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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  • columbus
    Here’s what to buy (and what to avoid) on Columbus Day Sales

    If you are out shopping this weekend, you may be in luck depending on what you are shopping for due to Columbus Day sales. The majority of Columbus Day sales are usually advertised as four-day sales between...

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  • Online-Shopping
    Here’s the Top 5 Credit Card Rewards for the 2019 holiday shopping season

    While plenty of retailers have their own credit cards to earn a percentage back on a purchase or 0% interest for 6 to 12 months (along with astronomical interest rates if you don’t pay it off each...

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  • oculus-quest-beat-saber
    Make your Oculus Quest more comfortable to wear with these 7 products

    So you just got an Oculus Quest and you are working through the campaign in Beat Saber, right? Unfortunately, that headset starts to feel really heavy after 30 minutes to an hour of playtime. This is specifically...

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  • goliath
    What’s new in October 2019 on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

    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 to Netflix and Hulu as well as what’s arriving on Amazon Prime / Instant...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • echo-buds-running
    Amazon announces 14 new products, Echo Buds, Echo Studio, Echo Flex

    On the heels of the announcement of a new Fire TV Cube and other updates to the Fire TV platform, Amazon just announced a large quantity of new products. The most notable was the Echo Buds, a direct...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • iphone_11_pro
    iOS 13 helps you ignore robocallers and telemarketers

    You’ve probably tried putting yourself on the the Do Not Call list, asking to be taken off call lists and even blocked specific numbers on your phone. Of course, nothing seems to be foolproof. Robocallers and telemarketers...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • brilliant-home-control
    5 Ways to Smarten up your Outlets / Light Switches without Smart Plugs

    If you are interested in making your home a bit more friendly for charging mobile devices as well as add new features like built-in nightlights or Wi-Fi functionality, there are tons of aftermarket plug-in options that you...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • walmart-grocery-delivery
    Walmart launches $98-per-year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ service nationwide

    Ramping up efforts to compete with Amazon Prime, Walmart has expanded the company’s grocery delivery service to more than 1,400 stores across the United States. It originally launched as a pilot program in Houston, Miami, Salt Lake City...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • amazon-nebula
    Amazon, Roku debut soundbars with Smart TV, Roku has the best deal

    Both Amazon and Roku have added to a relatively new product category this week, soundbars with a built-in user interface to access smart TV functions for streaming video. This product is likely marketed at consumers with older...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 8 Smart Home Tech Upgrades for the Bedroom

    If you are looking to bring a little technology into the bedroom to smarten up your home, we’ve collected a list of eight items (as well as some cheaper alternatives) that will upgrade your lifestyle. This includes upgrades...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • disenchantment
    What’s new in September 2019 on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

    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 to Netflix and Hulu as well as what’s arriving on Amazon Prime / Instant...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • labor-day-sale
    Here’s what to buy on Labor Day 2019 (and what NOT to buy)

    Going to be online shopping or heading out to the retail stores this Labor Day? Here are our picks for what to buy this year (as well as what deals to avoid). Buy Appliances. Sept / Oct is...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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