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  • Adults have been worried about kids watching too much TV since, well, forever. But it really is different now that we are all surrounded by screens nearly all the time—televisions, tablets, compu...

  • 3 great iOS 8 features for now, and 3 for later Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:00 PM EDT

    If you're an iPhone user who's not in the market for the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, there is still and upgrade waiting for you. On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile o...

  • Amazon comes out with its first $100 tablet Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

    Amazon today launched its lowest-priced tablet yet, which also happens to be the smallest we’ve seen so far. The $99 Kindle Fire HD has a 6-inch display, 1080p resolution, and a quad-core process...

  • 5 questions to ask yourself before you buy a smart watch Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

    Smart watches have been in the tech news a lot lately—particularly since Apple introduced its much-anticipated Apple Watch last week. Still, while some analysts suggest smart watch sales will gro...

  • Is your spouse financially cheating on you? Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:45 PM EDT

    She might never have noticed the missing money had her husband not finally confessed that he had lost a hefty five-figure sum in a bad loan to a friend. But her spouse’s belated honesty didn’t wi...

  • What to do if someone gives you counterfeit money Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

    Recently, the website Krebs on Security wrote an article about a person who was hawking "super high-quality bogus bills" on cybercrime forums on the Web and other places online. Apparently the ...

  • Squeezing the deal out of Verizon's double-talk Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 3:25 PM EDT

    When Verizon announced radically lower prices for its cell plans earlier this year, Dick Lambert was a happy man. Finally, the Minnesotan and his family could enjoy rates comparable to those offe...

  • How to choose replacement windows Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    Contrary to what some ads say, saving money on your energy bills is not the reason to replace your windows. That’s because it could take decades to recoup the $8,000 to $24,000 you’ll spend on ne...

  • Knee Defender battle puts blame on passengers Consumer Reports - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 1:10 PM EDT

    In a little over a week recently, three flights made unscheduled landings delaying and disrupting hundreds of travelers and their plans when passengers battled over the right to recline their sea...

  • Do I need anti-virus protection for my phone or tablet? Consumer Reports - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Q. It is recommended to run virus protection on your computer. What about smart phones and tablets? If so, is your recommended software for computers also good for those devices?—Bradley Chewning...

  • Go to college free—abroad Consumer Reports - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    If your son or daughter is a senior in high school and plans to go to college, the next few months will be filled with moments that run the gamut of emotions. You’ll also get a heavy dose of real...

  • Are lens-style cameras here to stay? Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

    Remember Kodak's two-lens cameras (the Kodak EasyShare V705 and V570)? How about 3D cameras from Fujifilm and Panasonic? All these models, announced with much fanfare, have come and gone. That’s ...

  • Hefty fees on financial aid earn an F Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 4:25 PM EDT

    This fall, an estimated 21 million students are attending colleges and universities in the U.S. From the 2007 to 2012 academic years, the percentage of first-time, full-time undergrads at four-ye...

  • How to pick a health insurance plan Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 4:15 PM EDT

    Health care can be very expensive. Having a baby costs about $30,000, and so does the average three-day hospital stay. Health insurance is a way to reduce those costs to an amount that you can ma...

  • 5 questions to ask yourself before buying a 2-in-1 computer Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    They twist. They turn. They detach. If you’ve been shopping for a laptop lately, you’ve probably seen some 2-in-1 computers in the store. You might say they’re a natural outgrowth of Windows 8 an...

  • Join Costco and save big on membership Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

    If you've considered joining Costco, but didn’t want to spring for the annual $55 Gold Star membership fee, it may be time to finally take the plunge. We spotted a deal on Living Social that make...

  • Our tests show Sony HDR-AS100V is the best action cam Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 2:03 PM EDT

    It sometimes seems as if GoPros are the only action cams people consider buying. In part, it's because the company has done an admirable marketing job at resurrecting the camcorder market at a ti...

  • Can $10,000 get you the perfect TV? Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    With the marriage of OLED and UHD TV technologies, has LG managed to create the best TV ever? That's what we hope to find out next month when LG starts shipping its brand new 65-inch 65EC9700 UHD...

  • Digital wallet review: Google Wallet, Softcard, and Loop Wallet Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    Apple, the innovative California-based computer maker, talks like it just invented mobile wallets, which let you pay for purchases at the cash register by using your smart phone. "Apple Pay will ......

  • Apple Pay mobile wallet looks like an also-ran Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    Apple Pay, the new mobile wallet introduced with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus yesterday, has issued a bold new proclamation for shoppers: "Wallet, your days are numbered." But three year ago, ...

  • Will you buy the Apple iPhone 6? Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    The tech-gadget world focused on Cupertino, Calif., yesterday as Apple introduced its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Those phones regained any technical ground the company had given up to its Android c...

  • New Grado headphones rock our Ratings Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:16 AM EDT

    Quick—what's the first brand you think of when someone mentions headphones? Chances are, it starts with a "B." But based on our latest headphone Ratings, one brand that deserves more attention ...

  • Hands on with Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 9:15 PM EDT

    It’s a strange day when a pair of new iPhones gets upstaged at an Apple event, but perhaps that’s because pretty much everything about the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus devices...

  • Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reclaim the innovation lead from Android Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 6:30 PM EDT

    Apple's smart phones have gone through years of conservative, incremental updates, but the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus catch up to and even surpass technically advanced Android rivals from Samsung,...

  • Apple Watch stands out from the smart watch crowd Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 6:30 PM EDT

    At Apple’s launch event today, without a doubt the star of the show was the company’s new Apple Watch, which will start at $349, but won’t be available until early 2015. Considering the fact that...

  • Apple Watch brings innovation to your wrist Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    The widely rumored and eagerly anticipated Apple smart watch is finally confirmed, and it was Apple's famed "one more thing" announcement at its press event today. Apple's design expertise and ...

  • Time to sack the sports-TV blackout rule Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 9, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

    As the National Football League kicks off a new season, an old rule may be benched for good. Sports fans have long griped about TV blackouts of local games. The NFL and other professional leagues...

  • Motorola’s second-generation Moto X is the company’s last hurrah as a “Google-made” phone, before the company joins the fold of its new owner, computer giant Lenovo. And just like the first Moto ...

  • Wearing the new Motorola Moto 360 smart watch around town this weekend, I found something interesting: People noticed it, but they thought it was a regular (albeit large) watch. When I showed the...

  • Apple prepares to go big with iPhone 6 Consumer Reports - Mon, Sep 8, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

    One of the late Steve Jobs’ best and worst qualities was his purity of vision. He was always proud of the fact that his company’s products, such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, anticipated the nee...

  • How do I use my smart phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot? Consumer Reports - Sun, Sep 7, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Q. In 30 best travel gadgets for your summer vacation you advised setting up your own hot spot by using your phone as a personal  Wi-Fi hot spot so that other gadgets can get online when no  Wi-F...

  • Will circular smart watches win you over? Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 3:45 PM EDT

    This morning, Motorola unveiled its entry into the smart-watch arena. Photos of the round-faced Moto 360, which runs on Google's new Android Wear operating system, have been circulating all summe...

  • What should you do with your summer photos? Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

    With Labor Day having passed and the kids back in school, summer is in the rearview mirror (no matter what the calendar says). But you can still relive all the summer fun through the photos you s...

  • What's your favorite way to read? Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

    Since we’re about to talk literature here, allow me to paraphrase Gertrude Stein. A book is a book is a book. Or is it? We’ve been wondering how bookworms are reading today, especially those who ...

  • Quick—when was the last time you rented a DVD or Blu-ray? For a growing number of us, it's probably been a while, since more devices—TVs, Blu-ray players, game systems, and dedicated streaming me...

  • Don't become a moving company victim Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 5, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    A recent complaint New Jersey officials filed against a moving company illustrates why you must investigate movers carefully before deciding which one you’ll trust to handle you possessions. The ...

  • When you lend your car, think about the insurance Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 4, 2014 5:30 PM EDT

    Do you lend your car to friends, family, or even strangers who hook up with you through a car-sharing smart phone app? If you do, remember that you're also often lending those other drivers your ...

  • Don't get stuck with unexpected credit card charges Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 4, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    If you're trying to save money by transferring a balance to a different credit card, be sure you're not leaving yourself open to surprise interest charges. The Consumer Financial Protection Burea...

  • How to keep your computer and other gadgets clean Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 4, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

    Dust, coffee drips, and other debris on computer keyboards and monitors, tablets, phones, and TVs make them look disgusting—and can affect how they work. But cleaning your electronics the wrong w...

  • Protect yourself from the latest data breach Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

    There are troubling signs that The Home Depot may have been hacked—so far the retailer has released a statement that says only that it is “looking into some unusual activity that might indicate a...

  • When inflation remains tame, TIPS can tumble Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 3, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    If you’ve looked carefully at your grocery receipts recently, you may have noticed a rise in the price of some of the items. Inflation appears to be waking up from its almost six-year nap. It ros...

  • Samsung is unveiling a suite of new devices today at the IFA technology show in Germany. The company recently invited Consumer Reports to its Galaxy Studio in New York City for a sneak peak at tw...

  • Samsung is unveiling a suite of new devices today at the IFA technology show in Germany. The company recently invited Consumer Reports to its Galaxy Studio in New York City for a sneak peak at tw...

  • Get free FICO scores for auto and student loans Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 2, 2014 6:00 PM EDT

    Four more creditors–Hyundai, Kia, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and Sallie Mae–have joined the FICO Open Access program, which gives borrowers free regular access to the credit score that their ...

  • 5 food-label claims that can fool you Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 2, 2014 6:00 PM EDT

    Food manufacturers know that consumers want healthier foods, so they rarely miss an opportunity to slap health claims on the front of their product packaging. Trouble is, the big print rarely tel...

  • Sonos gets update, so you don't need a wired network connection Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 2, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Sonos speakers have consistently been at or near the top of our wireless speaker Ratings, but for some would-be users there's been one drawback: At least one Sonos speaker in a multiroom system h...

  • How to rattle a company's cage Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 2, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    In a recent study by Consumer Reports, we revealed how many businesses are driving a wedge between themselves and their customers by burying phone numbers, vanquishing calls to voicemail, and ste...

  • 4 tips for better underwater photos and video Consumer Reports - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:45 PM EDT

    If you’re interested in shooting photos or video underwater, you have a variety of equipment choices. The cheapest option is a waterproof point-and-shoot, such as the Nikon Coolpix AW120 or an ac...

  • 5 questions to ask before buying a Chromebook Consumer Reports - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

    Do a search on Amazon for Chromebook, and you’ll find a surprisingly large selection of these laptops. Most sales had been to the education market early on, but research firm Gartner says this ye...

  • Are health insurance premiums skyrocketing in 2015? Consumer Reports - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

    “O-care premiums to skyrocket,” said a headline in The Hill, a widely-read website on politics. That dire forecast was a dream come true for legions of the Affordable Care Act's detractors, who s...

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