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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    Want to thank the folks delivering your holiday packages? Here’s one way

    Due to the rise in popularity of online shopping, this time of the year is the hardest on delivery drives with companies like UPS, FedEx and the United State Postal Service. The USPS alone will deliver roughly 750...

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  • The Last Jedi
    Everything you need to wait in line for the new Star Wars movie

    If you are as excited as we are for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’ve put together a list of gear that will be helpful for standing in line as you watch the seconds tick on your...

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  • 2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 50+ Major Retailers

    If you are working on your holiday shopping or plan on knocking out everything a week before Christmas, we have compiled your go-to list of 50 shipping deadlines from major retailers as well as the top three shipping companies....

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    2017 Holiday Guide: Awesome Gifts for Your Favorite Geek

    Geeks are in high demand these days as the Web is bleeding over into every facet of modern business these days. You inevitably have a geeky relative or friend, so make sure you get them something they will really...

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  • 6 Shirts That May Enrage Anyone in line for the next Star Wars movie

    Do you enjoy feigning ignorance as you purposely mistake Star Trek characters for people in the Star Wars universe? Are you a Dad that’s looking to embarrass any offspring enthusiastic about Star Wars? Or perhaps a teenager...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • What’s new in December 2017 on Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

    Interested in what movies and television shows will be added to your favorite streaming service this month? We’ve compiled an extensive list of everything coming and going on Netflix and HBO Now as well as what’s arriving on Amazon...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Best Buy rolls out free shipping for holidays, no minimum purchase

    Similar to Target’s recent announcement, Best Buy has launched free shipping on all purchases for the holidays; specifically starting on October 29 and running through Christmas. As detailed in a blog post, there is no minimum purchase...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • amazon-key
    Amazon wants you to pay $250 to let strangers inside your home

    Pretty much identical to Walmart’s pilot program, Amazon has announced the launch of a new service for Prime members, called Amazon Key, that will allow delivery people to drop packages inside your home while you are away....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Smart Home Gadgets

    The recent boom of smart home technology has made it easy for anyone with a smartphone to upgrade their home. Here’s 13 gifts that should be at the top of the list of any smart home enthusiast....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Free Holiday Shipping starts at Target on November 1

    Announced earlier today, Target will roll out free holiday shipping on November 1 for the holiday shopping season. While Target previously extended the free shipping period until the start of the new year, the company is reducing...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    2017 Tech Gifts: Best Gadgets Under $100

    While expensive tech toys like the Nintendo Switch and PS4 Pro always get lots of attention, there are a ton of awesome tech gifts that won’t bust your budget. We have put together a list of ten of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    May the Porg Be With You! 25 Awesome Porg Products for Star Wars fans

    The Last Jedi trailer has finally dropped and everyone is already waiting for the “Chewie and the Porg” buddy cop movie to be announced! Unsurprisingly, the Porg has quickly become a favorite to many Star Wars fans,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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