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GoPro camera integration spreads to cars and trucks

January 15th, 2015
GoPro camera integration spreads to cars and trucks Everybody wants to see what you’re doing, and increasingly, consumers are seeking ways to share their experiences. Furthering this trend, at least three new cars...

5 bags that charge your smart phone

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January 15th, 2015
5 bags that charge your smart phone How did we ever survive without our mobile gadgets? In a recent Consumer Reports survey, respondents who owned mobile devices brought at least one with them on their most recent...

5 hottest cars at the Detroit auto show

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January 15th, 2015
5 hottest cars at the Detroit auto show Automakers signaled their confidence in a strong economy at the Detroit auto show, with the happy coincidence of sharply lower fuel prices. This year, performance and luxury...

Kitchen updates that stand the test of time

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January 15th, 2015
Kitchen updates that stand the test of time Design trends come and go, but your kitchen needs to look great for years to come. So how do you give it an update that’s not just timely, but timeless? By incorporating...

Tesla targets “a few million” annual sales by 2025

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January 15th, 2015
Tesla targets “a few million” annual sales by 2025 Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk expects his electric vehicle company to sell 500,000 units a year annually when the Model 3 compact EV starts production in 2020....

5 hottest trucks from the Detroit auto show

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January 15th, 2015
5 hottest trucks from the Detroit auto show For years, the truck market has been pretty predictable. Ford was the top seller; then came Chevrolet/GMC. Small trucks got little attention. And diesel engines were only for...

How to find an LED lightbulb that fits your fixture

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January 15th, 2015
How to find an LED lightbulb that fits your fixture The LED lightbulb display at the home center wasn’t helpful and the clerk who worked in that section was down on LEDs—too much money, he said—and...

How to get the best deal on practically anything

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January 14th, 2015
How to get the best deal on practically anything There’s little more infuriating than going to a store, buying a product and then seeing it on sale the next day or learning that you could have bought the same...

8 lust-worthy sports cars

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January 14th, 2015
8 lust-worthy sports cars With gas prices at relatively historical—or hysterical—lows, the buzz at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit included a lot of horsepower and high...

3 off-season projects you can do now to save later

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January 14th, 2015
3 off-season projects you can do now to save later Remodeling projects, like travel, have off-seasons. Winter is prime time for heating and insulation pros. But you can take advantage of the lull other contractors...

Detroit show focuses on performance, ignores mainstream

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January 13th, 2015
Detroit show focuses on performance, ignores mainstream It sure is exciting to watch a new Acura NSX or Ford GT roar onto a stage. And high-performance versions of such existing models as the Cadillac CTS-V can get some...

Big strides in 2016 Chevrolet Volt aren’t electric breakthroughs

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January 13th, 2015
Big strides in 2016 Chevrolet Volt aren’t electric breakthroughs Electric car fans have been eagerly awaiting big breakthroughs in the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, and they won’t be disappointed. But...

5 fascinating trends in 3D printing

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January 13th, 2015
5 fascinating trends in 3D printing We may not be that close to "one in every home" yet, but 3D printing made an impressive showing at CES 2015. What we saw were new products and services that have evolved past a...

Don't buy a beautiful shade of mediocre paint

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January 12th, 2015
Don't buy a beautiful shade of mediocre paint Buying interior paint should be easy but walk into any home center or paint store and you’ll see just how confusing the choices can be. Brand lines keep expanding and...

Secret car warranties can help you get a free fix for common problems

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January 12th, 2015
Secret car warranties can help you get a free fix for common problems Car problems can be frustrating at best, with minor nuisances potentially preceding breakdowns or expensive repair bills. While traditional...