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

Hulu Plus hits two million subscribers, more original content incoming

As Hulu continues to mature and carve out a successful subscription model in the form of Hulu Plus, the company promises a larger investment in content over the next year.

Verizon’s 4G LTE service available to two-thirds of U.S. population with expansion

As more consumers are upgrading to 4G-capable smartphones, Verizon is continuing to quickly expand 4G LTE service into new markets across the country.
Home Theater

Skitter streams live TV online to set-top boxes

As more consumers look for ways to decrease the cost of their expensive, monthly cable bill, a company called Skitter has launched an inexpensive video streaming service that delivers local stations over the Internet.

Google starts testing device syncing for Chrome

In order to unify the Chrome experience across all devices that use the Chrome browser, the development team at Google is testing a new way to sync tab information between devices.
Home Theater

D-Link releases streaming-only MovieNite media player

As more people turn to streaming video on the Internet to avoid the high cost of cable, D-Link has launched an inexpensive set-top box through Walmart for aspiring cord-cutters.

Over twenty percent of U.S. adults don’t use the Internet

While using the Internet has become such a common activity for the majority of Americans, it's always surprising to find out there's still a sizable amount of U.S. adults without Internet access.
Social Media

Facebook plans to sync user email with Timeline

In an attempt to upgrade all users to the Facebook email messaging system, the company is rolling out a new program over the next few weeks using vanity URLs on Timeline pages.

Nokia quickly releases Lumia 900 data connectivity fix

Reacting promptly to the outcry of Lumia 900 owners having data issues with their new smartphone, Nokia has released a firmware update to take care of the software bug.
Android Army

Can the Pebble smartwatch attract iPhone and Android users?

As Sony and other consumer electronics manufacturers are jumping into the smartwatch market this year, one Palo Alto based company has had massive success with using Kickstarter to fund the sleek Pebble smartwatch.

Dust off the old CD collection, Amazon wants to buy it

As more consumers transition from purchasing compact discs to downloading music off the Internet, Amazon has rolled out a way for consumers to ditch old music on physical media.
Social Media

Facebook refocuses on student organization with Groups for Schools

While the early days of Facebook development concentrated on providing students with a private social network, the company is revisiting that concept with the launch of new community hub pages for schools.

Netflix updates Windows Phone, Xbox 360 apps

In order to attract more subscribers to the streaming video service on Netflix, development teams have rolled out improved versions of the Netflix application on mobile and gaming platforms this week.