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Consumer Reports Magazine

August 2012
August 2012

Cover Story

What's new in smart phones, tablets, e-book readers, and more
Find the best 'tech to go' for your staycation or summer travels


Top mattress brands and retailers
Buying a new bed doesn't have to be a nightmare

Lab Tests

Best laundry detergents
More than a dozen top picks swamp a sea of competitors


Debunking fuel-economy myths
Get a reality check on 7 common fuel-saving misconceptions

Up Front

Is Pepsi next the next Big Thing in Sodas?
We pitted this lower-calorie cola against two brandmates

CR Money

Beware of bogus phone-bill fees
Consumers could be losing $2 billion to cramming each year


From our president: Bank accountable

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