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

Facebook scans chats and comments looking for criminal behavior

Potentially a privacy concern for all Facebook users, the social network has been using a scanning tool that analyzes comments and chat logs looking for criminal activity.
Android Army

Twist eliminates texting while driving with live ETAs on travel time

Ideal for providing vital travel updates to friends and family members while on the road, Twist could put a stop to drivers that are distracted by continually texting their location.
Social Media

Facebook finally adds a calendar view for events, birthdays

Helpful for Facebook users with busy schedules, an engineering team at the social network has developed a more organized way to check out upcoming and past events as well as birthdays.

Uber to test on-demand ice cream trucks in several cities

Ideal for cities with skyrocketing temperatures this summer, Uber will be experimenting with ice cream delivery this week through requests within the Uber smartphone app.

Google+ users can now use Hangouts on iPhone, iPad

Designed for Google+ users that love to video chat with their friends and family, Google released a new version of the mobile application that supports Hangouts, Events and the iPad.
Home Theater

Dish Network dishes out free Roku 2 boxes due to AMC spat

Ideal for any die-hard Breaking Bad fans that are really looking forward to the start of season five this Sunday, Dish Network customers may be watching AMC shows on a Roku in the future.
Social Media

Robber flees state, nabbed after posting location on Facebook

Either through ignorance or arrogance, criminals still haven't been able to figure out that posting details of their personal lives on Facebook is probably a bad idea.

Police start confiscating phones from distracted drivers

In order to curtail the amount of people using cell phones when driving a vehicle, the Cape Town police department has escalated to taking possession of phones for a short period.

Hotel replaces obsolete guestroom phones with the iPhone

As the hotel industry is catching up with current trends in mobile technology, one hotel chain is upgrading guest rooms with popular Apple devices.

AT&T customers can start blocking stolen devices on July 10

Ideally making a mobile device completely unusable after a theft, AT&T is launching a new service for customers that will help protect their voice or data plan from being used.
Cool Tech

Furby attempts a comeback with LCD eyes and iOS app

Looking to revive a familiar children's toy that was extremely popular more than a decade ago, Hasbro is improving the technology within the talkative Furby.

Over a quarter of a million people will lose Internet access on Monday

With approximately 72 hours until the FBI's deadline, a couple hundred thousand people will wake up without Internet access next week if they don't take action now.