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When to choose last year’s smart phone We know the feeling. You’re shopping for a new phone, and you’re excited by the latest, greatest model. But when you get to the store, you see last year’s… Read more

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Is the Amazon Echo all talk? Every once in a while, a gadget comes along that is so interesting, people forget to ask what it’s for. The latest fascinating, yet slightly mystifying electronic device to fit this… Read more

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The best baking chocolate for your holiday treats When it comes to baking chocolate, how do you know which one to choose? Things have come a long way since old-time supermarket brands like Baker’s were pretty much… Read more

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Why teens shouldn’t drive old cars Most American teens killed in crashes were driving old cars ill-equipped to protect them, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).   IIHS… Read more

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Next-generation Hyundai car stereo to ditch navigation, CD player With the scheduled launch of their latest audio system at CES 2015, the upcoming consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, Hyundai is moving away from… Read more

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Sen.se Mother monitoring system promises to keep an eye on your life The Sen.se Mother ($299) is a home and personal monitoring device. By checking a website or your smart phone, you can monitor the temperature in the… Read more

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Why buying new luggage could save you money With frequently changing airline luggage rules and fees, you can actually save money in the long run if you buy and use new luggage instead of using older suitcases…. Read more

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Best everyday cleaning products for special events Before shopping for food for your holiday baking and cooking, make sure you have enough cleaning supplies on hand, especially if you’re expecting house guests…. Read more

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Can scratch-repair kits remove damage you get in the parking lot? Nothing says “holidays” like a scratch-repair kit—at least if you’re unfortunate enough to pick up some new door scrapes while… Read more

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Don’t let pet allergies ruin your holiday For people with pet allergies, holiday gatherings at homes with furry, four-legged animals can turn an otherwise good time into a nightmare of itchy, red, watery eyes, and… Read more

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The best shovels for heavy and light snow Everyone who gets any amount of snowfall needs a shovel in their winter arsenal. Even if you own a snow blower, you’re still going to need to shovel. That’s because… Read more

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Consumer Reports Names Toyota Camry Hybrid Best New-Car Value in Annual Rankings Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500L, Mercedes-Benz S500 ranked lowest YONKERS, NY – The Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best overall value… Read more

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Best & worst car values We think that real value is not necessarily how much you spend but what you get for your money. Vehicles that are reliable, perform well, and don’t cost much to own represent the best values…. Read more

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4 simple cell phone battery savers A dead phone battery can be an excuse (“Sorry I didn’t call you back—my, er, phone died”); an inconvenience (“How can I pay for this latte without my… Read more

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Best new-car values Some cars might be inexpensive but leave you feeling unsatisfied. They might not be good values, leaving you feeling as if you have overloaded on junk food. To help you steer clear of those empty… Read more