Based on cameras and other sensors, much of the latest auto technology is geared towards driver safety. Jake Fisher of Consumer Reports explains how these advances are leading to full driverless capability of our cars.
This week a study of cannabis consumers published by The Journal of Neuroscience provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science reporting. Researchers at Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital used...Show More Summary
Hamburger Helper: He's been burned one too many times. Well, that didn't last long: General Mills is taking a few steps back from its revised new legal policy, reported in yesterday's Times, which seemed to signal all consumers forfeited their rights to sue if they simply "engaged" with things like the company Facebook page or "liked" a photo. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Times Opinion LA blogger Paul Whitefield argues that a just-released study reporting differences in the brain scans of marijuana consumers versus non-users may just validate the stereotype that those who ingest the substance become "potheads."
The mobile operator EE has just published its Responsiobility Report for 2013. You can access it here. On pages 16 and 17, you will find a description of the role of the company’s External; Advisory Board on which I sit as a consumer advocate.
A new report shows the rise in Chinese consumers that have lately flocked to Internet giant Alibaba’s investment offerings, spurning traditional offers from the country’s banks.
Thanks to Maggie Hennessy at FoodNavigator-USA for her report on a meeting I wish I’d been able to attend—the Perrin Conference on “Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations.” Hennessey quotes from a speech by Steven Parrish, of the Steve Parrish Consulting Group describing parallels between tobacco and food litigation. From the […]
A new report from consumer data company Experian suggests that online video content services like Netflix are pulling people away from cable television. After surveying more than 24,000 U.S. adults, Experian found that households with...Show More Summary
REGULAR Gulliver readers already are already aware of the reputation of Spirit Airlines, the American low-cost carrier that recently earned the worst possible scores in all six of Consumer Reports' airline-ranking subcategories. NowShow More Summary
ICSC-Goldman reports weekly retail sales fell -0.3%, and were up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. Redbook reports a 2.6xx% increase in retail sales over last year. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in March, both at the headline and core level. On a year-over-year basis, the CPI is up 1.5% at the headline level, and [...]
How to support sustainable seafood and #eatbetterfish It is a sad state of affairs that 91% of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, with more than half of that farmed, often in dubious conditions. A scathing report to be published...Show More Summary
All those Ronald McDonald’s must know what they’re talking about when it comes to the new Taco Bell breakfast menu. According to a new report, consumers have latched on to the concept of the Waffle Taco and catapulted Taco Bell to the top of the so-called breakfast wars. The Waffle Taco, A.M. Crunchwrap and other breakfast fare at Taco Bell … [More]
Ofcom has today published its tenth report measuring UK consumers’ actual broadband connection speeds. The UK fixed-line broadband speeds research reveals that one in four residential fixed broadband connections is now ‘superfast’. The...Show More Summary
By Andreas Hopf: I work at the crossroads of design, engineering and research and have used 3D printing (formerly known as rapid prototyping, which is what it really is) for the better part of two decades. I read the Wohlers Report and attended the Euromold. Show More Summary
Following the hotter than expected PPI data, it was the turn of CPI to come in stronger than consensus had hoped for, and sure enough, moments ago the BLS reported that March consumer inflation printed higher than the expected 0.1%,Show More Summary
Note: The BLS reported: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items...Show More Summary
In a 43-page report, the lawmakers say e-cig makers prey on underage kids and that consumers don't understand the health risks
Consumers looking for a way to take advantage of Apple's new CarPlay infotainment offering without buying a new vehicle may soon be able to do so, as aftermarket manufacturer Alpine is said to preparing a CarPlay-compatible receiver for release later this year.
What is Janet Yellen, new Fed chairman, really worried about? Is it that reported unemployment will stay high, that the economic recovery will never get off the ground, that we will fall back into recession, or that consumer prices will...Show More Summary
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, April 15th. Johnson & Johnson is one of the largest medical device, pharmaceutical, and packaged consumer goods companies in the world. Over the past year JNJ has beaten expectations from both Wall Street and the buy side 4 quarters in a row. Show More Summary