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!

Apple and Google team up to buy Kodak’s patents

While Kodak continues the bankruptcy process started during early 2012, Apple and Google join forces to snag Kodak's imaging patent library.
Social Media

Newspaper, police use Pinterest to help find wanted criminals

Definitely a step up from staring at mug shots while standing in line at the post office, Pennsylvania police are using Pinterest to help nab criminals.

Washington Post, Daily Beast are considering online paywalls

Looking like the possible future for all newspapers and print magaziness, metered online paywalls are being considered by two more publications.
Cool Tech

Stick-N-Find Bluetooth-powered stickers will help you find anything

Definitely a great idea for forgetful people that tend to lose everything, Stick-N-Find stickers provide a high-tech method to locate missing items.

Casio G-Shock syncs with an iPhone to deliver email, call alerts

While the cosmetic appearance of the Casio G-Shock may not attract fans of Apple design, the functionality is definitely useful for busy iPhone owners.

AT&T Wireless launches video bills to explain charges to customers

Definitely helpful after significantly altering a wireless service plan, AT&T is starting to send video bills that walk the customer through new charges.

Teenager brags about bank robbery on YouTube before getting arrested

Definitely moving beyond simply posting about criminal actions on Facebook, a Nebraska teen told the world about her bank robbing adventure using YouTube.
Home Theater

Netgear is working on a Google TV set-top box, the NeoTV Prime

Adding more support for the Google TV platform within the home theater space, the Netgear NeoTV Prime offers another streaming solution for your HDTV.
Cool Tech

Father builds automated drone to watch son walk to the bus stop

Definitely a unique way to remotely keep an eye on the kids, a dad in the Northeast modified a quadcopter to watch from afar.

More than half of Americans hoard old mobile phones

Likely piling up in a drawer somewhere, Americans are keeping their old mobile phones rather than selling, donating or recycling the mobile devices.
Home Theater

Report: Redbox Instant launching mid-December, starts at $6-a-month

Likely rolling out soon to take on Netflix and other streaming video services, Redbox Instant's subscription packages may be perfect for you.
Cool Tech

Wandant pedometer helps keep track of your dog’s physical activity

Designed to help keep track of a dog's health, the Wandant provides all kinds of interesting tracking data for dog owners.