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!

TSA agent steals iPad, busted using Apple’s tracking software

Despite the existence of GPS tracking applications for security, criminals still think they can get away with mobile devices.
Social Media

California employers can no longer ask for Facebook passwords

Definitely a victory for the privacy of California residents, lawmakers have made it illegal to demand passwords to social network accounts.

Woman falls off cliff while texting

Despite various incidents of injuries related to texting while walking, some people still don't understand the potential danger.
Home Theater

NPD: People prefer watching online video on televisions over computers

Definitely driven by the accessibility of streaming content on smart televisions, more people are watching online video in the home theater.

Amazon launches Vine.com for eco-friendly shopping

Much to the delight of Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Amazon-owned Vine.com went live to the public this week.

Never lose a sock again with RFID-chipped socks

Definitely helpful when attempting to locate the sock the dryer supposedly ate, socks with RFID chips brings a digital spin to laundry.
Cool Tech

Kickstarter success: Simple.TV ships this week

While Kickstarter investors in the Pebble e-paper watch are still wondering about a shipping date, Simple.TV investors are all smiles.

Apple TV update adds shared photo streams, AirPlay audio support

Definitely the first major feature release since the launch of Hulu Plus, Apple has rolled out a new version of iOS for Apple TV today.
Social Media

Facebook wants you to snitch on friends that aren’t using real names

Specifically for data collection to analyze usage patterns, Facebook friends are being used against each other to identify fake names.
Cool Tech

USPS launches electronics recycling, pays you for old smartphones

Designed to make the process of recycling old electronics simpler, the USPS is rolling out a new program across the nation.
Social Media

Hostage situation unfolds over Facebook, ends peacefully

Definitely a tense situation for several hours this morning, police were able to end a hostage situation safely with Facebook in the mix.

Pranksters rejoice: Siri can update your friend’s Facebook status from the lock screen

Quite possibly an annoying problem in the hands of a practical joker, Siri and Facebook could lead to embarrassing status updates.