The cost of our Thanksgiving feast here in Western Washington runs higher than the national average, so where can you get the best prices to keep your cost down? The KOMO 4 Problem Solvers show you.
Almost every new car used to come with a spare tire, but these days spares are no longer standard. And even if you have a spare, changing a tire is no fun. Consumer Reports tested tire-sealant compressor kits, as well as aerosol cans that promise a quick fix. To test, a car was outfitted with 15-inch, all-season tires and one of the tires was punctured with a small nail.
Computer users are being warned of a mass virus that freezes your computer files, then extorts a ransom to unlock it.
You’re stressed. You’re sleep-deprived. And you’re running around trying to get all of your shopping done.
When you think of landlord-tenant disputes, you might picture a modest apartment or house where repairs aren't being made. But one local tenant's dispute is over a house that cost her $3,000 a month in rent. It's a case with a number of unexpected twists, including the fact that instead of going after the landlord, this tenant is going after the property management company that helped her rent the home.
Black Friday used to be so easy. It was the day after Thanksgiving. Now, it starts on Thursday, or sooner.
Household electronics make our lives a lot easier, but they can also make things a lot messier because of all the cords and cables. A product called "Side Socket" promises to help solve that problem by repositioning the sockets so they face the sides of the outlet. The commercials promise teh device creates extra space in your room by allowing you to push your furniture closer to the wall.
It's the vegetable that's on almost every menu these days. Yes, I'm talking about Kale.
This holiday season, tablets are bound to be a top gift item. Chances are there's someone on your holiday list who's been dropping hints that they want one. Just in time for Black Friday, Consumer Reports has released its Ratings of close to 100 tablets.
It's toy season! Eighty percent of the toy industry's $20 billion in sales comes during the last 6 weeks of the year. And increasingly, those toys are high-tech. But which ones are worth it? Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine can help!
We know diabetes can lead to all sorts of serious health problems, including heart disease, nerve damage, kidney failure and blindness.
Pro-style ranges can give you plenty of cooking capability, but they can cost $5,000 or more. Now there are less expensive options. Consumer Reports took a look at two NXR ranges available online from Costco. Testers pitted them against big names in pro-style, such as Wolf, Thermador, and Viking.
A new water-efficient toilet can cut you water bill by a hundred dollars or more each year.
We have a senior cat at home. Casey is 17 now. He likes to spend a lot of his time in bed, but my wife and I try to keep him moving around.
Buy now, pay later offers on big purchases sound great. You can often get on-the-spot approval for a loan you might not have to pay off for years.