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!
Articles
Computing

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.
Cars

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.
Computing

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

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.
Cool Tech

USPS to halt all shipments of iPads, Kindles to overseas troops, consumers

Based off claims that exploding lithium batteries are responsible for plane crashes, the USPS plans to prohibit all international shipments of many portable electronics starting next week.
Home Theater

Hate commercials? Dish Network launches automatic ad-skipping feature

As more consumers turn to the DVR to fast-forward through annoying commercials, Dish Network has advanced this feature even further by eliminating the fast-forwarding step.
Apple

FreedomPop iPhone case offers free 4G data, mobile hotspot, extra battery life

As data costs with major wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon continue to rise, an upstart company named FreedomPop is looking to disrupt the space with free 4G service.
Social Media

Facebook tests charging users money to “highlight” posts

As Facebook closes in on the 1 billion users milestone, the social network is quietly testing a feature that will require users to open their wallets to bring more attention to themselves.