Consumer Reports

Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Sharing streaming media passwords Consumer Reports: Sharing streaming media passwords (Video)
It seems so easy! Type in your password and have access to countless video streams on a service you pay for—such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO Go, or WatchESPN. And it seems just as easy to give your log-in to someone else.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Travel club gotchas Consumer Reports: Travel club gotchas (Video)
Expensive vacations to exotic places often seem out of reach. So many people join travel clubs, which promise years of discounted airfare, hotels and dining. But Consumer Reports has found that hundreds of those dream vacations have turned into nightmares.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: TVs for the Super Bowl Consumer Reports: TVs for the Super Bowl (Video)
A sports bar is a great place to watch the Big Game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Best places to get car repairs Consumer Reports: Best places to get car repairs (Video)
When it comes to car repairs, a Consumer Reports’ survey finds that Tesla scored higher than any other dealership or independent service center for overall satisfaction. It’s the only company to get top marks across the board for its on-time repairs, courtesy, price, and quality.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Latest Food Craze? Bugs! Consumer Reports: Latest Food Craze? Bugs! (Video)
For centuries insects have been included in traditional dishes around the world. Latin Americans eat cicadas, ants and even tarantulas. South Africans put them in porridge. And we all know that Mexican tequila lacks a certain something without that worm.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Top Treadmills & Ellipticals Consumer Reports: Top Treadmills & Ellipticals (Video)
You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons people skip their workouts. Consumer Reports just tested treadmills and ellipticals for your home, which will save you commute time to the gym. But you want one that you’ll keep using for years to come.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Credit Score Problems Consumer Reports: Credit Score Problems (Video)
That critical number—your credit score—is based on your credit reports, yet a Consumer Reports’ survey finds close to half of Americans never check to make sure their credit reports are accurate and errors are surprisingly common.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Low-cost laptops Consumer Reports: Low-cost laptops (Video)
Prices for laptops are all over the map. Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less. Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don’t.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Purrrfect gifts for your pets Consumer Reports: Purrrfect gifts for your pets (Video)
In addition to friends and relatives on our holiday gift lists, don’t forget those family members who might have chewed up all of last year’s presents. Our pets! Consumer Reports has advice on toys that will bring a wag to your dog’s tail and make your cat purrty happy.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Losing your right to sue Consumer Reports: Losing your right to sue (Video)
When you buy a product or service and something goes terribly wrong, you may think, “I can always sue.” But Consumer Reports warns that people often unwittingly give up their right to sue by agreeing in advance to submit any dispute to binding arbitration. And that can be a raw deal.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Pop-up turkey timers Consumer Reports: Pop-up turkey timers (Video)
Looking to prepare the perfect bird this Thanksgiving? You might be thinking about relying on one of those pop-up timers to gauge when your turkey is ready. Turkey needs to be cooked to 165° F in order to be safe. Undercooked turkey could make you and your Thanksgiving guests sick. So, can you really trust those little pop-up timers?
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Hidden risks of going gluten-free Consumer Reports: Hidden risks of going gluten-free (Video)
About seven percent of Americans can’t eat gluten because they have celiac disease or a diagnosed gluten sensitivity. But how good is a gluten-free diet for everyone else? To find out, Consumer Reports reviewed nutrition labels for more than 80 gluten-free foods.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Save on eyeglasses Consumer Reports: Save on eyeglasses (Video)
If you’ve got your eye on prescription eyeglasses, be prepared for sticker shock—frames, lenses, and protective coatings can add up to $500 or more. But Consumer Reports finds that you can save up to 40 percent on the cost of eyeglasses without sacrificing fashion.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports:Arsenic in rice Consumer Reports:Arsenic in rice (Video)
Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you andyour children should eat. Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic, which is linked to several types of cancer.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Night-vision car technology Consumer Reports: Night-vision car technology (Video)
Consumer Reports’ auto engineers regularly test headlights and know their limitations. Even with the best-performing headlights, the driver probably doesn’t have enough time to see, react, and brake for pedestrians or objects ahead, unless driving very slowly.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Top stick vacs Consumer Reports: Top stick vacs (Video)
Need a quick pick-me-up to keep your house looking nice for the holidays? Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuums.