Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 2014 Consumer Reports: Sneak Peek at 2015 Vehicles

The 2015 automobiles will start appearing this fall. This month's Consumer Reports cover article has a sneak peek at a few of the new arrivals. The article also notes which of the 2014 models measured up to the hype, and which ones did not. 

You've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  Check out the "Breakfast Matters" article--it tells you why you should eat in the morning, and how to get the most from your breakfast. Ratings for cereal (ones whose names suggested they might be nutritious) and Greek yogurt are included. 

You've heard of Google Glass?  Consumer Reports spent months testing Google Glass--their findings are given in this issue.  Also check out the information on other wearable tech, such as smart watches, activity trackers, and medical sensors.

With winter approaching, it's time to think about heating your home. This issue includes information on and ratings for windows, space heaters, thermostats (with and without remote access), and generators.

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for steam irons
  • Ratings for point-and-shoot cameras
  • Article on "5 ways to fight the flu this year"
  • How to plan for retirement
  • Article on low-mercury fish

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

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