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Despite more policies and providers than ever before, determining whether you need coverage is difficult.
A new design remains untested in the real world.
Sales boom as remote-controlled unmanned aircraft become less expensive and easier to operate.
Daily fantasy sports websites are unregulated, so no one makes sure that the games aren’t stacked against the average player.
Consumers Digest’s staff found that it’s now quite easy to find a UTV that’s specialized for any type of job or riding that you want to do.
New high-end sewing and embroidery machines include wireless technology. However, not one is a Best Buy.
Manufacturers add connectivity options to their products.
New adventure bikes have extra-wide tires.
Increased demand raised the cost of travel, but several destinations still provide good value.
Manufacturers are producing more variations of existing models, and safety technology has been added.
Stay in a stranger’s home in lieu of a hotel? Beware.
All manufacturers now make hybrids for on- or off-trail.
Twelve criteria were scrutinized to identify 24 cities that offer advantages to people who are considering relocation for retirement.
Priorities and preferences determine whether you move or age in place.
Technological advances deliver more realistic sound.
Accuracy and how information is used are concerns.
Safety and performance features that are associated with automobiles and motorcycles now exist on the most expensive scooters.
New campers and folding trailers have more sleep space.
New models are lighter and have more-powerful engines. What’s better, you can hit the water without digging deep in your wallet.
Moisture-resistant sleeping bags and lighter tents lead our list of camping-gear innovations.
Changes come at the cost of higher rates and prices.
Because of a lack of nationwide regulation, waterpark visits might be an accident waiting to happen.
Consumers should expect to pay more for the latest in game tables, particularly pool tables.
Disputes over damage claims and questionable tactics when companies rent recalled vehicles can spell trouble for you.
Boats now ride more smoothly than they did 4 years ago.
Excitement is on the rise. So are admission prices and fees.
The rush to e-books isn’t without its obstacles, as questions arise about compatibility, sharing and pricing.
You must be choosier to find exceptional values this year.
Performance-apparel companies claim that their garments will improve your performance, but no independent data back that up.
The cruise industry continues to fight attempts to reduce problems for consumers.
Major brewing companies and beer distributors want to limit your access to the wide array of beers that are available.
Binoculars are lighter and more compact than ever before.
A struggling economy has led to a buyers’ market. But higher fees are the rule of the day.
Bonus tracks and personalized playlists, for a fee.
Airline-style dynamic pricing for sports events and concerts? Teams and promoters could up their revenues but risk alienating fans.
From new fees buried in the fine print, to ticket kiosks, to checking e-mail in flight, traveling by air is quickly evolving.
Movie theaters are adding restaurants and child care.
Insurance for medical expenses might be a good idea.