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!

Want to schedule a meeting at Starbucks? Use Outlook’s new feature

Perhaps ideal for caffeine addicts in the office, Microsoft and Starbucks have launched a new feature for Outlook that gives users that ability to schedule meetings at specific Starbucks locations.

Facebook reintroduces SMS integration to Messenger for Android

Potentially ideal for anyone that loves Facebook Messenger and has friends that hate using Facebook, the chat platform has restored SMS support on its Android app, allowing users to communicate with their friends outside of the social…

Rhapsody is changing its name to Napster in a desperate bid for relevancy

Looking for a new way to pull subscribers from popular services like Spotify and Apple Music, the Rhapsody music streaming service will soon adopt the Napster name brand within the United States.
Smart Home

Keurig discontinues expensive Kold soda maker, offers refunds to consumers

Likely attributed to the high cost of the hardware as well as the compatible soda pods, Keurig has been forced to abandon production of the Keurig Kold soda maker as well as lay off workers.
Social Media

Victim spots mugger on Facebook’s ‘People You May Know’

Definitely an interesting way to accidentally stumble across a criminal, a mugging victim discovered their attacker's name and picture along the right sidebar of Facebook's 'People You May Know' feature.
Movies & TV

Netflix lands exclusive deal with Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Marvel, starts in September

Fantastic news for anyone that enjoys franchises like The Avengers and Star Wars, Netflix has scored an exclusive licensing deal for new and past video content from Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Marvel.
Movies & TV

Check out the first photos of Idris Elba as The Gunslinger

Currently on set in South Africa, actor Idris Elba was spotted roaming the streets during filming while dressed as Roland Deschain in the movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
Movies & TV

SyFy orders Krypton pilot, a Superman show without Superman

Likely attempting to repeat the success of prequel shows like FOX's Gotham, the SyFy network will be weaving stories about life on Krypton years before the Man of Steel was even born.

Philips debuts a new 43-inch, 4K Ultra HD computer monitor

Likely ideal for anyone that's looking for a new monitor for productivity reasons, Philips has released a 43-inch monitor that offers 4K Ultra HD resolution as well as the ability to display from mulitple devices.
Social Media

Jurors caught checking Facebook may face a $1,500 fine

Looking for a better way to enforce rules about checking mobile devices during a trial, California has proposed new legislation that would slap a juror with a hefty fine if they hop on social during a trial.

Bloom’s new trading feature lets parents buy, sell baby gear locally

Ideal for new parents that are looking for discounted toys and other baby-related items, a parenting app called Bloom has launched a local connection feature that lets parents buy and sell items. Users can even use the app to schedule…
Movies & TV

J.J. Abrams teams up with Daisy Ridley for supernatural drama

Likely linking up with Abrams after the success of Star Wars last year, Daisy Ridley is currently in talks to star in a cross between The Notebook and Albert Brooks‘ fantasy romance Defending Your Life.