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

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.

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.
Social Media

Man finds his missing cat using Facebook ads

Definitely a happy ending to an unhappy situation, a pet owner leveraged social media advertising successfully to find a lost animal.

Canadian family creates world’s largest QR code in cornfield maze

Definitely a fun, entertaining way to market a business, a family in Canadian used a high-tech concept to advertise a rural corn maze.

Clueless carjacker foiled by OnStar, Find My iPad

Definitely a happy ending to a terrible crime, a recent carjacking falls apart with the help of GM's OnStar and Apple's location app.

Report: Spotify planning to launch browser-based music player

In a move that should lower the barrier to entry for new users, Spotify is reported to be working on a Web-version of the music player.
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.