All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Consumer Reports’

Best TV Deals for Shoppers on Black Friday

The best TV deals for Black Friday, according to Consumer Reports, include 40 to 55-inch models. Black Friday has long been a huge day for electronics sales, with TVs at the top of the list. What better way is there to get a new TV than to seek out the best TV deals on the biggest retail shopping day of …

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Small Appliances Crucial For Dorm Room Success

It’s early August and in many areas of the country college campuses are clogged with moving vans and smaller vehicles, professors are returning from their summer off, and the fall semester at many Universities and colleges is just beginning. Amidst all the talk about academics and college athletics is a decision that faces many new and returning students this semester—how …

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Portable Air Conditioners Slightly Better Than Fans

With summer temperatures rising, one might consider buying a portable air conditioning unit, to avoid the hassle of installing a window unit. Portable floor units are designed to draw in warm air, cool it, then push it outside via a hose that connects to a window. Though, Consumer Reports has found that the quite expensive technology is typically no better …

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Best Lawn Mowers: Consumer Reports Finds The Answer

Consumer Reports has tested over one hundred products to find the best lawn mower. Their answer? It depends on your lawn, but you can’t go wrong with the $250 Cub Cadet SC100 11A-A92J, which will give you an excellent cut as well as maneuverability. But really, they say, it depends. “Most important is to consider the size of your property. …

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Best In-Ear Headphones Chosen By Consumer Reports

Deciding what the best in-ear headphones are is a contentious topic. After all, sound quality and comfort is largely subjective for a lot of people. That doesn’t mean professional critics can’t try to sort out the best from the junk though. Consumer Reports recently put out a list of what it thinks are the best in-ear headphones available today. The …

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Smartphone Theft is Still on the Rise

For smartphone owners (and iPhone owners in particular) the risk of theft is always present. Millions of smartphones are stolen every year and most of them are never recovered. A quick survey of recent Twitter posts is enough to demonstrate the phenomenon: $50 reward to anyone who returns my stolen iPhone. PLEASE RETURN. it has a case with cats on …

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Best Paper Towels Ranked by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, the monthly magazine that’s been published by Consumers Union since 1936, has reviewed and compared 18 different paper towel brands, using results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. The tests conducted included absorbency (a measure of how much liquid weight a towel can suck up), scrubbing strength (the amount of strokes it takes to tear …

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Best Cars of 2014: Consumer Reports List

One of the esteemed authorities of reviews, Consumer Reports, has recently released their best car list of 2014. The company uses excellence in three categories– test performance, reliability and safety to choose the cars that we all should be looking at. Consumer Reports separated cars into a variety of categories, from small SUV, midsize sedan, compact car and midsize SUV …

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Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Picks

Last year Consumer Reports reviewed the Tesla Model S, giving it a 99 out of 100 – the best score the publication has ever given a vehicle. That review was then backed up by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which gave the Model S the highest safety rating it has ever given a car. Now that sentiment has been …

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Consumer Reports Warns of Carcinogens in Soda

While cities such as New York continue to debate the dangers of excessive sugar in soft drinks, another potentially hazardous aspect of soda is now coming under fire. Consumer Reports today warned of the dagners of 4-methylimidozole (4-Mel), a chemical found in the caramel coloring added to most sodas. The chemical has been found “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the …

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Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again

Thinking about buying a new car this holiday season? According to Consumer Reports, the Toyota Prius will give you the best value for your buck. In fact, this is the second year in a row that the eco-friendly hybrid has been ranked as the magazine’s “Best New Car Value.” The Prius runs about $29,230. Consumer Reports liked the performance and …

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Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and poultry, showing that nearly all of the U.S. chicken breasts it tested were contaminated with some sort of harmful bacteria. …

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