You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.
When you buy a car, you shop around to get a good deal, right? Well, most people don't shop around for the loan to pay for it. They go to the dealer without doing any homework.
People who want to quit smoking often need some support. A recent study found that text messaging can help. Seriously!
If you eat much salmon, you've probably noticed that gray-brown layer between the skin and the flesh. It has a pretty intense flavor.
Americans spent 130 million dollars on treatments for head lice last year. Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually.
Dealing with heart problems can be tough - both physically and mentally.
If you get a letter talking about "credit monitoring" - don't throw it away. It's an effort to fight back against a cyber attack aimed at health care facilities. The letters are just hitting the mail- and because of they way they're written, some people are suspicious.
It’s becoming a common problem these days. As we bring more electronic gadgets into our homes, we often find ourselves running out of outlet space to charge them all.
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because their brakes can malfunction.
We are blessed with some great pet-related non-profits here in the Northwest. Many of them work to find good families for homeless dogs and cats.
Think shopping at Walmart is a bright idea? Consumer Reports' tests show it could be, if you're in the market for LED lightbulbs. LEDs are usually very expensive, but after 3,000 hours of testing, Consumer Reports found several from Walmart that are cheap and really good, including the Great Value 60-watt equivalent, A19. Use it 3 hours per day, and it should last about 22 years. Not bad for $10. Several Great Value floodlights are also a good bargain.
A local woman who got rear-ended by a semi says her insurance company is forcing her to get extensive repairs when she feels the car should be totaled.
A time share can be a great vacation option for some people, but it's not an investment. Don't expect it to not appreciate in value over time.
People who live in Snohomish County and parts of King County now have a new type of 9-1-1 service available to them.
One of the latest gadgets promising to make your life easier is an expandable strainer that sells for less than ten dollars. It's called BetterStrainer- billed as "the one compact strainer that fits all your pots and pans". But is it any better than the strainers you already have?