Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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    Amazon Paywall? Prime members to get early access to Lightning Deals

    Announced earlier today, Amazon will be giving Prime subscribers a 30-minute head start on selected Lightning Deals this year during the holiday shopping season. Also enabled on Amazon-owned fashion site MyHabit, Amazon users will be able to locate...

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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of October 6th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money (Literally): Plastc Programmable Credit Card

    Ideal for anyone that dislikes carrying around tons of credit, rewards and gift cards, the Plastc card is a programmable card that allows users to select between all of their stored cards (up to 20) via a touchscreen...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of September 29th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of September 22nd, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    How iOS 8 could encourage more mobile shopping, no Apple Pay required

    After iOS 8 launched this week, consumers have started to notice a new icon on the lock screen of their iPhone. Positioned in the bottom left corner of the screen, the icon is completely dependent on the...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of September 15th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Logitech K480 Multi-Device Keyboard

    Ideal for anyone that frequently switches between multiple devices, the Logitech K480 Multi-Device keyboard allows a user to switch between three different Bluetooth-enabled devices using a yellow dial (on the black model) on the left side of the...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of September 8th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Buying the New iPhone? 7 Tips on Selling Your Old iPhone

    With Apple poised to announced the new iPhone 6 next week, it’s probably time to start thinking about selling your old smartphone. While Apple has a trade-in program to pay customers for older iPhones, you will likely...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    4 Reasons Why Procrastinating on Back-to-School Shopping Pays Off

    At this point, you can stick a fork in the main back-to-school sales at the large big-box and office supply retailers. Labor Day generally marks the end of the school shopping season and retailers start preparing for...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August 25th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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