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Amazon Kindle Fire HD7 Kids Edition is not just for kids

October 30th, 2014
Amazon Kindle Fire HD7 Kids Edition is not just for kids Amazon's recent product announcement included its first tablet just for children, the Fire HD Kids Edition. This standard 6- or 7-inch Fire HD tablet comes...

Batteries that last when you need them

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October 30th, 2014
Batteries that last when you need them When you’re making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget to add AA batteries. This popular battery type powers many of the toys, game controllers, and other...

Is your hospital safe when disaster strikes?

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October 30th, 2014
Is your hospital safe when disaster strikes? When Superstorm Sandy knocked out power throughout coastal New Jersey and New York on Oct. 29, 2012, nowhere was the terror more palpable than in the darkened hallways and...

Droid Turbo speeds onto the scene with a near-immortal battery

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October 30th, 2014
Droid Turbo speeds onto the scene with a near-immortal battery The Droid Turbo smart phone, a Motorola-made Verizon exclusive, offers an appealing all-star collection of today’s most advanced smart phone features,...

FTC sues AT&T over cellular throttling

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October 30th, 2014
FTC sues AT&T over cellular throttling The FTC has sued AT&T Mobility in federal court, claiming that the company misled millions of customers with grandfathered "unlimited" cellular data plans. AT&T stopped...

Tell bogus travel clubs to take a hike

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October 7th, 2014
Tell bogus travel clubs to take a hike Judging by recent state actions, travel club fraud is alive and well. Last month, the Illinois attorney general filed a lawsuit against a Kansas-based company and two of its...

3 winning leaf cleanup strategies

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October 7th, 2014
3 winning leaf cleanup strategies It’s time to break out the rakes and blowers to get rid of all those leaves. But don't despair, the solution to getting some leaf relief may be as close as your garage or shed....

Visit the national parks for free

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October 7th, 2014
Visit the national parks for free If you love the great outdoors, few wonders can match the grandeur of America’s National Parks. From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah, there are 401 parks that belong on the bucket...

Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs

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October 7th, 2014
Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs Survey Finds 64 Percent of People Think “Natural” Means No GMOs; Virtually All Samples of Tested Products with Only “Natural” Label...

Where GMOs hide in your food

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October 7th, 2014
Where GMOs hide in your food More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms in their food, according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey of 1,000...

Best coffee blends in the grocery store and online

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October 6th, 2014
Best coffee blends in the grocery store and online When it comes to coffee, big names don't guarantee great flavor. Brands like Folgers and Maxwell House didn't stand up to specialty brands such as Allegro and Stumptown...

Muse EEG headband promises to boost your relaxation and concentration

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October 6th, 2014
Muse EEG headband promises to boost your relaxation and concentration Have you been feeling stressed out, possibly because you're too tightly tethered to your tech devices? Well, the answer could be even more...

What the color of your front door says about you

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October 6th, 2014
What the color of your front door says about you Whether you’re “practical and strong minded,” or a “restless spirit,” there’s a front door color that’ll capture your...

You don't have to live with crummy TV sound

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October 6th, 2014
You don't have to live with crummy TV sound Does your TV's picture rock you like a hurricane, but its sound is more like a gentle rainfall? Pumping it up with a sound bar speaker has become an increasingly popular sonic...

How do I stop robocalls and telemarketers?

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October 6th, 2014
How do I stop robocalls and telemarketers? Q. We were delighted to use the phone number Consumer Reports published to eliminate robocalls; we’re pretty sure it worked, too. But how do I get real people to stop...