Consumer Reports

Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Top juicers Consumer Reports: Top juicers (Video)
You’ve heard it before you need at least five servings of fruits and veggies a day! Juicing offers a way to up that number. And Americans are catching on. Sales of juicers are up 25 percent in the past year.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Apple Pay is here Consumer Reports: Apple Pay is here
So is Apple Pay a safer way to pay? Consumer Reports says it could be. Payment security experts say that compared to physical credit cards, mobile technology could be a safer option.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Best & Worst Air Purifiers Consumer Reports: Best & Worst Air Purifiers (Video)
Air cleaners make claims like “capture 99 percent of allergens and irritants,” “remove allergens like dust, pet dander and pollen,” healthier, fresher air.” Consumer Reports tested 26 portable air cleaners to see how well they work.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Scoring frequent-flyer miles Consumer Reports: Scoring frequent-flyer miles (Video)
Who doesn’t want to fly for free? But can you really get where you want to go using your
frequent-flyer miles? To find out, Consumer Reports asked staffers to try booking round-
trip tickets using their frequent-flyer miles with nine programs: Alaska, American, Delta,
Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and US Airways.
Problem Solvers The American shopper is back The American shopper is back
Since the economic downturn, we became a nation of savers, too traumatized by the economy to buy anything but the bare necessities. However, Americans are starting to spend again.
Problem Solvers Food labeling for GMOs Food labeling for GMOs
The controversy is growing over whether food should be labeled if it contains genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Versatile Blu-Ray players Consumer Reports: Versatile Blu-Ray players (Video)
Millions of Americans now watch video that’s streamed to their TV over the Internet. Many use set-top boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. But Consumer Reports just finished testing the latest Blu-ray players and says they are another great option for streaming video to your television.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: What's worth buying at Walmart Consumer Reports: What's worth buying at Walmart (Video)
Think shopping at Walmart is a bright idea? Consumer Reports’ tests show it could be, if you’re in the market for LED lightbulbs. LEDs are usually very expensive, but after 3,000 hours of testing, Consumer Reports found several from Walmart that are cheap and really good, including the Great Value 60-watt equivalent, A19. Use it 3 hours per day, and it should last about 22 years. Not bad for $10. Several Great Value floodlights are also a good bargain.
Problem Solvers Turning your old stuff into cash Turning your old stuff into cash
For many people, the idea of moving to a smaller home is overwhelming. Consumer Reports tells you how to get the most money for the stuff you no longer need.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Beware BPA-tainted receipts Consumer Reports: Beware BPA-tainted receipts (Video)
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks—if they’re printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA. It’s a chemical that raises safety concerns because it’s linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive abnormalities.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Getting rid of lice safely Consumer Reports: Getting rid of lice safely
Americans spent 130 million dollars on treatments for head lice last year. Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually. Frantic families often turn to popular over-the-counter treatments like RID, that contains pyrethrum or Nix, that contains permethrin. But Consumer Reports says that based on mounting evidence, including a recently published study, these chemicals are not the best choices.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: High-fee college bank cards Consumer Reports: High-fee college bank cards (Video)
As college students head off to school, they have to figure out how to set up their banking and receive their financial aid. Campus-sponsored bank accounts and prepaid cards may seem an easy and convenient choice. They often also serve as student IDs.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Save money on laundry Consumer Reports: Save money on laundry (Video)
Consumer Reports found that as much as 90 percent of the energy spent on a wash load is for heating the water. Instead choose the cold-water cycle. Your clothes will come clean, and you probably won’t see a difference.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Help! My cell phone battery died Consumer Reports: Help! My cell phone battery died (Video)
Phone batteries always seem to run out when you need them! To the rescue—smartphone cases with a built in battery. The cases promise to protect your phone and add extra battery life. Consumer Reports tested four made for popular phones and found they all work well.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Finding good tech support Consumer Reports: Finding good tech support (Video)
That dreaded moment your hard drive crashes. Do you know where to turn? Consumer Reports can tell you the best places to fix a failed computer, after surveying more than 4,400 computer owners about their experiences with tech support.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Wearable tech Consumer Reports: Wearable tech (Video)
Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it’s going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.
Problem Solvers Safety alert: Mercury in fish Safety alert: Mercury in fish (Video)
Some seafood contains high levels of a form of mercury called methylmercury. Mercury can damage the brain, and it can damage the nervous system, especially when that exposure occurs in the womb.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Ultra HD TVs Consumer Reports: Ultra HD TVs (Video)
Consumer Reports has tested several 50 to 60-inch UHD sets from big names like Samsung, Sony and Panasonic and the television expert says ultra high-definition TVs has a lot to offer.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Back-to-school laptops Consumer Reports: Back-to-school laptops (Video)
Back-to-school shopping is the second biggest spending spree of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. And these days, students need a lot more than pencils and paper. If a new computer is on your must-have list, Consumer Reports has suggestions for kids of all ages.
Problem Solvers Better-for-you foods Better-for-you foods (Video)
Making smart food choices when you shop can be very confusing. What’s really better for you “Whole grain” or “multi-grain?” How about “low fat” or “light?” “Sugar free” or “no sugar added?”
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Amazon Fire Phone Consumer Reports: Amazon Fire Phone (Video)
When the Amazon’s first smart phone, the Fire was introduced, Consumer Reports was impressed with its 3D display and FireFly technology, which identifies objects by scanning them and can recognize songs and movies.