Consumer Cellular, a small company, was the top-rated provider in Consumer Reports’ just published survey of its subscribers. Among big-name providers, Verizon Wireless earned the highest score. Sprint has fallen to the bottom of the ratings, with low marks for value, voice, text and 4G reliability.
Pro-style ranges can give you plenty of cooking capability, but they can cost $5,000 or more. Now there are less expensive options.
This holiday season, tablets are bound to be a top gift item. Chances are there’s someone on your holiday list who’s been dropping hints that they want one. Just in time for Black Friday, Consumer Reports has released its Ratings of close to 100 tablets.
With severe storms on the rise, more homeowners are buying chain saws to clean up fallen trees and branches. And though many come equipped with safety features, chain saws still account for more than 30,000 injuries and even some deaths every year. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips for handling chain saws safely.
The most reliable new car you can buy is the 2014 Subaru Forester SUV. That’s according to Consumer Reports’ just-released auto reliability survey. The least reliable car in the survey is Ford’s C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid.
A trip down the snack aisle can be predictable: You see chips, pretzels, and popcorn. But there’s another snack that has become quite trendy, thanks to Hollywood and some music superstars. It’s popped chips, and the testers at Consumer Reports wanted to know what all the fanfare was about.
When you’re shopping for a television, the choices can seem overwhelming. It’s no longer just LCD and plasma you have to consider. Consumer Reports’ TV experts say it’s only going to get more confusing. They have tested the latest TV technologies, OLED and Ultra-HD, and say these first sets, though very pricey, have a lot to offer.
From the restaurant to your freezer: Many of America’s most popular chain restaurants, including California Pizza Kitchen, TGI Friday’s, Boston Market, and P.F. Chang’s, are now selling frozen versions of their best-selling items. But are they worth staying in for? According to Consumer Reports ... sometimes!
Many of today’s new cars come loaded with advanced safety features, such as collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. Now you can equip older models with some of those state-of-the-art safety features. Consumer Reports just checked out two aftermarket systems.
Autumn leaves are a beautiful sight. But once those leaves hit the ground, they’re a nuisance! A leaf blower can sweep them into a tidy pile. Consumer Reports just tested 57 leaf blowers to find which do the best job cleaning the lawn.
When you hear "printer," you think of that machine that spits out paper and photos. A 3D printer is a completely different animal that lets you create three-dimensional objects. Consumer Reports just tested 3D printers from MakerBot, 3DSystems, and Solidoodle, costing from $800 to almost $3,000, and it turns out they’re pretty cool!
Robotic vacuums used to be more like a high-priced toy than a cleaner. The first ones couldn’t pick up along edges and got tangled in the fringe of rugs. But Consumer Reports put three of the latest models to the test and found that they’ve improved quite a bit.
About one in five Americans buys individual health insurance or is completely uninsured. Starting on Jan. 1, just about everyone in the U.S. will be required to have health insurance. It’s one of the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Consumer Reports finds that most people are confused about how the new law affects them.
When the next big storm hits, are you ready to tackle the cleanup? Chain saws make quick work of clearing downed tree limbs and branches. Consumer Reports’ latest ratings find that some chain saws are much better than others.
GPS sales are tanking as more and more people use their cell phones for driving directions. If you’re considering making the switch to cell phone navigating, you’ll need a phone mount for your car. Consumer Reports just took a look at 11 of them that cost anywhere from $9 to $25.