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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.