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!
Articles
Social Media

Hostage situation unfolds over Facebook, ends peacefully

Definitely a tense situation for several hours this morning, police were able to end a hostage situation safely with Facebook in the mix.
Apple

Pranksters rejoice: Siri can update your friend’s Facebook status from the lock screen

Quite possibly an annoying problem in the hands of a practical joker, Siri and Facebook could lead to embarrassing status updates.
Cool Tech

GPS-enabled “No Place Like Home” shoes will guide you home

Great for finding your way home after a long night at the local bar, these GPS shoes will point you in the right direction.
Cool Tech

SmartThings wants to automate your physical world

Looking to simplify and expand on the concept of the smart home, SmartThings could help you manage your life through digital control.
Apple

Fox affiliate claims iPhone 5 has hologram projector, laser keyboard

Destined for a YouTube compilation of botched news reports, Fox 5 New York made some wild claims in a recent broadcast about the iPhone 5.
Social Media

NFL yanks replacement referee over Facebook photos

While sports teams are monitoring players on social networks like Facebook, it's clear that the NFL needs to monitor referees as well.
Web

Google adds support for ‘Do Not Track’ within Chrome

Potentially useful for anyone protective of their privacy while online, Google started testing the 'Do Not Track' feature in Chrome.
Web

Amazon rolls out sales tax for Californians today

Likely disappointing for consumers within California that love Amazon, the retail giant is starting to collect sales tax on purchases.
Apple

Find My iPhone leads to arrest of armed robbers

Despite a rising number of electronic device thefts in the U.S., criminals continue to be thwarted by GPS location apps in smartphones.
Web

Google really wants you to play ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’

Looking for an entertaining way to feature the Google Knowledge Graph, the search company added support for the popular Kevin Bacon game.
Home Theater

Study: Watching live TV becoming less popular while DVR usage rises

As more people transition to digital recording, consumers seem to prefer using the DVR over catching a television show when it's live.
Apple

TaskRabbit offers people to stand in line for you on iPhone 5 release day

For early adopters that absolutely despise having to stand in line for new gadgets, there's an easy way to pay someone to do it for you.