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How to pick perfect produce There’s nothing quite like the biting into an apple plucked straight from the tree. Or is there? While fresh picked is a plus for highly perishable corn or peas, which lose their… Read more

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First test results of the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport We’ve had the stainless-steel Apple Watch and aluminum-bodied Apple Watch Sport for less than a day, and as we promised in a story from this morning, some… Read more

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Stop taking Mucinex Fast-Max liquid medicines If you have a bottle of Mucinex in your medicine cabinet, you may need to throw it away. Earlier week, drugmaker RB recalled certain lots of over-the-counter Mucinex… Read more

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The science behind smartwatch scratch resistance Durability is a greater concern for smartwatches than for any other personal electronics device. Sure, cellular phones can take a beating, but at least you can protect… Read more

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Getting out your gas grill? Here’s the drill. Some folks grill all year long but if you’re just getting out your gas grill now, give it a few quick checks to make sure it’s ready for another barbecue season…. Read more

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New report warns of senior investor hazards With even the best certificates of deposit still yielding less than 2 percent, the days of “living off the interest” for retirees are long gone. But the problem for retirees… Read more

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6 lessons for women in or near retirement Kathryn Larson and Elizabeth Marner-Brooks are both women of retirement age. Though the choices they made on the path there are different, they both offer lessons for women who… Read more

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The Apple Watch launches—and our labs tests begin Pre-order sales of the Apple Watch have reportedly been between 1 million and 2.3 million—the first of those devices are arriving to customers today. We’ve… Read more

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Consumer Reports Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria and Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Tests of Frozen Shrimp Findings raise public health concerns especially with imported, farmed shrimp; FDA needs to step up… Read more

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Garage Gurus expands training for independent mechanics What are Danny “The Count” Koker, star of History channel’s “Counting Cars,” and financier supreme Carl Icahn doing in the same room?… Read more

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Pick the best riding mower for your property Riding mowers are the way to mow for lawns of a certain size, typically one-half acre or more. If your property is even more princely, you may want to consider a tractor with… Read more

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Best deals on pickup trucks in April As people start dusting off their yard equipment and planning trips to the garden center, the usefulness of a pickup truck quickly becomes evident. But today’s trucks aren’t mere… Read more

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Clever child seat installation in extended-cab pickups Pickup trucks have long shed their work-only persona and are now among the most popular passenger vehicles in the country. In fact, for 2014, three pickup truck… Read more

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Clever child seat installation in extended-cab pickups Pickup trucks have long shed their work-only persona and are now among the most popular passenger vehicles in the country. In fact, for 2014, three pickup truck… Read more

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New Sony TVs show why high dynamic range is more important than resolution When Sony took the wraps off its 2015 TV lineup last week, the buzz wasn’t about higher resolution but rather about the coming… Read more