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Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

AA Batteries That Last

AA Batteries That Last

Consumer Reports tests 15 double-A batteries, 13 alkalines and two lithiums ranging in price from $0.62 per pair to $5 using toys and flashlights.

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

Consumer Reports: Holiday Smartwatch Options

Consumer Reports: Holiday Smartwatch Options

Consumer Reports rated more than a dozen smartwatches, putting them through a variety of tests including the durability of the cover glass.

Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Tech Toys for Kids

Tech Toys for Kids

Electronic toys are a favorite gift for kids. But that doesn’t mean they will just be sitting in front of a screen. Here are several that Consumer Reports thinks look pretty good and will get kids collaborating...

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015

Consumer Reports: Easiest Streaming Video Devices

Consumer Reports: Easiest Streaming Video Devices

In time for the holidays, the biggest names in streaming media are showing off a new generation of players.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Steamers to Smooth Out Wrinkles

Steamers to Smooth Out Wrinkles

Consumer Reports put three affordable steamers to the test.

Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Cutting Teen Car Insurance Costs

Cutting Teen Car Insurance Costs

Getting a driver's license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Best Buy Leaf Blowers

Best Buy Leaf Blowers

With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.

Monday, Oct 19, 2015

Should You Go Solar?

Should You Go Solar?

The price of residential solar panels has dropped almost 50 percent in the past seven years, and there’s pressure from salespeople to get you to go solar before federal rebates expire at the end of 2016.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Top Pressure Washers

Top Pressure Washers

Consumer Reports tested 24 pressure washers to see how much pressure they deliver.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Laptop Problems

Laptop Problems

If you have an older laptop, prepare for it to stop working. Consumer Reports' latest survey found that laptops more than three years old are much more likely to break.

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