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Week of February 26, 2018 (see last week)

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Big 4 Cell Carriers Tested

cell RootMetrics just published results of over 4.5 million test cell phone calls it made across the country to evaluate call quality, speed, reliability, etc. Overall, Verizon received top marks, followed closely by AT&T. You can zoom in on results in your area here (does not work in Edge browser).

Bill Gates Flunks Grocery Price Test

Ellen DeGeneres put billionaire Bill Gates to the test last week. He hasn't been to a supermarket in years, so the question is how well does he know grocery prices? Watch and laugh.

Ellen and Bill Gates



Pribot Reads Privacy Policies for You

privacy Since no one likes to read privacy policies, a group of academics has created Polisis -- an artificial intelligence engine that converts complex privacy policies into simple to understand graphics. They also have "Pribot" -- a robot that will answer questions about a site's privacy policy. Access these tools directly here.

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Mouse Print* -- RXBARs: Simple Ingredients, Simply Incomplete Ingredients List

mouse print All kinds of "health" bars that frankly look like gussied up candy bars with wholesome ingredients are lining supermarket shelves these days. One company was so proud of its simple recipe, that it put all the ingredients on the front of the package. Or did they? That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

CORRECTION: Consumer Reports - 1 Day Only - $19.99

For one day only -- February 28 -- a one year subscription (new, gift or renewal) to Consumer Reports magazine (not website) is $19.99. CONSUMER REPORTS MAGAZINE WILL NOT ACCEPT AN ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT OF 15%. Do not complete order unless you see the final $19.99 price. ++

$10 off $10+ Purchase at PetSmart

PetPerks members: Use this coupon to get $10 off a $10 or more purchase at PetSmart through February 28th. One per account.

Free Pancakes - Tuesday, February 27

Get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at participating IHOP restaurants from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday. You will be asked to donate to battle childhood diseases.

See also: Hot Deals

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Best Vacuums

Consumer Reports names the best vacuum cleaners in eight different categories.

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