The peak travel season has begun, bringing with it crowded planes and higher fares. Consumer Reports has just released its latest airline ratings.
Two years ago drugmakers spent 14-million dollars promoting prescription testosterone. Last year they spent 100-million dollars. And sales are soaring, topping two billion dollars in 2012. But Consumer Reports says most men don’t need testosterone treatments.
Lots of video games on the market are advertised as a fun way to get fit. Consumer Reports checked out five: Nike Plus Kinect Training, Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013, Just Dance 4, U-F-C Trainer, and Zumba Core. They cost anywhere from $20 to $50.
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.
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 7 million smart-phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.
Trying to serve up healthy meals? More and more people are opting for ground turkey instead of beef. Even Burger King has started serving up turkey burgers. Ground turkey can be a better choice. But a just-released Consumer Reports investigation reveals that it can also be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Catching great action shots from your mountain bike or on the beach is a lot easier these days with cool new video cameras.
If your knives aren’t quite cutting it these days, perhaps you’re thinking of getting the Edge of Glory infomercial sharpener. It claims to make your knives like new.
Unreal Candy offers alternatives to iconic candies. Consumer Reports did blind taste tests to see how they stack up.
To save on TV, Internet, and phone bills, many people get all three services from the same company. Those “triple plays” get you steep discounts, but only for a limited time. Then bills often shoot up. But Consumer Reports says there are ways to save.
Motorcycles offer an exhilarating riding experience and can deliver impressive fuel savings. If you’re thinking about getting one, Consumer Reports National Research Center surveyed more than 4,000 motorcycle owners to find some of the most reliable ones.
If you think you’ve got the latest and greatest TV out there, wait till you see what’s coming—Ultra-HD televisions.
Watch enough television and you may start thinking cleaning your house can be a breeze with the “right tools.” TV commercials and infomercials are touting all sorts of products to help you get the job done. But before you spend a dime, Consumer Reports checked to see how they work.
They’re colorful and alluring, but Consumer Reports says there’s a potential safety hazard with popular small toy balls and beads that expand dramatically in water. There are many of those super-absorbent polymer balls on the market, although one was recalled late last year—Dunecraft Water Balz.
New restaurant regulations that were supposed to require chains with more than 20 locations to list calorie counts on their menus are stalled. But many restaurants have already started disclosing that information anyway. Consumer Reports wanted to see whether restaurant-goers are getting a good count.
Getting the most for your money is just common sense. Today’s travel cards can be a great way to stretch your dollars,that is if you pay your balance off every month. But it’s downright confusing trying to figure out which offers the best deal. Consumer Reports Money Adviser crunches the numbers for you.
When’s the last time you bought something and it wasn’t what you thought it was going to be? Judging from all the complaints Consumer Reports receives, it probably wasn’t all that long ago.
When you go to buy a car, it’s a big investment. Consumer Reports finds that a number of new cars are disappointing you get them home.