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!

Airline ditches heavy, in-seat televisions in favor of the iPad

As more air travelers are looking for ways to keep themselves entertained during long trips, a Singapore airline is offering shiny, new iPads to customers for the flight.
Home Theater

Western Digital adds SlingPlayer functionality to WD TV Live media streamers

Continuing to support its lineup of video streaming devices, Western Digital has rolled out another firmware update for the WD TV Live lineup.

Firefox 13 arrives with a start page face lift and speed improvements

While Microsoft and Google continue to compete for browser market share, a new version of Mozilla's Firefox brings some much needed improvements to the user interface.
Cool Tech

Amazon updates Kindle with improved text clarity for easier reading

In an attempt to continue improving current versions of the Kindle, Amazon has rolled out a new update to improve the reading experience.
Cool Tech

Square credit card reader heads to Walgreens, Staples and FedEx stores

As more consumers look for easier ways to accept payments for everyday items or services, Square is continuing to push the Square credit card reader into as many retail locations as possible.
Social Media

NYC cops take down burglars by friending them on Facebook

Definitely far to comfortable with posting personal information on social networks, criminals in New York are being locked up after accepting a friend request from a cop.

Microsoft adopts ‘Do Not Track’ as default in IE10

While some Web-savvy consumers have turned to browser extensions to avoid online tracking, Microsoft is rolling out a much more effective solution with the launch of Internet Explorer 10.

AT&T CEO predicts data-only wireless plans within two years

As more wireless customers are using their smartphones for data rather than voice calls, AT&T management is looking to a future where voice and texting plans are a thing of the past.

Ford, State Farm team up to track drivers for cheaper insurance rates

For anyone looking to trade privacy for a discount on car insurance, Ford owners will soon be able to authorize State Farm to watch mileage through Ford SYNC.

Solar ‘KudoCase’ offers up to ten days of free power for the iPad

Designed to help iPad users avoid having to search for an electrical outlet, a company has developed a case that charges the iPad through solar energy.
Social Media

Teenage girl posts picture of cash on Facebook, family robbed within hours

Quickly attracting unwanted attention from criminals, a teenager in Australia failed to use her common sense when posting a photo on Facebook.
Cool Tech

Speedy robotic lifeguards may save more lives this summer

Designed to save distressed swimmers along busy beaches, an Arizona-based company has developed a robotic buoy that travels much faster than a typical lifeguard.