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!

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.

Researchers modify refrigerator to stay locked unless you smile

Definitely a terrible idea when unhappy about a growling stomach, Japanese researchers want a smile before opening your refrigerator.

Walmart starts testing same-day delivery with online orders

Definitely useful when holiday shopping at the last minute, Walmart's new same-day delivery service is being tested in select markets.
Home Theater

Hulu, Viacom expand deal to include Nickelodeon shows

Potentially ideal for parents looking for another way to entertain their kids, a barrage of Nickelodeon shows are headed to Hulu.
Home Theater

Report: Boxee adds over-the-air TV, DVR to new set-top box

Possibly ideal for anyone looking to cut the cord and stop paying an expensive cable bill, Boxee's new hardware may pack quite a punch.
Cool Tech

Disney’s wireless wristband replaces tickets at theme parks

Transitioning theme park technology into the digital world, Disney may soon roll out a new way to gain access to parks and rides.

Foxconn denies iPhone 5 plant in China went on strike

Conflicting with previous reports that Foxconn workers halted iPhone 5 production this week, the company refuted the strike claims today.
Home Theater

Netflix’s gamble on original content continues on February 1

Betting that original shows will increase the company's overall subscriber base, Netflix is starting off 2013 with a new political drama.
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.