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Getting Your Car To Last

Posted: 02/12/2013 - These days, people are looking for any way to stretch a dollar. One way can be holding onto your car longer. Today the average vehicle has been on the road nearly 11 years, according to Polk Research.

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Microwave Fire Danger

Posted: 02/10/2013 - Millions of kitchen appliances are sold every year. Of course, when you buy one, you assume it's safe. Yet government documents show there are an estimated 147-thousand appliance fires every year.

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Unique Gift-Box Chocolates

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Want to get your sweetheart an unusual gift this Valentine's Day? Consumer Reports says it might just be a box of chocolates!

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Buzz On Latest Electric Cars

Posted: 02/04/2013 - More and more car companies are coming out with cars that are all-electric-no gas needed. Several claim the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon or more.

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Cheap K-Cup Alternatives

Posted: 02/03/2013 - It's no surprise single-serve coffeemakers are still growing in popularity-their convenience is tough to beat. However, the cost of those disposable pods are pricey.

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iPhone Siri Wannabe Apps

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Apple's Siri voice recognition ushered in a whole new era in smart-phone technology. Now downloadable apps are trying to get in on the conversation.

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Decoding Over-The-Counter Flu Meds

Posted: 01/29/2013 - It's one of the worst flu seasons in years, but trying to figure out a good over-the-counter medicine to take can make your head spin. Consumer Reports helps you decode treatments for the flu and other ailments.

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Best Windows 8 Laptops

Posted: 01/22/2013 - With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system, a wave of laptops has hit store shelves. They're designed to take advantage of Windows' bold new design. Consumer Reports just rated dozens of the latest choices.

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Best Windows 8 Laptops

Posted: 01/17/2013 - With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system, a wave of laptops has hit store shelves. They're designed to take advantage of Windows' bold new design.

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Canned Food Complaints

Posted: 01/17/2013 - As a careful shopper, you try to get the most for your money. So once you get home and open canned foods, it can be disappointing to find lots of liquid. Consumer Reports has gotten a raft of complaints about this issue.

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Financial Mistakes To Avoid

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The start of a new year is a good time to get your finances in order. And it's none too soon. In a just-released survey, Consumer Reports found a surprising number of people have overlooked some of the most basic financial precautions.

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Snappy New Camera Technology

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Tired of taking lousy photos? One of many new smart phones could snap up your game. Many are coming with incredibly innovative camera features.

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Getting Fit Without A Gym

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Getting more exercise is a top New Year's resolution. But you can skip the January rush to join a gym! Consumer Reports has advice on how to set up a home gym for less.

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Top TVs For The Super Bowl

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Are you in the market for a big-screen TV for the Super Bowl? Consumer Reports tests hundreds of televisions a year, and guess what-paying top dollar doesn't necessarily mean top performance.

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Trendy Tidying Tools

Posted: 01/06/2013 - What do couples fight about the most? Money comes to mind-but wait! A just-released Consumer Reports ShopSmart survey finds almost 40 percent of couples fight more about messes!

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Best Value Cars

Posted: 01/06/2013 - Now is a great time to buy a 2013 car. Consumer Reports says you can save hundreds of dollars if you take advantage of end-of-the-month, as well as end-of-the-year, deals.

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Quite Unusual Eliptical Cycles

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Looking to give your workout a kick-start in the new year? Consumer Reports has tested some very interesting exercise devices that'll help you burn off holiday treats in no time.

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As-Seen-On-TV Exercisers

Posted: 12/30/2012 - If getting into shape is high on your list of New Year's resolutions and you're wondering if some infomercial exercise products can get you there, you're in luck!

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Top Diets

Posted: 12/30/2012 - More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight, even obese. At the top of many New Year's resolutions is the dreaded "D" word-diet.

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Money-Saving Prepaid Cell Plans

Posted: 12/16/2012 - What's the best cell-phone service? Verizon and two smaller companies-Consumer Cellular and U.S. Cellular-just earned top ratings in Consumer Reports' latest survey. But if you're trying to save money, Consumer Reports says a prepaid service can be a better option.

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Making Glassware Sparkle

Posted: 12/16/2012 - Frustrated by filmy buildup on your glasses? There are detergent additives for dishwashers that promise to help. Consumer Reports tested to find out whether they really can deliver crystal clear results.

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Tastiest Hot Appetizers

Posted: 12/16/2012 - 'Tis the season to celebrate with friends, family, and food! And this may be the year to upgrade your usual cheese and cracker appetizers.

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Exceptional E-Book Readers

Posted: 12/13/2012 - If you're looking to give someone an e-book reader this holiday season, listen up! There are plenty to choose from, and prices are lower than ever.

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Exceptional E-Book Readers

Posted: 12/09/2012 - If you're looking to give someone an e-book reader this holiday season, listen up! There are plenty to choose from, and prices are lower than ever. Consumer Reports' tests single out the best.

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Best Kids' Tablets

Posted: 12/09/2012 - If you're not wild about sharing your tablet with your kids, there's good news. This year you'll find a lot more tablets made especially for them.

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