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5 tough mobile devices that can take a bath or a beating Life can be tough, so sometimes you need a device that’s tough, too. It’s all too easy to drop your phone in the lake (or the toilet, as my young nephew did… Read more

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Another reason to stay away from weight loss supplements Taking a dietary supplement to lose weight is not only unnecessary, but also risky. Why? Weight loss supplements are often tainted with prescription or… Read more

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Edgy 2015 Lexus NX 200t proves agile and downright youthful Lexus joins the crowded upscale compact SUV fray with the new NX. Clearly, late to the party, the key question is, “Does the NX bring anything… Read more

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Best mattresses for back and side sleepers Consumer Reports has updated our mattress Ratings, and the best we’ve tested provide plenty of support, resist bounciness, allow easy movement, and should last for many… Read more

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Over 200,000 Consumers Sign Petition To Stop Unwanted Robocalls Consumers Union Campaign Demands Telephone Companies Offer Free, Effective Call-Blocking Solutions to Customers SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Just one week after… Read more

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Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge: What you need to know Today at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled the latest version of its flagship smart phone, the Galaxy S 6. We got a sneek peek at… Read more

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Safest new cars for teens Choosing a car for a teen driver means making tough financial decisions at a time when college bills and lodging expenses loom on the horizon. The temptation, and often necessity, is to buy a… Read more

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Meet the toughest car critics in America Sure, they look nice—friendly, even. But the 28 people above, shown at Consumer Reports’ 327-acre auto test center in Connecticut, are brutal. They put cars through… Read more

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Detergent pods should be safer Liquid detergent pods have grown in popularity since their introduction in 2012. But these packets have also become a health hazard for children, who might mistake the brightly colored,… Read more

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When going solar, should you lease or buy? As the cost of solar technology drops, more and more homeowners are considering buying or leasing rooftop solar panels. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy projects that… Read more

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Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs are recording—and sharing data about—everything you watch A few weeks ago, controversy erupted over smart TVs after a series of reports, including one from Consumer Reports,… Read more

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When is it time to change winter tires? Winter tires have a soft, pliable compound engineered to provide maximum grip on snowy and icy surfaces at freezing temperatures, but these specialized tires wear quickly and… Read more

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10 cars worth waiting for The Miata’s redesign will carry a wider, lower stance, and liberal use of aluminum body panels makes it about 150 pounds lighter. A 2.0-liter, 155-hp engine is under the hood. The… Read more

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FCC to make net neutrality the law A long-anticipated vote on net neutrality is finally here. Today, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to take on new authority to enforce net neutrality rules, by… Read more

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Tips from the pros to get top dollar for your house The spring home selling season is nearly here, so if you’re thinking about entering the market, now’s the time to get your house in order. A home can be ready to list… Read more