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!

TSA removing backscatter x-ray scanners from large U.S. airports

Hopefully leading to faster security lines at the airport, the TSA is replacing backscatter x-ray scanners around the United States.
Cool Tech

CLEAR’s smart card helps you zip through airport security

Possibly a great way to bypass long security lines at the airport, CLEAR members use fingerprints and iris scans to skip ahead.
Social Media

Man hired woman to slap him each time he visited Facebook

Definitely an interesting method to staying off sites like Reddit and Facebook, a slap in the face will do wonders for your productivity.

App-enabled Beam Brush tracks habits, gamifies brushing your teeth

Possibly a fun way to get kids to brush their teeth more often, the Beam Brush utilizes your smartphone to encourage better oral hygiene.
Android Army

Best Buy’s “Insignia Flex” Android tablet will be priced around $250

Hitting Best Buy store shelves during early November, the Insignia Flex could be a solid mid-range competitor for the tablet market.

Target plans to price match Amazon, online retailers during holidays

Ideal for consumers looking for the absolute best price, Target is joining Best Buy on price matching products sold by Amazon.com.

noPhoto license plate frame foils speeding and red light cameras

Attempting to limit the ability of law enforcement to deliver automated traffic tickets, the noPhoto frame lights up when you need it.
Social Media

Woman faces felony after posting photo of undercover cop on Facebook

Definitely a terrible way to use Facebook, an attempt to search for the identify of an undercover officer lands one woman in hot water.

Family buys iPad at Walmart, gets a stack of notepad paper in box

Definitely a terrible way to spend your birthday, a Texas teenager was disappointed to find scammers got to her new iPad first.
Cool Tech

PredictGaze automatically pauses the TV when you leave the room

Definitely designed to make technology easier to use, PredictGaze is developing new ways to interact with your electronics.
Home Theater

DirecTV Genie HD DVR records up to five shows at once

Definitely a great idea for large families with differing tastes in programming, DirecTV's five-tuner Genie will record a ton of content.
Home Theater

Netflix to add closed captions to all videos by 2014

Ideal for the hearing-impaired community, Netflix plans to finish adding closed captions to online video within the next two years.