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May 26, 2015

Consumer Reports: Robo Vacs for Hands-Free Cleaning

Consumer Reports: Robo Vacs for Hands-Free Cleaning

Spring cleaning is upon us. How about a robotic vacuum that promises to do the job for you? Consumer Reports tested the newest versions.

May 22, 2015

Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to spot.

May 21, 2015

Consumer Reports: Fantastic Freezers

Consumer Reports: Fantastic Freezers

How crammed is the freezer in your refrigerator? A separate freezer lets you take advantage of big sales on meat and frozen vegetables. Consumer Reports tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

May 15, 2015

Confusing Car Designs

Confusing Car Designs

For decades, traditional automatic shift levers had park at the top, down to reverse and drive at the bottom. You could see and feel the shifter go into position. Now, newer designs give you electronic...

May 13, 2015

Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Consumer Reports tested 15 sprays to find the safest, most effective repellents.

May 12, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6

Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6

Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing.

May 10, 2015

Stopping Annoying Robo Calls

Stopping Annoying Robo Calls

Robocalls, those marketing junk calls you get on your phone, are getting worse.

May 7, 2015

Can Your Car Get Hacked?

Can Your Car Get Hacked?

Most of the systems in your car are actually controlled by a computer, the engine, the suspension, the seats, the mirrors even the air-conditioning

May 5, 2015

How Safe Are Your Shrimp?

How Safe Are Your Shrimp?

Consumer Reports tested 342 packages of shrimp, farmed and wild, raw and cooked. The shrimp was purchased in large chain supermarkets, big-box stores and “natural” food stores in 27 cities across the country.

Apr 30, 2015

Apple Watch: Initial Consumer Reports Tests

Apple Watch: Initial Consumer Reports Tests

While you can try on the watches at the Apple store, they are only being sold online. Consumer Reports has gotten six of the eight it purchased and immediately began testing.

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Heavy Rain, Flooding Reported in North Texas

Heavy Rain, Flooding Reported in North Texas

Rain moved across North Texas once again on Saturday morning flooding roads and adding to the already rising lake and creek levels.

Car Drives Off Heliport at Dallas Convention Center

Car Drives Off Heliport at Dallas Convention Center

One person is now in critical condition.

NBC 5 Forecast: Flood Threat Continues

NBC 5 Forecast: Flood Threat Continues

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Loop 12 Closed Near I-30 Due to Flooding

Loop 12 Closed Near I-30 Due to Flooding

Dallas city officials say a stretch of Loop 12 between Irving Boulevard and Interstate 30 will be closed for the next several days due to flooding.

Protesters Face Off at Phoenix "Draw Muhammad" Contest

Protesters Face Off at Phoenix "Draw Muhammad" Contest

About 500 people, many of them carrying guns and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, rallied outside a Phoenix mosque Friday, where they were met by hundreds of counter protesters railing against what they called...

Snake Bites Increasing with More North Texas Rain

Snake Bites Increasing with More North Texas Rain

North Texas doctors say with all the rain and flooding forcing wild animals out of their natural habitats, they are seeing a spike in snake bites this spring.