For a lot of people, a coffeehouse is a great place to start the day. But if you want a quick cup of coffee at home, a single-serve coffeemaker is an easy option.
More people move in June than in any other month. Consumer Reports says be wary.
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and Americans spend millions of dollars year to find out theirs. But Consumer Reports says the score you get is not necessarily the one lenders use. That can be a nasty surprise when you apply for credit.
More and more cars come with safety features like blind-spot monitoring. A light in or near your rearview mirror lights up when something is in your blind zone. And if you drift out of your lane, some cars caution you with a beep. Consumer Reports Auto Test Center also tests collision-warning systems. The Chrysler 300 beeps if you’re about to hit something. And cars such as the Audi A8 actually apply the brakes for you.
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.
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.