Snap a picture to shop

Updated 11 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- You know you can shop online, but simple searching is so early 2014.  Leading retailers and tech giants are racing to go even more high tech where all you ne..
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Best places to buy electronics

Updated 12 hours ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla. (CONSUMER REPORTS)- From tablets to TVs to laptop computers, electronics are likely to be the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer Reports’ recent sur..
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Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

Updated 17 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards.   &nbs..
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Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

DETROIT (AP) - Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law. &n..
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Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford says its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup. &nb..
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Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK (AP) - Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult..
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Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.    They need to lure you, the American guest..
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AT&T pays $23.8 M to settle hazardous-waste case

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - AT&T agreed Thursday to pay California authorities nearly $24 million to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste during a nine-ye..
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Best cell phone services

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - The vast majority of people get their cell phone service from one of the four major wireless providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint..
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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlas..
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OLED TV: The next big thing

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - The latest in television technology is called OLED. It stands for organic light-emitting diodes. Organic refers to the layer of carbon film, w..
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Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

BOSTON (AP) - A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its er..
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JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.    JetBlue Airways Corp. said Wednesday that it will create three tic..
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Ford recalls Fusions; software causes key problem

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park due to a software pro..
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Cheap Chinese tires no bargain

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tires are expensive. Most SUV-truck tires Consumer Reports recommends cost more than $150 each. So when a brand from China was priced at $95, Consumer Reports wa..
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Great tech toys for kids

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Electronic toys are a favorite gift. But don’t think that children have to just sit glued to a screen. Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine found four great..
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Why airfare keeps rising despite lower oil prices

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don't they share some of the sav..
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GM compensation expert extends claims deadline

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Brad Wilson

DETROIT (AP) - The lawyer hired by General Motors to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches is giving people another month to file claims.   &nb..
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Fitness trackers for Fido a hot market

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Stacey Adams

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wearable tech for fitness is a hot trend, not only for humans but for Fido as well. Pet wellness is serious business, with Americans expected to fork over upward..
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Troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections to get your house wired

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We're dependent on Wi-Fi to access the Internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has ..
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