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-prime-box
    Amazon halts all post-purchase price matching, except for TVs

    Detailed by Techcrunch this week, Amazon has changed their price matching refund policy on all products with the exception of televisions. Prior to the policy change during early May, Amazon customer were able to request a refund on...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • pool-floats
    What Not to Buy on Memorial Day 2016

    If you are looking for deals this holiday weekend, there are definitely certain product categories that you should keep an eye out for. Regarding start times, Kristin Cook, Managing Editor of Ben’s Bargains, says “Early Memorial Day...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • ups-truck
    UPS adds real-time location tracking of your packages

    Integrated into the UPS My Choice service, the shipping company has added a new feature called Follow My Delivery to the service. Assuming you pay for expedited shipping methods like UPS Air and Worldwide Express, you will be...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • windows-10
    Want Windows 10 for free? Upgrade now. It’s $120 in July

    Jumping up from $0 to $120 on July 30, 2016, Microsoft’s free upgrade offer to all Windows 7 and 8.1 users will expire at the end of July. After July 29th, anyone that wanted to upgrade to...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • The-Do-Over
    What’s new in May on Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Now

    Interested in what movies and television shows will be added to your favorite streaming service in May 2016? We’ve compiled an extensive list of everything coming and going on Netflix and HBO Now as well as what’s arriving...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • amazon-prime-box
    Amazon to offer Prime for $11 each month, just video for $9

    Opening up a way to subscribe to Amazon Prime on a month-to-month basis, Amazon has launched a subscription plan option that charges customer $10.99 per month for all the benefits of Prime. Of course, this is significantly more...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • oasis-worst
    Four reasons why the Kindle Oasis is the worst

    If you haven’t heard, Amazon announced a new Kindle this week for release on April 27. Adding a new model that’s more expensive than the already pricey Kindle Voyage, the Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s new top-tier model...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Watch-Netflix
    Price Hike Alert: Netflix jumps to $10-per-month for everyone in May

    In case you are one of the 17 million Netflix accounts that has been grandfathered in at the $8-per-month price for the last two years, the streaming video company will be raising your rate next month to $10-per-month....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • best-buy
    30 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy, online and in-store

    If you are spending money at Best Buy, there are plenty of ways to save your money (and time) when shopping. We’ve put together a list of thirty Best Buy-specific shopping tips to take advantage of when online at BestBuy.com...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • starz-streaming
    Starz rolls out cheapest streaming service; less than HBO, Showtime

    Attempting to take on HBO Now as well as Showtime’s streaming service, Starz has launched a standalone option for accessing original programming as well as movies licensed to the network. Pricing the service at $8.99 per month,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • playstation-4-remote-play
    Freebie Alert: PS4 gets Remote Play soon (Play on your PC)

    Launching in the 3.5 PlayStation software update this week, Sony PlayStation 4 owners will be able to stream video games from their gaming console to a Windows or Mac computer. Already available on the Xbox One (limited to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • star-wars-bb-8-toy-plants
    BB-8 will now watch, react to The Force Awakens as you watch

    Rolled out as a new feature this week in a free update, Sphero’s BB-8 replica Star Wars droid has the ability to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with you and react to what’s happening on the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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