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Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Successfully cutting cable Consumer Reports: Successfully cutting cable (Video)
Three things that have traditionally kept people tied to cable: sports, kids’ programming, and addictions to shows such as Game of Thrones that were only available with a pay TV service. But all that’s starting to change.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Veggie chips vs. potato chips Consumer Reports: Veggie chips vs. potato chips (Video)
Consumer Reports just tested 32 different snack chips made from bean chips, pea chips, veggie chips, and kale. Don’t get the idea that they’re as good for you as fresh vegetables, but most of the ones tested are a little lower in fat and calories than classic potato chips. Several of the new chips qualify as low sodium. And some are an excellent source of fiber. Consumer Reports found several to recommend.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Why coffee is good for you Consumer Reports: Why coffee is good for you (Video)
If you’re a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits. In fact, it may even lengthen your life, because of the antioxidants in coffee that protect against disease. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaf, is packed with these good-for-you compounds. In fact, some research shows that for most coffee drinkers, java supplies more antioxidants than any other food.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Should Walmart be your next bank? Consumer Reports: Should Walmart be your next bank? (Video)
Online retail giant Amazon has introduced the Echo. It’s similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now, using voice recognition to respond to your questions and commands. But instead of having to pull out your smart phone, Echo sits in one spot, making it particularly handy in a home or office.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Echo: Amazon's answer machine Consumer Reports: Echo: Amazon's answer machine (Video)
Online retail giant Amazon has introduced the Echo. It’s similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now, using voice recognition to respond to your questions and commands. But instead of having to pull out your smart phone, Echo sits in one spot, making it particularly handy in a home or office.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Cellphone chargers Consumer Reports: Cellphone chargers
Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Dairy case junk food Consumer Reports: Dairy case junk food (Video)
The dairy case is bulging with new products that seem like tasty ways to get more protein, calcium, and other nutrients into your diet. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine says that many are just surprise junk foods.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Super snack bars Consumer Reports: Super snack bars (Video)
The most overcrowded section of your grocery store may well be the snack bar aisle. Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot of sugar and saturated fat. Consumer Reports evaluated 28 bars and rated them for nutrition and taste.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Mood-changing LED light bulbs Consumer Reports: Mood-changing LED light bulbs (Video)
LED lightbulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off. Consumer Reports checks out several.
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.