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The Skinny On Video Games

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Playiing video games used to be a pretty sedentary pastime, but motion gaming changed all that. Now there are games specifically designed to actually help you get in shape.

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Top Lawn Mowers

Posted: 06/13/2013 - To keep the grass in Paris trim this summer, the city is using...sheep! Apparently they're efficient, and cheap. If that option doesn't work for you, Consumer Reports has some excellent lawn mower choices for you to chew on.

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Tasty Grab-And-Go Bars

Posted: 06/12/2013 - When you find yourself eating on the run, snack and granola bars can make a perfect grab-and-go snack. They’re portable, tasty, and you feel like you’re making a healthier choice. But Consumer Reports finds that that isn’t always so.

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Sapce-Saving Double-Oven Ranges

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Remodeling your kitchen? One of the biggest challenges — deciding which cooking appliances to get. Choices among cooktops, ovens and ranges have mushroomed in recent years. Consumer Reports tests more than 250 models to help you hone in on some great buys.

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Best Sunscreens

Posted: 06/09/2013 - When you shop for sunscreen, you probably check the SPF, but Consumer Reports' latest tests find there's no guarantee you are getting the level of protection listed on the label.

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Snappiest Android Phones

Posted: 06/06/2013 - Despite all the talk about Apple's iPhones, more than 50 percent of the smart-phone market opts for an Android phone.

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Credit Scores Gotchas

Posted: 06/06/2013 - Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and Americans spend millions of dollars a year to find out theirs.

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Generator Know-How

Posted: 05/27/2013 - Superstorm Sandy, which left millions without electricity, turned out to be a real boon for portable generators. But buying a generator is just job one.

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As-Seen-On-TV Grout Cleaners

Posted: 05/26/2013 - If dirty grout in your bathroom drives you crazy, you may be tempted to try some of those miracle grout cleaners you've seen advertised on TV.

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Keeping Produce Fresh

Posted: 05/26/2013 - Tossing out fresh fruit and vegetables that have gone bad feels like throwing money down the drain. A new product called FreshPaper claims to keep produce fresh for up to four times longer.

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Eyelash Enhancement Hazards

Posted: 05/26/2013 - Women have been looking for ways to darken and thicken their eyelashes since before the days of Cleopatra. But Consumer Reports says the latest lash-enhancing trends are risky.

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Oversold Testosterone Treatments

Posted: 05/22/2013 - Drugmakers spent more than 100-million dollars last year to promote prescription testosterone-everything from gels and patches to injections. Just two years ago, the industry was spending a fraction of that-a mere 14-million dollars.

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Best & Worst Airlines

Posted: 05/22/2013 - The peak travel season has begun, bringing with it crowded planes and higher fares. Consumer Reports has just released its latest airline ratings.

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Expandable Garden Hoses Galore

Posted: 05/16/2013 - When it's time to water your yard, does your hose drive you crazy? It's heavy. It gets tangled. It's hard to move.

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Top Ice Creams

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Summer is not far off-and for many adults and kids alike, thoughts turn to hot sunny days and refreshingly cold desserts.

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Winning Sports Stores

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Whether you're outfitting yourself or getting your kids ready for their favorite sport, where you shop can make a big difference. A new Consumer Reports National Research Center survey reveals the best places to gear up.

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Latest Car Innovations

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Under the category of "What Will They Think Of Next?" Car Companies keep coming up with new features that are supposed to make cars safer and easier to live with.

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Best Gas Grills

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Just in time for Memorial Day weekend-Consumer Reports' test results on more than 100 gas grills. Some are loaded with features, but you don't have to spend top dollar to get a grill that sizzles.

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Cheap Chromebooks First Take

Posted: 05/09/2013 - If you've been thinking about getting a backup laptop-either for yourself or one that's easy for your kids to use-there's a new kind that's being heavily advertised.

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Securing Your Smart Phone

Posted: 05/08/2013 - If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster. A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than seven million smart-phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.

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Mechanically Tenderized Beef Risk

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution. The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines-and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food.

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Deceptive Mortgage Services

Posted: 05/05/2013 - They arrive in the mail all the time and keep popping up on your computer screen-home-refinancing ads that promise rock-bottom mortgage rates and easy approval.

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Celebrity Candy Face-Off

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Everyone knows candy isn't exactly a health food. Now celebrities are touting a new kind of candy that promises to be a lot better for you.

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Great Go-Anywhere Cameras

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Catching great action shots from your mountain bike or on the beach is a lot easier these days with cool new video cameras. Consumer Reports looks at two popular ones that go where no video camera or cell phone has gone before.

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Snappy Healthier Crackers

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Cruise the cracker aisle these days and you'll see competition is really heating up for your snack dollars. Sure, the old favorites remain-but now there are lower-fat siblings and store-brand twins-not to mention new flavors.

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