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!
Social Media

Google adds sliders to help declutter Google+ streams

Ideal for curating the amount of posts within a Google+ feed, new features added this week should be helpful to most Google+ users.
Home Theater

FTC sues DISH Network for allegedly ignoring Do-Not-Call list

Attempting to punish DISH Network for annoying consumers, the FTC is seeking large penalties for disregarding the Do-Not-Call list.

Apple yanks Genius ads off YouTube and Apple.com

Likely disappointed with the reaction to the recently released Genius ads, Apple is attempting to distance the company from the ad campaign.
Android Army

Google planning to roll out gift cards, wishlists for Google Play

Ideal for the upcoming holiday shopping season, friends and family will soon be able to purchase Google Play gift cards for Android users.

Apple in talks with cable providers about new live-TV, set-top box

Currently in the negotiation stage, Apple representatives are chatting up cable providers about an improved set-top box.
Home Theater

Netflix rolls out “post-play” to keep you watching endlessly

Ideal for avid television watchers, a new feature on Netflix allows users to sit back and relax rather than messing with the remote.

Political ad uses fear of “driverless cars” to scare elderly voters

In a desperate attempt to frighten Florida voters, a PAC tried to exploit the concept of driverless cars in a recent commercial.

ZabKab allows pedestrians to hail taxis using GPS

Ideal for any tourist that's inexperienced with hailing down a New York taxi, a new smartphone application does all the work for you.

Facedeals checks you into places using a camera and facial recognition

Ideal for deal hunters or anyone obsessed with Minority Report, a new concept on the Facebook check-in adds facial recognition into the mix.

In case of death, Google continues paying spouse for ten years

Adding to the many perks for Google employees, the search company revealed an extremely generous death benefits policy.

Etsy halts sales of medical items, human body parts

Likely attempting to avoid any legal trouble for the sale of problematic items, Etsy's management has clarified what types of items are illegal to sell on the marketplace.

Misguided authors unite to destroy a legitimate e-book lending site

Definitely caused by a potent mixture of ignorant behavior and mob mentality, a pack of digital authors ganged up on a useful site that connected e-book consumers.