With 40 million credit and debit card numbers stolen from Target, the company is offering its customers free credit monitoring. But Consumer Reports' experts say the program won’t fully protect you against identity theft.
Extended warranties on cars are good for carmakers. But Consumer Reports' survey shows most people never use their extended warranty and those that do spend more on the warranty than they save in repairs.
Nest Labs – the company that Google just bought for more than $3 billion – has a combo detector that promises lots of innovations. But Consumer Reports' experts say it falls down on one of its most important functions – alerting you if there’s fire.