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2014-03-13 08:20:08

Used Car Standouts from the 2004 through 2013 Model Years YONKERS, N.Y., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With prices at historic highs - even for models with high mileage and seemingly excessive wear - and with so many vehicles from which to choose, shopping for a used car can be a challenge. To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2004 through 2013. The full report is...

2013-11-21 08:30:35

Smaller Providers of No-contract and Prepaid Service Continue to Rate High; Seven Ways to cut Phone Costs YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sprint is now the lowest-Rated carrier in Consumer Reports' latest annual cell-phone service Ratings, based on a survey of 58,399 subscribers by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. While it trailed only Verizon in overall customer satisfaction among the major carriers in last year's ratings, Sprint received dismal marks...

2013-10-31 08:37:29

Crutchfield.com and BHPhotoVideo.com get highest satisfaction scores; Independents, Costco, Apple Store are among the top walk-in stores YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans who plan to shop for electronics this holiday shopping season might best be served by shopping online. In Consumer Reports' latest ratings of electronics stores, websites as a whole outdid walk-in stores for quality, selection, and price. Crutchfield.com and BHPhotoVideo.com were...

2013-10-31 08:27:46

LG G2, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Canon EOS Rebel SL1 & Samsung's 55-inch OLED TV Are Among the Standouts YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports today revealed its second annual list of Ten Top Electronics. Selected from among the thousands of electronics CR tested in the past year, the ten standout products were chosen because each pushes technology or performance to new heights. "This year our top electronics list runs the gamut, from the best in smart...

2013-10-07 23:04:12

Former Senior Editor and Head of Technology at Popular Mechanics to Lead Electronics Coverage at Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent product-testing organization, has welcomed recognized technology expert Glenn Derene as its new Electronics Content Development Team Leader. In his new role, Mr. Derene will lead the development and implementation of content strategy for electronics and technology coverage that will serve...

2013-06-26 08:27:07

New tests show thirsty maintenance cycles can guzzle half of some cartridges' ink YONKERS, N.Y., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' exclusive new tests confirm that some thirsty printers guzzle much more ink than others during their maintenance rituals. The extra cost of using those models can add up to $100 or more per year. Printer ink might be the priciest liquid consumers buy, costing more per ounce than fine Champagne or even perfume. But, Consumer...

2013-05-29 08:25:50

Five Tips to Avoid Fee Traps and Moving Scams YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Consumer Reports story found that last year, Massachusetts officials sued one moving company and New Jersey officials sued two for providing low-ball estimates and then grossly inflating fees after loading the trucks. One of the companies had threatened to auction the possessions of customers who didn't pay. The full article, more moving and storage tips and advice can be...

2013-05-01 08:25:52

7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR's Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected YONKERS, N.Y. , May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private. But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up...

2013-04-24 08:20:12

Mazda CX-5 inches past RAV4 in ranking YONKERS, N.Y., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Redesigned for 2013, the new Toyota RAV4 performed well in Consumer Reports' tests--and achieved a "Very Good" overall score. But the RAV4's performance wasn't enough for it to reclaim its top spot among small SUVs. The RAV4 now ranks, behind the Consumer Reports' 2013 Top Pick Honda CR-V and the latest Mazda CX-5, equipped with a new 2.5-liter engine, for small SUVs. The race is very tight,...

2013-03-28 08:30:36

Verizon Fios Triple-Play Leads in Customer Satisfaction Among Major Carriers YONKERS, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With carriers offering introductory discounts as much as half off, it's little wonder why three quarters of those who bought a triple or quad-play telecom package (cable, internet, home phone, cell phone) told Consumer Reports that they would definitely or probably purchase that same bundle of services again, according to the latest subscriber survey on...