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!

Microsoft launches Windows Phone ad blitz with Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani

In an attempt to use the power of celebrity endorsements to promote the Windows Phone, Microsoft has rolled out new ads featuring prominent women.

Facebook rolls out the share button to mobile users

Designed to encourage mobile users to share more types of content with their friends, Facebook is rolling out a new share button for the mobile interface.
Cool Tech

Jawbone finally releases an improved UP fitness band

Looking to correct problematic issues with the first generation of the fitness band, the new Jawbone UP is rolling out to customers this week.

Gogo improves the speed of in-flight Wi-Fi

Definitely beneficial for passengers that want to surf the Web on U.S flights, Gogo is rolling out significantly faster Internet access on many planes.
Social Media

Facebook starts testing nested comments, sound notifications

Rolling out a couple new features to a subset of users this week, Facebook is testing more in-depth commenting as well as sound alerts for notifications.

Man develops iPhone case that shoots pepper spray

Potentially a useful way to stop an attacker from hurting someone, a new iPhone case includes a blast of pepper spray for personal protection.
Cool Tech

MasterCard announces payment card with keypad, liquid-crystal display

Designed to increase security in regards to personal finance, MasterCard has created a more advanced card to protect your bank and credit accounts.

Withings releases the WS-30 Web-connected bathroom scale

Definitely helpful when determined to lose weight, the new Wi-Fi scale from Withings offers an easy tracking solution as well as motivation to hit goals.

Hulu and CBS strike a deal for older shows

Ideal for cord cutters that subscribe to Hulu over Netflix, a collection of classic CBS shows will be headed to Hulu Plus at the start of the year.
Cool Tech

Barnes & Noble slashes prices of Nook Color, Nook Tablet

Making way for the promotion of the new tablets in the Nook line, consumers will be able to find better prices on the Nook Color and Nook Tablet today.

New Jersey to allow registered voters to vote by email

Definitely helpful for anyone in New Jersey displaced by the destructive power of Hurricane Sandy, registered voters can vote electronically this year.

Verizon rolls out mobile device charging stations for Sandy victims

Definitely helpful for anyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is providing assistance to the public in the form of emergency communication centers.