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Consumer Reports’ top 10 TVs of 2014 If you missed out on the Black Friday promotions but still want a new TV, you’re in luck. Dozens of top-performing sets in our TV Ratings should serve as… Read more

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The best AA batteries—and best bargains AA batteries powers many toys, game controllers, and other popular gadgets we get as gifts. But not all batteries are created equal. So we tested the most popular brands, to… Read more

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How to choose the right snow blower Ceaseless cold, merciless ice, sleet, and snow—if you loved last winter, get ready for the sequel. To beat it, in America’s most-frigid states, you’ll want a snow… Read more

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Cannondale Teramo bike helmet fails Consumer Reports’ safety test Wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet is the “single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash,”… Read more

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5 reasons to skip taking vitamin C for colds Sniffles, sneezes and an achy head are a good indicator that you’ve caught a cold—and nobody wants to be sick during the holidays. But unfortunately, chomping on… Read more

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Tips for keeping children safe during holiday travel No matter how far away you may be from family and friends during the holidays, it’s likely children are at the top of everyone’s invite list. Likewise, winter… Read more

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2015 Kia Sedona minivan makes huge strides but still has ways to go The 2015 Kia Sedona minivan has shed the old model’s bland appearance, manners, and accommodations in an attempt to be more competitive and appealing… Read more

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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