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Receiving the latest news, product Ratings and reviews, buying advice, and much more from Consumer Reports has never been easier. These free feeds include headlines, summaries and links back to ConsumerReports.org for full articles. With our RSS feeds, you can get the expert, independent consumer product and protection information you've come to expect from Consumer Reports - when you want it and how you want it. Signing up for Consumer Reports RSS feeds is fast and easy. Simply download your favorite RSS reader, fill out the form below and enjoy our content. Just follow the instructions below to subscribe using your news reader of choice.

 

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Want a fresh spin on car news and reviews? Subscribe to this feed for insights from the engineers, researchers and editors at Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center who accurately evaluate hundreds of vehicles by putting them to the tests on the track.

Consumer Reports on Safety provides up-to-date reports of product safety hazards that can imperil you and your family. We'll cut through the ad hype, PR spin, and government rhetoric to give you unbiased analysis of issues that are important to you.

Got a question about a baby product that's got you stumped? Ask away! Consumer Reports' Best Baby Products is dedicated to demystifying baby gear. Our motto: You want the best for your baby, but you don't have to spend a bundle to get it. It pays to do.

The Consumer Reports Home & Yard editors and reporters who cover products for the home—including flooring, countertops, cabinets and other kitchen components; paints and stains; lawn and yard gear; toilets and showerheads; and lighting and electrical equipment—will provide you expert advice on buying, using, and maintaining these items. Look for news about and reviews of these products, tips on how to save on home energy use, and much more.

The Consumer Reports Home & Yard editors and reporters who cover the worlds of kitchen, laundry, and cleaning appliances will keep you up to date on the newest gear for your home. You'll get not only first looks at these products as they're introduced and during initial testing in our labs but also information on how to use and maintain your appliances.

The Consumer Reports Electronics Blog is the place where our electronics reporters, editors, analysts and testers will quickly report on important new developments, follow up on past Ratings reports posted on ConsumerReports.org, and report ongoing issues

The latest press releases from Consumer Reports magazine, ConsumerReports.org, our other publications and services, and our regional advocacy offices.

Consumer Reports' health experts bring you objective facts and clear recommendations to help you make smart decisions about your health -- from nutrition and weight loss to prescription drugs … disease prevention … pain relief … and more.

From the team behind Consumer Reports Money Adviser and the new Consumer Reports Money Lab: Get expert tips to help you make smarter choices on all types of personal financial decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RSS Feed?

Given the vast number of Web pages and content providers on the Internet, RSS technology allows you to identify the content that interests you most and have it delivered directly to your desktop. Thousands of sites have developed feeds and you can view them all, regardless of source, using any feed reader. The most popular and descriptive definition of RSS is "Really Simple Syndication." You can think of a Web site's feed as a text broadcast of the site's content. Once you subscribe to a feed, you'll always have the latest headlines because your RSS reader periodically retrieves the most recent feed additions.


Where can I get an RSS reader?

There are many kinds of readers, from stand-alone applications to Web-based services, to those built into a Web browser. You will either need to download and install an application or install an RSS-ready browser on your computer. Follow the instructions provided on the Web sites listed below to install or configure your reader. Most of the applications are free and easy to use. Some of the more popular RSS readers:


Browser-Based

The following Web browsers have built-in feed readers

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Opera (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Internet Explorer (Windows)
Safari (Mac)


E-mail Programs

The following e-mail programs have built-in feed readers

Mozilla Thunderbird (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Outlook 2007 (Windows)
IntraVnews (Windows, plug-in for Microsoft Outlook)


Web-Based Services

All of these services are free, and will work with any recent Web browser. All require registration and show ads as you read your feeds.

My Yahoo
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Feedly
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Desktop Applications

These programs run on your computer, and will check feeds automatically whenever they're running. Those marked with a "$" are commercial software; the others are available for free.

Omea Reader (Windows)
SharpReader (Windows)
FeedDemon (Windows, $)
NewzCrawler (Windows, $)
NetNewsWire Lite (Mac)
PulpFiction Lite (Mac)
RSSowl (Windows, Mac, Linux)


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RSS is a free service offered by Consumers Union of United States, Inc. ("CU"), the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports®. Our content may not be used for commercial purposes without our express written permission. Any other uses, including without limitation the incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited, as this type of use would violate CU's No Commercial Use Policy. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by CU, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by CU. For web posting, reprint, transcript or licensing requests for CU material, please visit our site for details.