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Brinkmann grill fails Consumer Reports’ safety test Grilling seems a lot more fun than cooking on a range and it’s hard to argue with the results—seared steaks and sizzling burgers—but cooking… Read more

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Smart luggage is the next big thing for an old product Not too long ago, “connected luggage” involved two suitcases and a strap. Now it involves a smartphone and built-in electronic capabilities. It’s… Read more

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Get the right bike helmet fit A bike helmet must fit snugly to protect you. “Try on the size you think you need, and then try a size smaller,” says Rich Handel, Consumer Reports’ assistant test project… Read more

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Pioneer brings Android Auto to aftermarket car audio systems With the introduction of Pioneer’s latest aftermarket car audio systems, Android users with Apple CarPlay envy now have access to the same kind of… Read more

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What happens to your Facebook profile after you die? Life used to be so simple. You lived, you died, and the assets you amassed during your time on earth were passed on to your heirs. Now, however, there is some new… Read more

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Why is there so much interest in Mazda? The Consumer Reports YouTube channel and car forums have been abuzz with more than their share of Mazda discussions recently. Why are viewers of our “Talking Cars with… Read more

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Driving the 2016 Toyota Mirai—on the hydrogen highway This fall, Toyota will give early adopters another incentive to try driving a hydrogen fuel-cell car: free fuel. That’s right, when the 2016 Mirai sedan… Read more

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Invest like Warren Buffett Warren Buffett likes to say that price is what you pay, value is what you get. It’s as good an encapsulation of what value investing is all about as you’re going to find. If you… Read more

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The pros and cons of supermarket self-checkout There’s a lot to like about your supermarket’s self-checkout. It’s usually a fast track out the door, shoppers who use it tend to have fewer items in their carts, and… Read more

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All-new 2017 Buick Verano sedan breaks cover Buick is replacing its entry-level Verano luxury sedan with a redesigned model, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, that draws styling elements from the stunning 2015 Buick… Read more

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2016 Buick Envision fills gap in brand’s SUV lineup Buick recently unveiled the long-awaited Envision SUV at the Shanghai auto show, previewing a new crossover destined to slot between the little Encore and the… Read more

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ESPN calls foul on Verizon FiOS Custom TV Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after announcing Custom TV, a streamlined, customizable TV package that targets would-be cord cutters, Verizon was told that its… Read more

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Why do my pills look different? Q. Sometimes when I refill my prescriptions, the pills look different. Why is that? A. U.S. trademark laws prohibit generic drug manufacturers from copying the shape, color, or size of… Read more

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The best and worst walk-behind mowers Every year Consumer Reports tests a new batch of mowers at its test lawn in Fort Myers, Florida. This year we bagged more than 1,500 pounds of grass clippings and found out that not… Read more

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Get home security without the monthly fees With their monthly monitoring fees, installing a professional security system can be a costly undertaking. But you can protect your home without the monthly hit with a number… Read more