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Honda CR-V warranty extended to cover door lock problem

February 11th, 2015
Honda CR-V warranty extended to cover door lock problem Honda has issued two Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and granted a warranty extension to address faulty door locks on its popular CR-V SUV. The TSBs cover...

The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing child seat

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February 10th, 2015
The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing child seat A recent study shows that that most parents are still moving their children to a forward-facing car seat sooner than they should. The...

Why you shouldn't give your doctor your Social Security number

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February 10th, 2015
Why you shouldn't give your doctor your Social Security number You’re filling out a pile of forms at the local hospital or when seeing a physician. You jot down your name, address, and insurance information. Then...

In wake of controversy, Samsung changes privacy policy for its smart TVs

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February 10th, 2015
In wake of controversy, Samsung changes privacy policy for its smart TVs In response to a number of articles—including Consumer Reports'—that highlighted concerns about exactly what Samsung's smart TVs are...

Sling TV beefs up its content offerings with more sports and AMC

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February 10th, 2015
Sling TV beefs up its content offerings with more sports and AMC As part of its official launch this week, Dish's Sling TV streaming TV service is adding content to its $20-per-month package and is now...

New Chevrolet Trax and Kia Sorento join test fleet and battle winter’s fury

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February 10th, 2015
New Chevrolet Trax and Kia Sorento join test fleet and battle winter’s fury Right now in the throes of a wintery February, every week brings another blizzard to our Connecticut test track. Thank goodness that...

When buying a mattress, check the return policy

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February 10th, 2015
When buying a mattress, check the return policy At Consumer Reports we have traditionally advised you to try any mattress you’re considering buying by lying on it for at least 10 minutes on each side, your back,...

Samsung and LG smart TVs share your voice data with a third party

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February 9th, 2015
Samsung and LG smart TVs share your voice data with a third party Manufacturers have been producing smart TVs with voice recognition since 2012. Since then, many televisions have come to market that even monitor the...

The paranoid guide to digital security

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February 9th, 2015
The paranoid guide to digital security If you’ve followed the news about Anthem insurance, Chick-Fil-A, Sony, and Home Depot, it can seem like cyberattacks only happen to corporations, but in reality hackers also...

Living with the Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell Vehicle

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February 9th, 2015
Living with the Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell Vehicle We’ve recently rented a fuel-cell powered Hyundai Tucson SUV and spent a few weeks tooling around Connecticut, learning what we can expect from this...

Paints that cover in one coat and last for years

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February 9th, 2015
Paints that cover in one coat and last for years A fresh coat of paint is the quickest way to transform a room. If you’re selling your home, you need an inexpensive paint that freshens up a room in one coat....

6 tips for photographing snowy scenes

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February 9th, 2015
6 tips for photographing snowy scenes One thing professional photographers are always on the lookout for is a transformative moment, such as an unexpected gesture from a subject or a change in lighting that alters the...

Is there an LED bulb that works like a 3-way incandescent?

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February 9th, 2015
Is there an LED bulb that works like a 3-way incandescent? Q. Every lamp in my house uses a 3-way incandescent bulb; sometimes you just don’t need more light. I’d like to convert to LED/CFL bulbs, but there...

FCC moves in the right direction on Net neutrality

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February 9th, 2015
FCC moves in the right direction on Net neutrality The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking a strong stand in support of a free and open Internet. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing...

As LED prices drop, it's time to make the switch

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February 9th, 2015
As LED prices drop, it's time to make the switch New Englanders can brag about their fall foliage. New Yorkers have plenty to boast about too, and we will, given a chance—same for Californians. And is there...