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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    22 Superbly Decorated, Pop Culture Easter Eggs

    Preparing for an awesome Easter egg hunt with the kids? Want to stand out from the crowd with cool decorations? Check out twenty-two wonderfully decorated Easter eggs with characters from movies like Star Wars and Ghostbusters, video...

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    30 Amazing Travel Posters for Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars

    Created by Bristol-based illustrator Ali Xenos, this collection of thirty travel posters combines the retro, art deco design style of the 1960′s with popular fantasy locations from books and movies. Travel destinations depicted within the set include...

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    9 Amazing Children’s Book Covers Inspired by Video Games

    Developed by the creative genius of illustrator Joey Spiotto, this collection combines the classic 1980′s design of children’s books with popular video games of today. Video game franchises represented within this collection include Super Mario Brothers, The Legend...

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    Want the Samsung Galaxy S5? Wait two months; you could save up to 40%

    With the official U.S. launch of the Samsung S5 upon us, fans of the S4 and previous generations of smartphones are considering an upgrade this week. While some reviewers have pegged the S5 as an incremental upgrade...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Buy or Die? Amazon launches the Fire TV set-top box and controller

    Announced within a press conference this morning, Amazon has launched a new set-top box device that’s taking on the Roku 3, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Called the Fire TV, the set-top box is basically a Roku...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Five Things You’ll Need When Moving from an Apartment to a House

    While some Americans are downsizing their lifestyle from expensive homes to cheaper apartments, what about upsizing? As the housing market rebounds, more people are thinking about buying their first home and saving up that 20 percent down payment....

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    The 5 Greatest March Madness Moments So Far

    Just like many years past, this year’s NCAA tournament has been filled with tons of suspenseful moments and amazing plays that have dazzled both fans and commentators. Check out our collection of the top five March Madness...

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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in April

    The start of Spring always brings a new selection of seasonal deals, many of which are geared toward outdoor events such as exercise, home care and clothing that doesn’t have to be hidden by a heavy winter...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Stuck in the office? Here’s how to sneak in your March Madness fix

    Bosses around the country are bracing for the inevitable plummet in productivity from all employees that are interested in shifting brackets, office pools and their hometown team competing in this year’s NCAA national championship tournament. According to...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    50 funny Wi-Fi names that will make your neighbors smile

    Tired of the boring name that’s assigned to your Wi-Fi network? If you have ever browsed the list of networks in your area, you’ve probably found that the majority are named after the brand of router broadcasting...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    What Would You Rather Do Than Your Taxes?

    Ever since the first tax filing day on January 31st, the 2014 tax season has been in full swing. For the next six weeks, tax professionals will be hard at work digging through 2013 receipts and looking...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Amazon Prime leaps to $99 per year in April, $49 for Amazon Student

    Announced by Amazon today, the price of Amazon Prime’s yearly member ship fee will rise by 25% from $79 per year up to $99 per year. In addition, the price of Amazon Student is increasing from $39...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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