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!
Home Theater

Nearly one fifth of the U.S. can’t watch online HD video

Definitely an issue for companies like Netflix, a large portion of the country is unable to watch smooth high definition video online.
Cool Tech

Microsoft’s Bing is now the default search engine on all Kindle Fire models

Definitely a big win for Microsoft, all Web searches will be routed through Bing as the default search engine on the Kindle Fire HD.
Social Media

Revenge over Facebook photo sparks U.S. Airways bomb hoax

Desperate to avenge the honor of his girlfriend, a Philadelphia man stupidly called in an airport bomb threat over a racy Facebook photo.

Western Digital announces its thinnest external drive with USB 3.0

Excellent for anyone that hates to travel with a laptop bag, Western Digital has announced a new hard drive that can slip into a pocket.

AT&T to launch trial run of text-to-911 service

Ideal for many emergency situations where a call isn't an option, AT&T is testing the text-to-911 service prior to a major network launch.

Feds investigate alleged hacking of Romney’s tax returns

Quite possibly a giant waste of time for the Secret Service, an investigation has been launched into threats of stolen tax returns.

Nokia issues apology for faked PureView video ad

Busted within 24 hours of posting the promotional ad online, Nokia backpedals regarding a misleading video featuring PureView technology.

Windows 7 finally more popular than XP, OS X advances past Vista

Taking the spot as the world’s most widely used operating system, Windows 7 has been crowned the new king prior to the launch of Windows 8.

RadioShack announces new wireless service free of contracts

Ideal for anyone that dislikes being stuck in a lengthy wireless contract, RadioShack is rolling out a no-contract wireless service.

Apple fan designs home office to look like a mini Apple retail store

Perhaps only missing an employee wearing a blue shirt, an Apple fan spent three months on an Apple store transformation in his home office.
Social Media

Bing now lets you search through Facebook photos

Likely designed to attract more Facebook users to Bing, the development team behind the search engine created a new way to browse photos.

Online paywalls are becoming more popular with newspapers

Definitely a flourishing revenue source for some print publications, using the online paywall is catching on among major newspapers.