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8 steps to keeping your cell phone working in a blizzard Today’s smart phones can do just about everything, but when a blizzard, hurricane, or other disruptive weather condition threatens to trap you without power, the… Read more

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5 reasons not to use your lawn tractor to plow snow Anyone with a lawn tractor or riding mower who lives in a snowy region has likely pondered the notion of attaching a plow or snow blower to it, especially when the… Read more

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2015 Chevrolet Trax sport-cute comes up short The Trax belongs to the fast-growing subcompact SUV class, a dress-size smaller than, say, a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4. It will compete most directly with such other… Read more

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Sling TV First Look Less than three weeks after Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton announced the company’s new $20 per month, Internet-based streaming TV service, and a few weeks before its public launch (Sling… Read more

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Hits and misses in the world of car tires Car tires are a big deal, and they are big business. Each year, nearly 3 billion miles are put on tires in the United States, and there are 11,000 tire-related crashes, with 200… Read more

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5 Tips for deciding whether to shop online or in the store When it comes to getting the best price when you go shopping, don’t assume that a retailer charges the same prices in the store as it does online. Shop online,… Read more

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Freshened 2015 Lincoln Navigator shows its truck roots With each passing redesign, freshening, and advertising campaign, Lincoln tries to reposition the brand so it appeals to younger buyers than its traditional AARP… Read more

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Expanding access to community college could be a game changer The high cost of higher education is a huge burden for students and their families. And at a time when more jobs in today’s economy require at least… Read more

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Government pushes autonomous braking technology Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday that the government will be adding two high-tech braking technologies to the list of safety gear it recommends to… Read more

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When it comes to the Super Bowl, Americans throw a few penalty flags What’s not to like about the Super Bowl, that annual early-February football fiesta? Apparently a lot, according to a recent nationally… Read more

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Kitchen faucets that combine flexibility with finesse Pullout faucets, which are ideal for rinsing dishes and spraying down the sink, have become fairly commonplace. Now we’re starting to see more articulating models… Read more

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What does DeflateGate have to do with your tires? You might have heard about air disappearing from footballs, but it’s no mystery that air does vanish from your tires. All tires tend to leak over… Read more

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5 reasons to skip saw palmetto pills for enlarged prostate Constantly rushing to the bathroom is a common complaint among among the millions of men who develop an enlarged prostate gland, or benign prostatic… Read more

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Modern, high-tech Jeep Renegade takes on track and trail Close your ears, 4×4 hard-liners. The newest Jeep, the small Renegade, is an Italian job, and a pretty clever heist. What we have here is essentially a front- or… Read more

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Modern, high-tech Jeep Renegade takes on track and trail Close your ears, 4×4 hard-liners. The newest Jeep, the small Renegade, is an Italian job, and a pretty clever heist. What we have here is essentially a front- or… Read more