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Consumer Reports:
Consumer Reports now recommends 2016 MacBook Pro after Apple fixed battery issues found in earlier tests via a software update   —  New Apple software fixes a battery issue found in CR tests.  The software, now in beta, will be part of a broad update soon.  —  Consumer Reports …
Jan 12, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Jerry Beilinson / Consumer Reports:
In a first for MacBooks, Consumer Reports won't recommend 2016 MacBook Pros after testing reveals inconsistent battery life   —  Yes, it's the battery life.  Lab tests reveal problems in three different MacBook Pro models  —  Apple launched a new series of MacBook Pro laptops this fall …
Dec 22, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context
Consumer Reports:
Instead of offering to replace units, Samsung should officially recall Note7 via US Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban ongoing sales of pre-recall units   —  Some retailers were still selling the phone Friday  —  Consumer Reports is calling for an official recall …
Sep 4, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Mike Gikas / Consumer Reports:
Samsung corrects manufacturing defect in Galaxy S7 Active to fix water resistance problem   —  The company says it found a manufacturing problem, will replace any phone under warranty that sustains water damage  —  Samsung says it has fixed a manufacturing problem that caused …
Jul 21, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Jerry Beilinson / Consumer Reports:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Fails Consumer Reports Water-Resistance Test   —  The phone is supposed to survive 30 minutes in 5 feet of water.  In our testing, it didn't.  —  Commercials for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge showed hip-hop's Lil Wayne pouring Champagne over the phone and dunking it in a fish tank.
Jul 9, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context
Mike Gikas / Consumer Reports:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphones Top Consumer Reports' Ratings   —  Great cameras and batteries paired with expandable storage and water resistance help them beat the competition
Mar 24, 2016, 9:35 AMIn context
Jake Fisher / Consumer Reports:
Tesla to update Summon software in Model S in response to safety concerns raised by Consumer Reports   —  Tesla to Fix Self-Parking Feature After Consumer Reports Raises Safety Concern  —  Summon mode now to come with additional protections
Feb 11, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Patrick Austin / Consumer Reports:
Fitbit Charge HR and Surge heart rate sensors retested in light of new class-action lawsuit, pass tests handily   —  Taking the Pulse of Fitbit's Contested Heart Rate Monitors  —  As Fitbit faces a lawsuit over the accuracy of its fitness trackers, Consumer Reports retests the devices in our lab
Jan 23, 2016, 5:30 AMIn context
Jim Travers / Consumer Reports Online:
Apple's CarPlay reviewed on Pioneer aftermarket receiver: simple menus, easy navigation, and excellent Siri voice command integration   —  Installing Apple CarPlay and taking it for spin  —  Pioneer aftermarket unit is first with iPhone interface  —  Apple iOS fans anxiously awaiting CarPlay can stop holding their breath.
Oct 3, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Consumer Reports Online:
Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed   —  We stress test Apple's new phones, plus comparable models from Samsung, LG, and HTC  —  Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands.
Sep 27, 2014, 8:10 AMIn context

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