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Terrific Home Exercise Equipment

Posted: 01/20/2014 - If you don't want to head to the gym everyday, consider some exercise equipment you can use at home. The latest Consumer Reports tests helps you choose the right one.

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Wiping Old Electronics Clean

Updated: 01/20/2014 - Before you recycle that old tablet our laptop make sure all the information is erased. Here's what you need to know.

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Is Pricey Paint Worth It?

Posted: 01/20/2014 - Designers showcase paint from the British company Farrow and Ball because of its luscious colors. But Farrow and Ball costs two to three times more than other paints. Consumer Reports included it in its tests of more than 60 paints to see what you get paying top dollar.

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Chicken Safety

Updated: 01/08/2014 - If you eat chicken, heads up! Consumer Reports' tests of more than 300 raw chicken breasts revealed 97% harbored bacteria that can potentially make you sick.

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Best and Worst Car Values

Posted: 01/08/2014 - Car sales are moving at a brisk pace. Last month was the best November in more than six years. But before you consider a new car, it's important to know how much it costs to operate and if it's likely to wind up in the repair shop. Consumer Reports is just out with its annual list of Best and Worst New Car Values.

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Top AA Batteries

Posted: 12/13/2013 - This time of year you need plenty of batteries on hand to power up new toys and other devices. Consumer Reports just tested 15 of the most popular size, double-A's, and found big differences.

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Handheld Gaming Devices

Updated: 12/13/2013 - 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.

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Kids' Tablets

Posted: 11/29/2013 - The market for kids' tablets is growing dramatically. Just two years ago, only 8% of children had access to a tablet at home. Today it's 40%!

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PlayStation 4 Vs. XBox 1

Posted: 11/29/2013 - 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.

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Naughty and Nice Company Policies

Posted: 11/29/2013 - Santa's not the only one checking who's been naughty and nice this year. Consumer Reports is out with its third annual Naughty and Nice list highlighting company policies that deserve a thumbs up … or raspberries.

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Avoiding Jewelry Ripoffs

Posted: 11/29/2013 - Unless you're a gemologist, you probably can't tell the difference between a real piece of fine jewelry and a fabulous fake. But Consumer Reports Money Adviser has some advice to help you from getting ripped off.

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Deferred Interest Gotchas

Updated: 11/22/2013 - 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.

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Vitamin & Supplement Lowdown

Posted: 11/22/2013 - A Consumer Reports survey finds that more than 2/3rds of Americans 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.

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Wearable Technology

Updated: 11/22/2013 - Is wearable technology the next big thing? Several companies now have smart watches on the market. Consumer Reports just took a look at two to see if they deliver.

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Super Cell Phones

Updated: 11/22/2013 - Smart phones are getting smarter and smarter and they've added a long list of features, like wireless sharing and advanced cameras. Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 phones and can help you focus in on the features you really need.

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Top Cell Services and Savings

Posted: 11/21/2013 - Consumer Cellular, a small company, was the top-rated provider in Consumer Reports' just-published survey of its subscribers. 'Among big-name providers, Verizon Wireless earned the highest score, Sprint fell to the bottom of the ratings. Consumer Reports has advice on how to save on your bill.

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New Test Results on Tablets

Updated: 11/20/2013 - This holiday season, tablets are bound to be a top gift item. Just in time for Black Friday, Consumer Reports has released its ratings of close to 100 tablets.

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Tech Toys for Kids

Posted: 11/13/2013 - It's toy season! 80% of the toy industry's $20-billion in sales comes in now until the end of the year. Increasingly, those toys are high-tech. But which ones are worth it? Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine can help.

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Consumer Reports Survey on Best and Worst Cars

Updated: 10/31/2013 - 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.

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Cell Phone Charging Mats

Updated: 10/31/2013 - Cell phone charging mats sound so convenient. Just plug it into the wall and drop your phone on the mat to recharge the battery. Consumer Reports just tested several mats to see if they deliver.

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You and the New Health Law

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Starting on January first, just about everyone will be required to have health insurance, but a lot of people are confused about it. Consumer Reports has helpful information about the Affordable Care Act.

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Low-Scoring Japanese Cars

Updated: 09/16/2013 - The latest Consumer Reports tests on Japanese cars show the makers of the best cars are Lexus, Subaru, Mazda, Toyota, and Acura. But not all Japanese cars performed well at the Consumer Reports test track.

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Store Brands Vs. Name Brands

Updated: 09/06/2013 - 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. Consumer Reports taste-tested a wide variety to see how they stack up against big-name national brands.

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