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You can stream Super Bowl XLIX for free

January 22nd, 2015
You can stream Super Bowl XLIX for free If you're a cord cutter without access to free broadcast TV, here's some good news about Super Bowl XLIX. You won't have to head to a local bar or wheedle an invite to a...

5 ways to declutter your desk

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January 21st, 2015
5 ways to declutter your desk Time to wrestle your wires, corral your cables, and master the mess on and around your desk. There are good do-it-yourself options (like bundling up power cords with garbage-bag ties or a...

Consumer Reports' top 10 TVs for Super Bowl XLIX

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January 20th, 2015
Consumer Reports' top 10 TVs for Super Bowl XLIX If you're not heading to Glendale, Arizona, to catch Super Bowl XLIX between the Patriots and the Seahawks in person, then the next best way to watch the big game is...

Why you need grab bars in your bathroom

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January 20th, 2015
Why you need grab bars in your bathroom You might think the kitchen, with its hot stoves and sharp utensils, would be the most dangerous room in your home, but it’s actually the bathroom. According to a 2011...

What's in a 'clinically tested' claim?

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January 19th, 2015
What's in a 'clinically tested' claim? Q. What do the terms “clinically tested” and “clinically proven” really mean?—Dave Boswell, Arnold, MDA. The Federal Trade Commission doesn’t...

E-file your taxes for free

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January 19th, 2015
E-file your taxes for free IRS Free File is now officially open, enabling some 70 percent of Americans to begin preparing their federal tax returns online for free. The IRS will begin accepting mailed and e-filed...

Nissan Titan brings diesel V8 to light-duty trucks

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January 16th, 2015
Nissan Titan brings diesel V8 to light-duty trucks What is it? Nissan has just taken the wraps off its totally redesigned Titan, a full-size pickup that competes with the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram...

Road report: Luxury compact sedans

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January 16th, 2015
Road report: Luxury compact sedans For many car buyers who desire a well-balanced mix of driving excitement, luxury appointments, and brand status, the pinnacle has been the BMW 3 Series. Other manufacturers have...

Cascada brings open-air driving back to Buick

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January 16th, 2015
Cascada brings open-air driving back to Buick What is it? Buick’s first convertible since the long-forgotten Reatta in 1990, the Cascada is a four-seat soft-top based on the Chevrolet Cruze. It has been on sale in...

Toyota Tacoma receives much-needed updates

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January 16th, 2015
Toyota Tacoma receives much-needed updates What is it? Toyota’s workhorse compact pickup has aged slowly, although the last Tacoma we tested showed that it wasn’t aging gracefully. Clumsy handling, noisy...

3 important UHD TV developments to watch in 2015

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January 16th, 2015
3 important UHD TV developments to watch in 2015 Did you buy an Ultra HD TV last year? Are you enjoying it? Will you still be able to enjoy it knowing that it probably lacks three features that are being included on...

Video: Ford GT marks return of a supercar icon

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January 16th, 2015
Video: Ford GT marks return of a supercar icon What is it? Ford took the wraps of the latest incarnation of their legendary supercar in Detroit, with a seductively styled carbon-fiber body that looks thoroughly...

Acura NSX hybrid supercar races to production

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January 16th, 2015
Acura NSX hybrid supercar races to production What is it? Three years after the original NSX concept was unveiled at the Detroit auto show, Acura has taken the cover off its edgy, high-tech second-generation NSX....

A 'smart' watch that's more than a decade old

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January 16th, 2015
A 'smart' watch that's more than a decade old We've been hearing a lot about smart watches in the past couple years, and we saw some new models at CES 2015 last week. But here's a smart watch you may not have heard...

What do Consumer Reports testers think of the 2015 Detroit auto show?

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January 16th, 2015
What do Consumer Reports testers think of the 2015 Detroit auto show? Our “Talking Cars with Consumer Reports” video podcast hits the road this week, recorded on the floor of the 2015 North American...