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!
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Cool Tech

Karma offers free data to users that publicly share their hotspot

Tapping into the social space to increase visibility of the Karma brand, the social hotspot adds data to a user's account when they share their connection.
Home

SkyTender delivers drinks via touchscreen 30,000 feet up in the air

Advancing the technology used by airline service personal during a flight, the SkyTender increases the speed of delivering drinks on the plane.
Home Theater

CALM Act finally went into effect today banning loud TV commercials

Ideal for anyone without a DVR and forced to watch commercials, the Calm Act is now being enforced to punish broadcasters playing loud advertisements.
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+.