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’s new Instant Pickup aims to deliver items within minutes

    Currently testing the concept on two California college campuses first with three more coming soon in Georgia, Maryland, and Ohio, Amazon is aggressively attacking the brick-and-mortar retail market by providing “daily essential” items at select locations. Instant Pickup items stocked at...

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    10 Tech Upgrades for the Bathroom less than $100

    While you can easily spend thousands on technological upgrades like advanced smart showers or smart mirrors, there are also plenty of ways to upgrade your bathroom without breaking the piggy bank. We’ve collected ten tech upgrades for your bathroom...

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  • What’s new in August 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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    Amazon launches ‘The Hub,’ delivery lockers for apartments

    Originally developed for retail locations like 7-Eleven, Amazon has announced the creation of a delivery system for apartment buildings that don’t have any secure way to store packages when delivered. Called The Hub, this set of lockers is...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Walmart to add giant online order Pickup Towers to 80 more stores

    Rolled out during 2016 as a trial run in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart is building online order Pickup Towers in 80 more stores this year. Currently installed in 20 stores around the United States, the towers completely automate the...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day 2017

    After a disappointing kickoff in 2015, Amazon Prime Day kicked into high gear during 2016 bringing a barrage of awesome deals. Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2017. What is Amazon Prime Day? Playing...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Prime Day Deals: $90 Echo, $399 4K HDTV (55″) and more

    Prime Day will be kicking off in less than 12 hours, specifically 6 p.m. PT on July 10. Running for a full 30 hours this year, Amazon released information this morning on the barrage of deals that...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Amazon launches more discounts for No-Rush Shipping to battle Walmart

    Being pushed out more aggressively as Prime Day inches closer, Amazon is stepping up additional discounts for Prime members by offering roughly identical discounts (compared to Walmart) for choosing the slowest shipping method. While Amazon has offered promotional...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Amazon Prime Day is July 11, expect lots of 4K HDTV deals

    Kicking off six hours early on July 10, Amazon has officially set a date for the next Prime Day. Running for 30 hours between July 10 at 6 p.m. PT to July 11 at 11:59 p.m. PT,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: VitaCup Vitamin-Infused K-Cups

    Combing a dose of daily vitamins with your cup of coffee, VitaCup K-Cups are coffee pods with vitamins such as B1, B5, B6, B9, B12, and D3 mixed in as well as antioxidants. According to the manufacturer, these vitamins...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: Nintendo SNES Classic

    Following up on the rampant success of the NES Classic, Nintendo is probably going to drive consumers crazy again trying to find the SNES Classic on store shelves at the end of September. Outfitted with more than 20 games, the SNES...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: HAVIT Mechanical Keyboard

    Gaining in popularity among gaming enthusiasts over the last few years, mechanical keyboards typically allow you to type quickly and more accurately. In addition, the life of a mechanical keyboard is longer due to the quality of the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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