AT&T is joining T-Mobile in reducing monthly fees for people who pay for their own devices. More>>
If you have a small gamer on your list this holiday season, chances are he wants a portable video-game player. Consumer Reports checked out the offerings from the two main game makers, Sony and Nintendo. More>>
The Ford Mustang is still galloping at 50.Ford Motor Co. on Thursday introduced the 2015 Mustang, a confident and aggressive riff on the iconic pony car that first made Americans swoon in the 1960s. More>>
Sex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos. More>>
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. But what are we shopping for? Google knows!
Before you buy a children’s tablet, Consumer Reports says you want to keep in mind how many kids are going to be sharing it, the ages of the kids, what kind of screen size you want. More>>
Following home-heating safety measures will help keep you and your family safe this winter, experts say. More>>
This may be the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also can be one of the costliest. More>>
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. More>>
By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer Move over, zombies. Step aside, terrorists. Aliens, out of the way. More>>
Can you get all of your holiday shopping done in one day? Sure, if you follow a few key steps. More>>
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 on dietary supplements last year alone, and celebrities are pushing them. More>>
Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected. More>>
Though car sales rebounded later in the month, the uncertainty caused by the shutdown made shoppers scale back on spending, at least temporarily. More>>
Sure, the turkey is typically the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s really the side dishes that make or break the meal.
Welcome to a slow economy and low-single digit seasonal growth. Say hello to 365/24/7 online competitors. More>>
Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the death of two infants due to strangulation. More>>
Just about everyone seems to be wearing headphones these days. 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. More>>
Honda's line of Accords has won the 2014 "Green Car of the Year" award from an auto industry magazine. More>>
Is wearable technology the next big thing? Several companies now have smart watches on the market. Even Apple is rumored to be coming out with one. What do those “smart watches” actually do? Consumer Reports just took a look at two to see whether they deliver. The Gear watch from Samsung does a lot more than your average watch. It can make and answer phone calls, for example. You can also take pictures with the Gear with a simple command. But the picture quality isn’t very good. Plus the... More>>
What do you do with those little nubbins of wax that are too short to burn, but just large enough to make you feel guilty for tossing them? More>>
Chevy's mild-hybrid version of the 2014 Malibu has been quietly canceled. More>>
To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning. More>>
Are your home energy bills high? If the answer is yes, consider participating in Home Performance with Energy Star. More>>
Kanishk Parashar is a software developer who's created a little piece of hardware he thinks will replace credit cards. And maybe your ID card, too. More>>
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It’s toy season! Eighty percent of the toy industry’s $20 billion in sales comes during the last 6 weeks of the year. And increasingly, those toys are high-tech. But which ones are worth it? Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine can help!The $50 Imaginext Apptivity Fortress from Fisher-Price would be fun for any kid. But adding in an iPad makes it irresistible. When you put the iPad in, it becomes a whole different game because you are actually playing video games in conjunction with the fortre... More>>
Amazon has struck a deal with the US Postal Service that'll see its customers taking delivery of packages on Sundays.
Chrysler is recalling 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix front-end problems that could lead to steering troubles. The company announced three recalls on Friday. It wants to inspect the trucks and says only 453,000 will likely need repairs. The first case covers 842,400 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from 2003 through 2008. Chrysler says 116,000 were repaired with tie-rods in the steering system that could be out of alignment. It says the problem can lead to steering failures. The other two involve truck... More>>
You don't have to be a mechanic to give yourself a much better chance of getting home or to the nearest repair shop with a small kit of essential tools and equipment. More>>
Honda is recalling 344,000 Odyssey minivans of the 2007-2008 model years to fix a problem that can cause the vehicle to brake suddenly.The Japanese automaker said Friday that a software and parts problem can cause hydraulic pressure to build in the braking system after an engine restart. The buildup can suddenly be released, causing heavy and unexpected braking without the brake lamps coming on. Honda said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem.Honda says it will re... More>>
Mustard. This small, humble seed is used in cuisines the world over, from the sharp spicy mustard served with dim sum to the rich, seedy variety applied to sandwiches.
The three major credit bureaus have used the FICO scoring model for decades, but the differences in how each agency computes its scores has led to numerous discrepancies that are often problematic for both lenders and consumers. The VantageScore model is designed to provide a much more standardized grading system than the one used by Fair Isaac and Company. More>>
With a little humor, some beauty tricks and a few inexpensive trinkets, getting into the spirit of Halloween can become more of a treat than a trick. More>>
Many of those who have suddenly find themselves without incomes are facing tough times. These steps can help see you through this lean time. More>>
A trip down the snack aisle can be predictable: You see chips, pretzels, and popcorn. But there's another snack that has become quite trendy, thanks to Hollywood and some music superstars. More>>
Unlike the highly publicized problems that have plagued the federal health exchange website created to help Americans register for insurance coverage, many state-run exchanges are operating well. More>>
Gas mileage has gotten far more important in new-car choices over the last 10 years, and that's not likely to change. More>>
If you know you'd like pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns to decorate your home this Halloween, but want to try something different, use some of these pumpkin decorating tips to blend the tradition of the season with chic twists. More>>
Americans spend billions of dollars on fortified foods every year.
Consumer Reports takes a closer look at downside of foods with added nutrients. More>>
The culture of boom and bust is very much a part of Western civilization, with the U.S. economy particularly vulnerable to periods of sudden growth and sharp decline.
Many of today's new cars come loaded with advanced safety features, such as collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. Now you can equip older models with some of those state-of-the-art safety features. More>>
When the next big storm hits, are you ready to tackle the cleanup? More>>
You might think of it primarily as that thing on the dinner table you use to add some flavor to your food, but the uses of salt extend far beyond that. More>>
Hiring the right plumber, painter, or handyman can be hit or miss. More>>
One thing commonly overlooked is the amount of calories, sugar and fat in Halloween candy. Since most fun-sized candy wrappers lack any nutritional information, here is a list of some of the most popular Halloween candies and their nutrition facts. More>>
Taking care of business when you take care of yourself. More>>
Consumer Reports has important advice to keep you connected during an emergency. More>>
The levels of arsenic found in rice aren't high enough to be a short-term concern to consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. More>>
A national survey revealed that laundry ranks among our top three least favorite chores.
Chobani says it's recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers. More>>
In the supermarket, you'll find more store brands than ever. In fact one in four products on the shelf these days is a store brand. More>>
How do you bring in the buyers -- and get the most money for your attic treasures? More>>
Road-trippers have had it easy the past few years. The Great Recession took a significant toll on vacation travel, leaving the highways and byways a little less crowded on holiday weekends. More>>
There's arguably no other purchase that is more universal for back to school. But buy the wrong ones, and your kid will cry "not cool!"
You’ve unboxed your new computer and are a ready to enjoy the faster processor, better display, and shiny new keys – but what do you do with your old computer? Here are six uses for your old computer.
As a health reporter, I'd heard plenty of stories about food contamination and had taken steps to make sure my family's food was as safe as it could be. Contracting a foodborne illness was not something you'd expect would happen to me. More>>
Five brands accounted for the largest amounts of beer consumed by people before they were treated for injuries at an emergency department in a large U.S. city, according to a new pilot study. More>>
Save time and reduce stress by buying back-to-school supplies and gear online. More>>
Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds for repair due to a metal rod that can break and potentially cause harm. More>>
Here's a bit of good news for folks looking to squeeze in a last-minute summer road trip: the price of gasoline is plummeting. But how much further will it fall? More>>
The Chevrolet Impala has been around since 1958. Back then it was the best-selling car in America. The Impala has been redesigned several times since then, and over the years it fell on tough times and More>>
Whether you’re hopping in the car with the family for a weekend getaway or flying across the country, you can follow these simple tips to total vacation bliss. More>>
Consumers are going to know exactly what they're getting when they buy foods labeled "gluten free." More>>
You may not realize it, but printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids you can buy. In fact, ounce for ounce, it can cost more than fine champagne! More>>
Flat screens have been a selling point for TVs for more than a decade. Now, LG and Samsung are making a selling point of screens that are not flat. The two Korean electronics companies are launching More>>
While you assume your home is a safe and happy place, you may have some surprising things around that are toxic, and even fatal, to your cat. More>>
Falling television sets continue to be a source of serious injuries to young children, a new study shows. More>>
Sears is re-announcing the recall of nearly 800,000 dehumidifiers because of new reports of fires and because so few consumers have responded to the first recall. More>>