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!

Sony, Panasonic downgraded to “junk” status by Fitch

Definitely disappointing news for the two Japanese consumer electronics companies, debt ratings for Sony and Panasonic fell today due to poor performance.
Cool Tech

Want to charge your gadgets with just a bag? Meet Phorce

Definitely ideal for anyone that carries several mobile devices, the Phorce smart bag will keep you powered without having to find an electrical outlet.

Control your smartphone without touching it using Bluetooth gloves

Definitely helpful when bundled up in snow gear, the BearTek gloves can help you switch between songs without having to pull out your phone.

Best Buy shoppers started camping out for Black Friday this week

Perhaps more obsessed than Apple fans, a few deal hunters in California have already started standing in line for the biggest shopping day of the year.

Want to feed your pet using your smartphone? Try Pintofeed

Ideal for pet owners with extremely busy lifestyles, the Pintofeed feeder will automatically dispense food at home with a quick tap on your smartphone.

eBay Now same-day delivery heads to New York City

Potentially a huge time saver when attempting to complete your holiday shopping, the eBay Now same-day delivery service could be a game changer for retail.

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.