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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.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Top laundry detergents Consumer Reports: Top laundry detergents (Video)
378 loads! That’s how much laundry Consumer Reports’ testers did to find the best laundry detergents. The tested more than 50 liquids, powders, and pods. Also included in the tests—two laundry systems that claim to clean without detergent. They are the $300 pureWash and the $400 Wash It. Both mount on the wall above your washer and inject ozone into your wash water.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Hot car dangers Consumer Reports: Hot car dangers (Video)
44 children died last year from heat stroke inside cars. Accidentally leaving a child behind in a hot car has happened to parents from all walks of life—a CEO of a hospital, a vice principal, a preacher and so many others. Fatigue, anxiety or distractions can throw anyone’s life off course.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Choosing the right carry-on luggage Consumer Reports: Choosing the right carry-on luggage (Video)
Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. But whatever kind you get, it’s got to fit in the overhead bin. Airlines have different maximums they allow. A bag that measures 22 by 14 by 9 inches deep will get you onto most carriers, though some carriers will give you a few inches more.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Amazon's first smart phone Consumer Reports: Amazon's first smart phone (Video)
Amazon is getting ready to release its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs. Its cell phone team is excited about some of the phone’s features, like dynamic perspective. It gives the phone a 3D look. They’re also intrigued by Firefly, which helps you identify objects in front of you by scanning them. It can even identify music and movies by listening to them.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Best Greek Yogurt Consumer Reports: Best Greek Yogurt (Video)
Yogurt continues to grow in popularity. Sales now top 7 billion dollars a year. A lot of the latest growth is propelled by Greek-style yogurt. Most yogurts are nutritious and a good source of calcium. Greek yogurt has even more protein and that’s part of the appeal.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: What to buy at Costco Consumer Reports: What to buy at Costco (Video)
Looking to load up on bargains at a warehouse store? Joining Costco can lead to big savings in your household budget, but it’s important to know what to get and what to forget when you’re filling your cart.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Best ice cream Consumer Reports: Best ice cream (Video)
America’s favorite ice cream is vanilla. But what makes plain vanilla really great plain vanilla? An excellent vanilla ice cream should have definite dairy flavor, balanced by real vanilla. It shouldn’t be overly sweet and it should have a creamy, smooth texture.