CR Digital Archive

January 2021

Cover Story

Smart Home Toolkit: How Connected Devices Can Make Life Easier Around the House
Put speakers, video doorbells, vacuums, TVs, and even sprinklers to work to better organize, control, and protect your home

7 Ways to Lock Down Your Smart Home Devices
A few simple tweaks and settings can make a big difference in your home's digital security

Special Report

The Truth About Prediabetes
This serious health condition hikes the risk of not only diabetes but also heart disease and stroke
How to Beat the High Cost of Diabetes Care
Insulin and other drugs, plus test strips and supplies, can cost hundreds of dollars a month. Here are ways to save.
Why Diabetes + COVID-19 Is So Dangerous
People with or at risk for diabetes are far more likely to experience severe complications if they become ill with the coronavirus

5 Diabetes Diet Myths, Busted
Get the real deal on carbs, fruit, weight loss, and more
When Diabetes Devices Fail
Malfunctions or design flaws with continuous blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps, and other equipment can be devastating


Can a Half-Price Humidifier Get the Job Done?
CR compares two models to find out which delivers the most performance and value
What's in Your Oatmeal Cup?
Get the goodness of whole grains without all the sugar


From Our President: Making Smart Devices Safer
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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