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

3D simply isn’t motivating consumers to buy new televisions

As consumers in the U.S. are debating over several features when buying a new television, 3D technology is receiving a somewhat tepid response from TV shoppers.
Social Media

Google injects more Google+ features into Gmail

As Google continues to integrate more Google+ features within various products, Gmail users now have access to a wider range of social information in the Web version of the email interface.
Social Media

Facebook tweaks notifications to help you silence annoying applications, updates

In order to help users control the flow of information into their accounts, Facebook has launched some helpful changes to the user interface in regards to notification management.
Home Theater

Time Warner Cable customers finally get access to HBO GO

As consumers look to providers that offer more freedom in how to access premium content, Time Warner Cable rolled out support for streaming access to the popular HBO network.

Microsoft restarts the ‘Buy a PC, get an Xbox’ program for students

As many graduating high school students across the United States begin preparing to enter college in the fall, Microsoft is bringing back a popular promotion from last year to encourage more PC sales.
Social Media

Pipe brings untraceable 1GB file sharing to Facebook friends

With the potential to catch the attention of the MPAA and RIAA, a small start-up is on the cusp of launching a private file sharing application that will be available to nearly one billion Facebook users.
Home Theater

Netflix members that cancelled post price hike are slowly returning

After earning a spot on 24/7 Wall Street's top ten most hated companies of 2011, Netflix appears to be winning back some of the consumers that cancelled their subscription last year.

Man proposes to girlfriend through Pandora audio advertisement

Likely one of the more unique marriage proposals of 2012, a college graduate popped the question to his girlfriend with the help of Pandora employees.

Japanese researchers reach 3Gb/s speeds with Terahertz Wi-Fi

As consumers continue to download more digital media each year, the demand for faster download speeds will only continue to grow as well.

Apple obtains patents for a steering wheel remote control

Since more consumers are connecting their Apple devices to car audio systems, Apple may be releasing a way to control music on those devices without requiring the driver to take their eyes off the road.
Social Media

Two men rob Internet cafe, forget to log out of Facebook prior to robbery

As social networks have become more intertwined in our daily routines,some criminals just can't resist logging into Facebook at the worst times.
Cool Tech

College student creates talking, shooting ‘Portal’ turret

Possibly the most fun anyone has ever had working on a project for class, a Penn State student has developed a working Portal turret that tracks and shoots targets.