-only MovieNite media player

As more people turn to streaming video on the Internet to avoid the high cost of cable, D-Link has launched an inexpensive set-top box through Walmart for aspiring cord-cutters.

Home Theater