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Jun 2, 2015

Consumer Reports: Beware of Phone Scams

Consumer Reports: Beware of Phone Scams

Criminals are finding all sorts of ways to steal your money, posing on the phone as debt collectors or phony IRS agent, or pretending to protect you from credit-card fraud.

May 28, 2015

Best Bike Helmets

Best Bike Helmets

No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet. Consumer Reports just tested 23 helmets and found good choices...

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

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Dallas Zoo's World-Famous Giraffe Kipenzi Dies

Dallas Zoo's World-Famous Giraffe Kipenzi Dies

The Dallas Zoo says its world-famous baby giraffe, Kipenzi, has died after running into the perimeter edge of her habitat Tuesday.

1 Dead, 1 Arrested After Crash on Texas 161: Irving Police

1 Dead, 1 Arrested After Crash on Texas 161: Irving Police

A man is dead and a woman was arrested after a crash on Texas 161 early Wednesday morning, Irving police say.

Plane Passengers Stretch Rules on 'Emotional Support' Animals

Plane Passengers Stretch Rules on 'Emotional Support' Animals

Flight attendants say misuse of "emotional support" animals is a growing problem on commercial flights.

Dallas Woman Attacked Near Medical District

Dallas Woman Attacked Near Medical District

A woman is recovering after a brutal attack earlier this month in Dallas, and police are searching for whoever is responsible.

Jail Releases New Sandra Bland Video

Jail Releases New Sandra Bland Video

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.

Suspected Serial Killer Was in North Texas This Month

Suspected Serial Killer Was in North Texas This Month

A man killed 11 days ago by a West Virginia sex worker and suspected in as many as 10 murders got a speeding ticket in Benbrook two weeks earlier, authorities say.