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!

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.

Google Street View hits the slopes at ski resorts, Canadian Arctic

Definitely a cool way to see the slopes before heading out on vacation, Google is mapping popular ski resort destinations in Street View all over the world.

Caviar-dispensing vending machines roll out in L.A. malls

For the crowd that simply can't get enough of fish eggs, this vending machine supplies all the caviar that you can afford.

Sprint launches 4G LTE service in eleven new cities

Definitely good news for subscribers looking to upgrade to a new smartphone, Sprint is rolling out 4G coverage in more areas around the United States.
Cool Tech

Charge up your smartphone with the solar-powered bonsai Electree+

Possibly a great way to keep gadgets charged without increasing the power bill, the Electree+ solar charger combines cool design with green technology.
Home Theater

Black Friday fights erupt at retail stores over smartphones, HDTVs, video games

Definitely the ugly side of shopping during Black Friday, threats of violence and fights over low priced electronics have been reported yet again.