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!
Social Media

Like-A-Hug vest gives you a hug when you get a Facebook Like

Perhaps uniquely designed for Reddit's Forever Alone character, this vest will give you a squeeze when you are liked on Facebook.
Home Theater

Logitech announces new Harmony remote with touchscreen interface

Definitely influenced by the popularity of smartphone design, Logitech's Harmony Touch provide quick access to channels with app icons.
Cool Tech

New Lockitron provides keyless entry, messages when someone knocks

Ideal for anyone interested in embracing the concept of the smart home, the new Lockitron is ideal for both renters and homeowners.

Former Apple and NASA engineers create $11,000 coffee maker

Completely equipped with a digital camera and Wi-Fi connectivity, Blossom Coffee is serious about brewing the perfect cup of coffee.

Google launches micropayments service for Web content

Looking to help site owners reach into the wallets of their readers, Google has launched a new experiment with micropayments.

New California laws provide free digital textbooks to college students

Definitely helpful for college students scraping by on Ramen noodles, California universities will soon offer free digital textbooks.

Report: Apple is prepping iPhone 5 models for Virgin Mobile

Definitely good news for Virgin Mobile subscribers that love Apple products, several models of iPhone 5 are in the works for customers.

Google adds movie trailers to search results

Definitely a helpful addition to a search results page, Google is making it easier to find trailers for movies currently in theaters.

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.