Consumer Reports Bend Test Pits iPhone 6 Plus Against the Competition

Sure, Apple's only received nine reports of bent iPhones and we highly doubt you'll have any reason to worry about your own, but do Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle the pressure any better than competing models? Consumer Reports put that to the test, pitting the new iPhones against other giant handsets… » 9/26/14 9:17pm 9/26/14 9:17pm

Verizon FiOS Is The Best Cable Bundle, Says Consumer Reports

Cable companies routinely score lower in customer satisfaction than almost any other consumer service, and a large part of that is the fact that most Americans can't choose their cable provider. But if you do have options, you should choose Verizon FiOS, according to a new report from Consumer Reports. » 3/28/13 11:15am 3/28/13 11:15am

AT&T Is the Worst Carrier Again, Says Consumer Reports

For as long as we can remember, AT&T has been rated the worst carrier of all carriers by Consumer Reports. This annual report placing AT&T last is as consistent as Christmas being on December 25th every year. So yes, for this year, it's the same story. AT&T is the worst again. And Christmas is on the 25th of December. » 11/29/12 6:00am 11/29/12 6:00am

Why Won't Consumer Reports Recommend Its Highest-Rated Phone?

If you are looking to buy a refrigerator or other boxy, new stainless steel-clad appliance, there is likely no better—or at least better respected—reference manual than Consumer Reports. It is theoretically as unbiased as a publication could be. It takes no ads, buys all its own review units*, and subjects them to… » 3/28/11 4:55pm 3/28/11 4:55pm

Arrington: Consumer Reports Needs To Get Its Act Together on iPhone 4

Mike Arrington has a post over at TechCrunch taking Consumer Reports to task over their iPhone 4 coverage. And it's true! It feels like there's a new Consumer Reports update every day that either repeats or directly contradicts the previous day's. It's well worth a read to see it all laid out like this, especially for… » 7/15/10 1:52pm 7/15/10 1:52pm

Inside Consumer Reports' Electronics Testing Lab

You probably only read Consumer Reports » 11/06/08 12:00pm 11/06/08 12:00pm if a) you are at your grandparents house or b) you are a grandparent yourself. But that's too bad, because tucked quietly away in the NYC suburb of Yonkers lies one of the biggest and best electronics testing labs money can buy. And what goes on here at main test facility…

Why It's Safer Than Ever To Buy First-Generation Hardware

Used to be, diving into a whole new product line was something only for the crazy ones, those who live dangerously, the mavericks » 10/30/08 2:00pm 10/30/08 2:00pm. "Wise men wait to buy" was the refrain that rang through the web, with fear of hardware defects and half-baked features tempering the go! go! buy! buy! fever of a new product…