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!

Many colleges are concerned about providing enough bandwidth to students

As new generations of students spend more time on the Internet on all types of new technology, colleges are worried about keeping up with the demand for fast speeds.

Google Fiber takes off quickly during first week

With a strong push on educating the public about the Google Fiber Internet service, Google is already seeing a sizable amount of interest from Kansas City residents.
Social Media

Facebook finally starts forcing Timeline on all users

As Facebook management deals with a falling stock price this week, the social network is getting more aggressive with rolling out the Timeline profile format.

Man drives off bridge just after texting “I need to quit texting”

Definitely an example for anyone that continues to send text messages while driving, a Texas student experienced the dangers of distracted driving the hard way and barely survived.

Plane forced to make emergency landing after discovering abandoned digital camera

In an attempt to prevent a potentially harmful situation in the air, a United flight headed for Europe quickly flew back to the United States after an unclaimed digital camera was found on the plane.

Amazon updates Cloud Player to compete with iTunes Match

Likely launched to allow Amazon to compete more effectively with Apple, the Seattle-based company has added a new matching feature to help users import music.
Social Media

Facebook photo of Mitt Romney sparks domestic assault

Despite a massive amount of national news covering the upcoming 2012 election, there are still people in the United States that have no idea who is running for President.

Facebook starts rolling out an improved photo interface for profiles

Ideal for Facebook users that upload and are tagged in a large amount of photos each month, a new interface for Timeline users gives the user more control over choosing their best photos.

New Apple ads make Mac owners look inept, foolish

Attempting to promote the helpfulness of the average Apple genius, the computer company has launched three new commercials that make the average Apple customer look fairly silly.

Google adds a handwriting option for searches

Likely added to appeal to smartphone and tablet owners that despise on-screen virtual keyboards, Google's new search feature allows users to write what they are looking for rather than type it.
Home Theater

Netflix wins points for popularity, but fails to satisfy

Despite the massive popularity and awareness of the Netflix Instant streaming video service, consumers still continue to be disappointed with Netflix's selection of titles.
Social Media

Facebook’s recommendations bar brings attention to what your friends are reading

Designed to help users find articles that have been recommended by a friend, Facebook's new Recommendations Bar will bring even more visibility to likes and shares on third party sites.