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August 2014
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What's new on ConsumerReports.org
What's new on ConsumerReports.org
Find out what we're testing and when. Visit ConsumerReports.org to find information on the products and services you use every day.
The best home windows
Is it time to replace your home windows? New windows can make your home quieter, more attractive, and less drafty. It also doesn't hurt that they're easier to clean and can reduce your carbon footprint. We tested 21 double-hung and four casement-style windows, two of the most popular configurations.
Top treadmills for every budget
Based on our latest treadmill Ratings of more than 40 models, paying top dollar will get you top performance, but you can get similar quality for a fraction of the cost, especially if you plan to use the treadmill for walking only.
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What to ask before you buy a tablet
What to ask before you buy a tablet
Thinking about buying a tablet? You might find all the choices confusing if you don't do a little prep work before you shop. Ponder these five questions before you make a decision.
The dangers of painkillers
The dangers of painkillers
Every year, Percocet, Vicodin, and other opioids kill 17,000 Americans. Even acetaminophen sends 80,000 people to the ER. We tell you what you need to know to stay safe.
Get your health insurance to pay medical bills
Get your health insurance to pay medical bills
When a health insurer denies a claim, it leaves you on the hook for the (sometimes exorbitant) bill. Discover 6 ways to boost the odds that your claim will be paid.
5 improvements for your 401(k)
5 improvements for your 401(k)
401(k)s have become more user-friendly and potentially less risky. Take advantage of these changes and you can maximize your returns on workplace retirement accounts.
Help us rate your cell phone service!
Help us rate your cell phone service!
Crowd Signal is a new Consumer Reports project built with one purpose in mind. To let wireless cell phone users sound off about the service they're getting from the major carriers. So are you happy or mad about the call coverage, speed, and customer service from your carrier? Let us know!
New drugstore perks
New drugstore perks
Pharmacies are rolling out all kinds of new in-store, online, and mobile services to make it more convenient to stay healthy. They might even save you a trip to the doctor.
4 reasons to skip spray sunscreens
4 reasons to skip spray sunscreens
Many people prefer spray sunscreens for easy, quick application. But they come with some risks. Here are the concerns.
Auto audio: CDs vs. MP3s vs. streaming
Auto audio: CDs vs. MP3s vs. streaming
Have you ever wondered if the sound quality of music stored on your phone can be as good as your CDs? We did the tests to find out.
How your car is tracking you
How your car is tracking you
You may not realize it, but you might be trading your personal information for safety and convenience. Find out how.


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