Posted: 12/05/2013 - Video gamers who like to play on the go will have their eyes set on a handheld gaming device for the holidays. Consumer Reports checked out the latest options.
Posted: 12/05/2013 - The market for kids’ tablets is growing dramatically. Just two years ago, only eight percent of children had access to a tablet at home. Today it’s 40 percent! Consumer Reports tested six tablets especially designed for children costing between 70 and 230.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - This holiday season, tablets are bound to be a top gift item. Chances are there’s someone on your holiday list who’s been dropping hints that they want one. Just in time for Black Friday, Consumer Reports has released its ratings of close to 100 tablets.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - There’s been plenty of buzz from Sony and Microsoft about their new video gaming consoles — the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Consumer Reports has put both through rigorous testing, and has what you need to know before buying one for the gamer on your holiday list.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - Consumer Reports’ survey finds 44 percent of us plan to shop Black Friday weekend — the weekend starting on Thanksgiving. Once again, electronics are likely to be hot sellers. Consumer Reports has some great electronic gift ideas based on its recent tests.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - As holiday shopping and travel season move into full swing, Consumer Reports is out with its fourth annual Naughty and Nice list. It highlights companies with good policies … and with bad ones.
Posted: 11/24/2013 - As you head to the malls to do your holiday shopping, be careful! There’s lots of damage to be done, and we’re not talking about your wallet. Consumer Reports tells us about the dangerous temptations lurking in the food court.
Posted: 11/24/2013 - Electronics are likely to be some of the hottest gifts again this holiday season. To find the best places to shop, Consumer Reports surveyed more than 21-thousand of its subscribers and can tell you where to buy everything from a tablet to a big-screen TV.
Posted: 11/17/2013 - A Consumer Reports survey finds that more than two-thirds of American adults take a multivitamin or other dietary supplement. In fact, we spent more than 32 billion dollars on dietary supplements last year alone — and celebrities are pushing them.
Posted: 11/17/2013 - Buy now, pay later offers on big purchases sound great. You can often get on-the-spot approval for a loan you might not have to pay off for years. But Consumer Reports says beware. Miss a bill deadline by just one day or carry a balance past the no-interest promotion period, and you could get slammed with mountains of interest.
Posted: 11/17/2013 - Holiday celebrations and sipping wine often go hand-in-hand –– but where do you start when you’re shopping for a good bottle? Are you gifting it or drinking it? What are you eating with it? How much do you want to spend? If the choices seem overwhelming, stay tuned –– the wine experts at Consumer Reports can help!
Posted: 11/13/2013 - Student debt has reached an alarming benchmark. It now tops one trillion dollars. Loans for higher education exceed all other consumer loans except mortgages. Two-thirds of college graduates carry a debt burden. Consumer Reports says it is twisting the lives of young people and creating a drag on the economy.
Posted: 11/10/2013 - Nearly every new car used to come with a spare tire, but these days spares are no longer standard. And even if you have a spare, changing a tire is no fun. Consumer Reports just tested eight products that offer an easy solution.
Posted: 11/10/2013 - If you’ve ever hunted unsuccessfully for the charging cord for your cell phone, you can imagine the convenience of a charging mat. Just plug it into the wall and drop your phone on the mat to recharge the battery. Consumer Reports just tested several charging mats to see if they deliver.
Posted: 11/03/2013 - Wishing you could whip up dinner for guests on a new pro-style range this Thanksgiving? Consumer Reports puts pro-style kitchen ranges to the test — including some from Costco that cost thousands less.
Posted: 10/31/2013 - An important Consumer Reports safety alert is out today. A stroller travel system marketed by Heidi Klum — star of Project Runway and America’s Got Talent — has a safety issue.
Posted: 10/31/2013 - Just about everyone seems to be wearing headphones these days. Ones called non-isolating headphones are especially good for joggers. They don’t have a seal between the earpieces and your ears, so you can hear outside sounds as well as your music. Consumer Reports tested 10 costing between 30 and 150 dollars.
Posted: 10/30/2013 - Bacon –– it isn’t just for breakfast anymore. The crispy, salty treat is showing up everywhere –– in pizzas, salads, entrées — and even in non-food products. But beware — eating bacon can also be a health-buster. So Consumer Reports helps you find which brands are worth the splurge.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - The results of Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability survey are in. Japanese automakers came out on top, but this year they face some stiff competition.
Posted: 10/27/2013 - Starting on January first, just about everyone in the U-S will be required to have health insurance. It’s one of the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Consumer Reports finds most people are confused about how the new law affects them — but help is available.
Posted: 10/21/2013 - Orange juice with vitamin C and calcium … nutrition bars with added vitamins … energy drinks, too! Americans spend billions of dollars on fortified foods every year. Consumer Reports takes a closer look at downside of foods with added nutrients.
Posted: 10/20/2013 - When you hear “printer,” you think of that machine that spits out paper and photos. Three-D printers are completely different devices that create three-dimensional objects. Consumer Reports tested three, costing from 800 dollars to almost three thousand, to see what they can do.
Posted: 10/20/2013 - Pickup trucks are the top-selling vehicles in America, with nearly two million bought every year. The Ford F-150 leads the pack in sales. But the new Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 bring some stiff competition. Consumer Reports just compared the three.