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Top Detergents Named

Tide Consumer Reports just finished testing dozens of laundry detergents and there were some surprises at the top of the list. In general, the highest-rated detergents were the "HE" type, with a Tide powder taking the top spot. For about a third less money, one variety of Wisk scored nearly as high. [Full list only available to C/R subscribers.]

8 Ways Wireless Carriers Gouge You

cell One of the types of companies we love to hate are cellphone carriers. Their bean counters must stay up at night creating clever ways to pick our pockets, with nuisance fees, pseudo-taxes, and customer-unfriendly policies. Here are eight ways you get nickeled and dimed by cell carriers.


You May Have a Warranty You Didn't Know About!

warranty Most people check the manufacturer's warranty when they have a problem with a product. But, there are other protections, both in the law and sometimes through your credit card, that can help you if you wind up with a defective product.

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Mouse Print* -- Free Comcast WiFi Piggybacking on YOUR Router

mouse print When Al Gore invented the Internet, he probably never envisioned average homeowners allowing complete strangers to tap into their Internet connection without their knowledge or consent. But, that is exactly what Comcast has in mind for its customers. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Netgear Router - $9.99 after card rebate

Until June 27, Newegg has a NETGEAR WPN824N wireless router, for $34.99. But, there is a $15 Visa debit card rebate (print it) and an additional $10 off when you enter promo code EMCXPVW89 at checkout. Your net price is $9.99 and shipping is free!

Swiftkey App for Android - $1.99 (50% off)

The best keyboard replacement for your Android smartphone is Swiftkey (version 4). It suggests words as you type, and the keyboard is typically larger than the standard Android keyboard. For a limited time, this app is 50% off -- only $1.99 in the Google Play app store.

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And the Top Toilet Paper is...

From Walmart! In fact, three different toilet paper products only available at Walmart topped Consumer Reports' ratings.

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