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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.
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.