Oct. 9, 2014—The voice-command features of smart-entertainment systems that are designed to increase safety in newer-model vehicles actually cause driver distractions, according to a report that was published by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Sept. 19, 2014—The pending deal has the potential to reduce prices for all major kitchen appliances as well as washers and dryers, but it’s too soon to determine whether such a benefit will materialize for consumers, industry experts tell Consumers Digest.
Oct. 17, 2014—Consumers who purchase Blu-ray Discs and DVDs at retail stores often don’t redeem the free digital copies that are included in the purchase price, according to Wal-Mart Stores. As such, the retailer created a service that automatically sends you the digital copy of qualifying purchases.
Oct. 10, 2014—Extreme temperatures, short supply and dizzying demand combined to create a perfect storm in winter 2014–2015 for consumers who use natural gas to heat their homes, as the so-called polar vortex caused unbearable utility bills for households across the United States.
Oct. 15, 2014—Food and Drug Administration today approved two medications for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF: Nintedanib, which is marketed as Ofev, and pirfenidone, which is marketed as Esbriet.
Oct. 14, 2014—A service provider that allows you to book a taxi through a mobile application says it will leave the United States, because competition from ride-sharing companies drove it out of the North American market, Financial Times reported today.
Oct. 14, 2014—An educational-services company that promised that its learning program would improve the grades and test scores of students settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived parents with its unsupported claims.
Aug. 18, 2014—The gasoline-powered Jet ($140) pushes air at 650 cubic feet per minute (cfm); none of the Consumers Digest Best Buy selections for leafblowers have an airflow rating that’s higher than 494 cfm.