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Microsoft forced to damage control as Surface problems exposed

Microsoft has responded to Consumer Reports' finding that Surface devices have a 25 percent failure rate. While it publicly denied the report, a leaked memo reveals Microsoft is aware of reliability issues. The company said it's "proud" of Surface.

Op-Ed: Should Tesla drop the misleading word 'autopilot' from its name?

On Thursday, Consumer Reports said that Tesla should drop the word "Autopilot" because it is misleading consumers, giving them too much trust in the car's ability to drive itself.

Consumer Reports slams Fiat for 'well below average reliability'

On Tuesday, Consumer Reports singled out Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the publication's annual Automotive Brand Report Card as having vehicles lacking in quality.

Op-Ed: Consider these six key benefits of massage therapy

Let’s face it: In this “hurry-up-and-get-it-done” world, few of us have time to even consume an eight-ounce cup of joe before it turns cold, let alone squeeze in a decent lunch break.

Op-Ed: Most chicken in American stores is full of pathogens

Very few American's don't like chicken, either southern fried, baked or as chicken tenders along side their favorite dipping sauce. But most people don't realize just how many different kinds of dangerous pathogens raw chicken can harbor.

Tesla Model S the best car ever tested: Consumer Reports

Yonkers - Influential nonprofit Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday said the Tesla Model S electric sedan has earned the highest rating score in Consumer Reports recent history.

Study: Most ground turkey in US contaminated by fecal bacteria

A study by the non-profit organization Consumer Reports, published in the June issue of its magazine, says that more than half of US ground turkey samples are contaminated with fecal bacteria.

Consumer Reports rates 11 cancer screening tests

In its latest edition, Consumer Reports has ventured into a new niche by rating different cancer tests. Its findings indicate almost all of the cancer screening tests rated should be avoided.

High levels of arsenic found in rice brands

Houston - Rice can be found in a lot of food we consume: pasta, syrup, flour and beverages. A new investigation found that the little grain you eat actually contains different levels of arsenic and inorganic arsenic.

Report: 13 million U.S. Facebook users don't use privacy settings

Facebook and privacy always seem to be joined at the hip, yet often the two do not truly connect. Over time the social network giant has had substantial privacy issues that were beyond the user's control.

New iPad tops Consumer Reports tablet rankings despite heat issue

Despite their earlier reports of the New iPad's excessive heat problem, Consumer Reports now gives the device top marks across the board.

Survey: Distracted driving with young drivers a 'deadly epidemic'

Yonkers - A new partnership has been announced to help educate teachers, parents and teens in an attempt at preventing young drivers from distracted driving, a risk involving texting and cell phone use that has reached “a deadly epidemic” level in the US.

California man launches online 'Consumer Reports of weed' Special

A California developer recently created an online community for marijuana enthusiasts to rate their favourite type of pot.'s founder tells the site helps simplify the process of buying medical marijuana.

Consumer Reports: dietary supplements may be contaminated

A new report just published shows Americans spent $26.7 billion in 2009 on dietary supplements containing unsafe and ineffective ingredients known to cause severe health issues.

Consumer Reports says it won't recommend iPhone 4

According to a blog printed today by Consumer Reports, the Apple iPhone 4 is not a recommended buy. Despite strong sales of the phone, Consumer Reports says reception problems are real.

Toyota suspends Lexus GS 460 US sales

Toyota has announced the suspension in US sales of one of its luxury vehicles, the 2010 Lexus GX 460, after Consumer Reports magazine has labeled it a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk.”

Consumer Reports: Apple Ranks No. 1 in Tech Support Survey, HP 'Inferior'

Apple reminds me of Google in a lot of ways: Both are big corporations driven by profit, but the two companies maintain rosy images in the media and are consistently praised as being "for" the consumer. Apple is now walking further down that path.

Japanese Rides Dominate Consumer Reports Annual List

Once again, Japanese cars are at the top of the heap.

Extended Warranties Are Scams, Consumer Reports Warns

Digital Journal — Next time a retailer tries to pressure you to buy an extended warranty on electronics, don’t give in. Most extended warranties are “notoriously bad deals,” according to a recent survey from Consumer Reports magazine.

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Ltd. SUV's Performance is ''Not Acceptable''

YONKERS, N.Y.- June 20, 2001- Consumer Reports has rated the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited "Not Acceptable" after it tipped up severely on two wheels during CU's emergency avoidance-maneuver tests. The problem was first found during short-course ...

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