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

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.
Home Theater

Man orders HDTV on Amazon, receives assault rifle instead

Definitely one of the more unique shipping mistakes of the year, a Washington D.C. resident was dealing with police this week instead of watching a movie on his new TV.
Cool Tech

Sleek rocking chair generates electricity to charge gadgets

Ideal for relaxing after a long day of work as well as charging up an iPhone, this rocking chair is a combination of modern design and green technology.

Verizon adds five new shared data plans up to 20GB

Likely launched to compete more effectively with competitors like AT&T, Verizon revealed more shared data plans for anyone that consumes a great deal of mobile data.
Cool Tech

3D printer builds ‘Magic Arms’ for two-year-old girl with joint disease

Easily one of the more heartfelt uses of 3D printing technology, a little girl finally got to use her arms with the help of a printed exoskeleton.
Cool Tech

Meet Stompy, a two-ton, six-legged transportation robot

If you ever secretly wanted to become Kenneth Branagh's villainous character in Will Smith's box office dud Wild Wild West, Stompy will make that dream come true.