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Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2014
December 2014

Cover Story

Best mobile gear
Find the right headphones, smart phone, and smart watch
Electronics shopping: online vs. walk-in stores
Our survey reveals whether you should shop at a walk-in store or an online retailer
Hottest home entertainment gear
Is this the year for a smart TV, sound bar, or streaming media player? You have more options than ever before.
Must-have tablets, laptops, and printers
Bigger tablets, smaller laptops—and how about something for the kids? Here’s how to choose.
Top picks in digital photography
Connected cameras and ­camcorders make sharing photos and videos easy


How to Find a Good Hospice Program
6 features to look for


Family sedans review
Four models we like—and two that are just ‘eh’

Up Front

Time Warner Cable's $4.99 Epix On Demand offer isn't what it seems
Avoid the annoying surprises of cable TV's on-demand video options
A donation-with-purchase might not be the best way to support a charity
Should you buy a toy and save the whales?

CR Health

8 ways to save big on your medication
Costco, Target, and Walmart offer discount drug programs that can be cheaper than using your insurance
Benefits of drinking coffee and wine
In moderation, they might offer some benefits but not when consumed in vast quantities


Q&A With Costco's CEO, W. Craig Jelinek
You asked Costco’s chief: Why no express lanes?
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers
This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
The inside dope on outlet malls
Not everything is a bargain, but if you go with eyes wide open, you’ll score some good deals

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