Tag: Consumer Reports

Unsafe Levels Of Arsenic Found In Some Bottled Water Brands

Market watchdog Consumer Reports has named six popular bottled water brands that have arsenic levels that are at or above the 3 ppb federal limit. Long-term exposure to such levels could lead to serious health effects.

Public Health April 23, 2019

Toyota Tundra Gets Lowest Rating In IIHS Crash Test, Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

The IIHS gave the Toyota Tundra a 'poor' rating after the latest series of crash tests. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 was one of three pickup trucks that received a 'good' grading from the highway safety regulator.

Car Tech March 22, 2019

Here Are The Best Sunscreens 2018, According to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has released its annual list of the best sunscreens on the market this year ahead of the upcoming summer season. Here's the full list.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Here's What To Look Out For When Buying Refurbished Phones, According To Consumer Reports

Some consumers opt to invest in a refurbished phone instead of a brand new device because it's easy on the pockets. Here are some of the things they should look out for when buying a refurbished handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 23, 2018

The iPhone X Camera Is The Best Among All Smartphones, Says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports ranked the iPhone X camera as the best among all smartphones in the industry. The rankings, however, does not yet include Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Apple March 1, 2018

Microsoft Blamed Intel For Surface Reliability Issues, But The Real Problem Lies Within

Microsoft blamed Intel for the reliability issues on its Surface devices that caused the withdrawal of Consumer Reports' recommendation. However, the real problem could very well be within the company itself.

Computers August 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Rule The Market: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports released its latest stats about the smartphone market and the Galaxy S8+ ranks top, followed by the Galaxy S8. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, meanwhile, ranks fifth.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

New MacBook Pro Finally Receives Consumer Reports Recommendation, Because Apple Really Wants It

Apple went through a lot of trouble to acquire a Consumer Reports recommendation for the 2016 MacBook Pro. The publication initially deprived the laptop of a recommendation due to its inconsistent results in battery life testing.

Apple January 12, 2017

Apple Pinpoints Reasons Behind Failed Consumer Reports Recommendation For MacBook Pro: Faulty Testing Method, Bug In Safari

Apple has pinpointed the reasons why the new MacBook Pro did not receive a recommendation from Consumer Reports. According to Apple, the publication's testing was flawed, and that it triggered a bug in Safari.

Apple January 10, 2017

New MacBook Pro 2016 First MacBook To Not Get Consumer Reports Recommendation: Battery Life Problems To Blame

Consumer Reports, a publication that has consistently given MacBook models in the past its 'recommended' rating, didn’t hand out one for the 2016 MacBook Pro models. The laptops’ inconsistent battery life apparently detriment its chances.

Computers December 22, 2016

Tesla Model X Is 'Fast And Flawed', Consumer Reports Says: Here Are The Criticisms Against The Electric SUV

Consumer Reports said that the Model X electric SUV of Tesla Motors is "fast and flawed", with several criticisms against the vehicle. This comes after the magazine gave the Tesla Model S P85D a better-than-perfect score last year.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

Consumer Reports Does Not Like How Samsung Handled The Galaxy Note 7 Recall: What Did It Do Wrong?

Most consumers would say that Samsung is handling the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 efficiently. However, Consumer Reports does not think so, criticizing the company for not going through the proper process.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 4, 2016

Tesla, Stop Confusing Drivers And Disable Autopilot: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports wants Tesla to tweak its Autopilot in such a way that drivers clearly understand what the system can and cannot do. Tesla’s Autopilot is under scrutiny from the NHTSA after the first autonomous driving-related fatality happened.

Car Tech July 15, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Fails Water-Resistance Test: Consumer Reports

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is advertised as a rugged handset with IP68 certification, but it may not be so rugged after all. Consumer Reports tested two different Galaxy S7 Active units and both of them failed at water resistance.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 9, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Crowned As Best Smartphone Ever: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has ended its review of the Galaxy S7 smartphone and the results are spectacular. The site crowned the latest Samsung flagship as the best smartphone ever, and here is why.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 24, 2016

Consumer Reports Lists The Worst Vehicles In Every Category

Sorry to the minds behind the Fiat 500L. Let's just say Mercedes-Benz wasn't safe on the annual list, either.

FUTURE TECH March 18, 2016

Audi Tops Consumer Reports’ List Of Car Brands Despite Emissions Scandal

Its parent company may be in trouble, but Audi is still shining brightly. The automaker took top honors in Consumer Reports' 2016 roundup of the best automotive brands.

FUTURE TECH February 24, 2016

Consumer Reports Names T-Mobile Top Wireless Carrier, Beating Verizon For First Time

T-Mobile has been named the nation's top wireless carrier in the annual Consumer Reports survey. Verizon fell to second place for the first time since the survey was introduced five years ago.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 8, 2015

Consumer Reports Tests $50 Amazon Fire: How Much Can You Get From A Tablet Worth A Tank Of Gas?

Amazon placed its 8 GB Fire tablet on sale a couple of months ago. Consumer Reports got its hands on the $50 tablet to test if it is worth purchasing and determine who would likely buy it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 14, 2015

Consumer Reports Slaps Tesla Model S With Worse Than Average Reliability

This marks quite the turnaround from giving the same Model S P85D a better-than-perfect performance score in August.

FUTURE TECH October 20, 2015

Consumer Reports Disproves 'Chipgate,' Finds No Difference In iPhone 6s Battery Life

Consumer Reports tested iPhone 6s devices equipped with a Samsung-made A9 chip and those with a TSMC-made chip, discovering no differences in battery life or temperature between the two.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 19, 2015

Consumer Reports Draws Flak For Giving Better-Than-Perfect Score to Tesla Model S P85D

The better-than-perfect score of 103 out of 100 given by Consumer Reports to Tesla Motors' Model S P85D electric vehicle has drawn flak, as the magazine appeared to have risked the strong brand persona that it has built based on objectivity, thoroughness and fairness

FUTURE TECH September 1, 2015

Tesla Model S P85D 'Breaks' The Consumer Reports Ratings System By Earning Higher Than A Perfect Score

The Tesla Model S P85D earned a 103 out of a possible 100 points in its recent road test review by Consumer Reports. Here's why the car is nearly perfect.

FUTURE TECH August 27, 2015

Ground Beef Prone To Bacterial Contamination: Report

The all-American beef diet has the Average Joe consuming at leat 66 pounds of beef a year. In a new study, researchers found bacteria among most of 300 packages of ground beef that were conventionally raised. While some say organic beef is the best way to go, others don’t find it harmful to consume inorganic products, as long as they are cooked well.

Life August 25, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge In Consumer Reports Rating: Here's Why

Samsung's previous flagship device, the Galaxy S5, tops the smartphone rankings of Consumer Reports, beating out the current flagship devices, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 7, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs. Galaxy S6? Consumer Reports Recommends The S5

Thinking of getting yourself the new Samsung flagship? Get the old one instead.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 14, 2015

Consumer Reports Dubs Apple Watch Best Smartwatch Out There: Do You Agree?

A recent report ranks the Apple Watch the best smartwatch currently on the market, taking on the likes of the LG G Watch R. The results were made based on durability, health functionality, and ease of use, among other things.

Wearable Tech May 8, 2015

Consumer Reports Ranks Best Cars: Tesla Model S Is Best Overall

American cars have their strongest showing in Consumer Reports' Top Picks list since 1998. Japanese brands continued to decline, while the Tesla Model S shined once again.

FUTURE TECH February 25, 2015

Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Healthy Choice? Study Shows Pros and Cons

Gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly popular, but a new report from Consumer Reports suggests health benefits may be minimal.

Life November 21, 2014

Is There Arsenic In Your Rice?

According to a new study, Consumer Report recommends that children avoid eating rice often to prevent consuming cancer-causing arsenic. The report revealed that may different types of rice contain much more cancer-causing arsenic than previous studies have shown.

Internet Culture November 19, 2014

Car infotainment may not be so reliable after all, say consumer groups

Infotainment systems bring down vehicle reliability, especially those in their first run on the market, according to Consumer Reports. Still, there's hope the systems will work through the kinks and become reliable driver aids, says AAA.

FUTURE TECH October 27, 2014

Consumer Reports calls Ram 1500 EcoDiesel a fuel-effective pickup

The Dodge Ram 1500 now has the option of including Dodge's EcoDiesel engine, making it the pickup truck with the best gas mileage. This could effectively change the market, causing carmakers to build more fuel-efficient trucks.

FUTURE TECH August 27, 2014

Consumer Reports wants Toyota to recall Camry Hybrid. Here's why

Consumer Reports is calling for Toyota to recall its Camry Hybrid owing to issues in the safety system. The publication thinks it's not sufficient for the Japanese car maker to run a service campaign or extend warranties on the affected models.

FUTURE TECH July 30, 2014

Buick Regal gets big kudos from Consumer Reports: Not just for old folks

Delivering performance and affordability, the Buick Regal Premium shines in Consumer Reports' latest road test. The Regal falls just a point shy of a tie with the more expensive BMW 328i.

FUTURE TECH July 23, 2014

The best and worst fast-food chains in America

Consumer Reports latest survey lists the best and worst in American fast-food. Consumers want more for their money and convenience takes a backseat to quality,

Movies/TV Shows July 15, 2014

Lookout's new feature allows your stolen smartphone to take a 'theftie'

Protect your mobile device and install Theft Alerts, a mobile security feature offered by Lookouts. It sends real mobile owners a Theftie, a secret snapshot of the thief, including the phone’s whereabouts.

Apps/Software May 30, 2014

Some sunscreen labels have misleading information about SPF, warn Consumer Reports

Consumer reports say that some sunscreen products have misleading labels. While many of them are effective, they are often not as good as the labels indicate.

Society May 22, 2014

Consumer Reports says some hospitals conducting too many C-sections: What about your hospital?

Too many pregnant women are delivering via C-section, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports. Is your hospital or your doctor to be trusted?

Life May 12, 2014

Get off the phone, your car is dead. No problem, you can jump both with same charger

Handheld device can charge your phone and jump start your car – all for just $70. And it's the heat that kills car batteries, not the cold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2014

Prius Tops Consumer Reports Top Hybrid Car For 11th Straight Year

The Toyota Prius wins Consumer Report's Top Green Car for 2014.

FUTURE TECH March 8, 2014

Tesla Model S gets top honors from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has revealed its list of the best vehicles running on U.S. roads today and the top honor goes to Tesla Model S.

FUTURE TECH February 27, 2014

Heads up Detroit - Panasonic, Tesla look to disrupt the car industry with new battery plant

Tesla Motors and Panasonic's new battery factory could eventually disrupt the car and electronics industry when it starts to crank out lower-priced lithium-ion batteries in 2017. Consumer Reports Touts Tesla Model S as top car for 2014.

Deals February 25, 2014

The caramel color in your cola may kill you, Consumer Reports warns

If you love drinking cola, beware! A potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI) is found in some types of the artificial coloring used in sodas, Consumer Reports has warned. The FDA is probing how dangerous it can be.

Life January 24, 2014

That juicy, tender chicken breast could make you very sick

Consumer Reports says that almost all of the raw chicken breasts it tested across the U.S., contain harmful bacteria.

Life December 22, 2013

What fire? Tesla Model S tops Consumer Reports' owner satisfaction survey

Despite reports of Tesla Model S catching fire, the car has topped the Consumer Reports' owner satisfaction survey.

FUTURE TECH November 23, 2013

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