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Clever child seat installation in extended-cab pickups

April 23rd, 2015
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...

New Sony TVs show why high dynamic range is more important than resolution

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April 22nd, 2015
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...

A dream vacation, a travel insurance nightmare

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April 22nd, 2015
A dream vacation, a travel insurance nightmare While booking a weeklong cruise to Panama on a Windstar sailing yacht, Marita and her husband, Frank, also took American Express Travel’s offer of a $1,149 insurance...

Financial risks in your sixties

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April 22nd, 2015
Financial risks in your sixties “As you move into your 60s, taking steps to protect what you’ve earned and accumulated becomes more front and center,” says Bernard Krooks, a lawyer with Littman Krooks...

Hybrid Nissan Murano SUV makes auto show appearance

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April 22nd, 2015
Hybrid Nissan Murano SUV makes auto show appearance At the Shanghai auto show this week, Nissan displayed a hybrid version of the redesigned 2015 Murano SUV, which will go on sale in China this summer. Nissan released...

Best deals on hybrid cars

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April 22nd, 2015
Best deals on hybrid cars Car buyers have been turning away from hybrids since gas prices dropped last year. To bring them back to showrooms, automakers have rolled out some of the biggest incentives in the industry on...

Mean, green Tesla Model S P85D gets up to speed

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April 22nd, 2015
Mean, green Tesla Model S P85D gets up to speed This year, we’re celebrating Earth Day in grand style, behind the wheel of our new all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D. Both green and mean, the P85D is the high-end...

Brinkmann grill fails Consumer Reports’ safety test

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April 22nd, 2015
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...

Smart luggage is the next big thing for an old product

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April 22nd, 2015
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...

Get the right bike helmet fit

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April 22nd, 2015
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...

Pioneer brings Android Auto to aftermarket car audio systems

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April 21st, 2015
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...

What happens to your Facebook profile after you die?

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Why is there so much interest in Mazda?

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Driving the 2016 Toyota Mirai—on the hydrogen highway

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Invest like Warren Buffett

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April 21st, 2015
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...