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With the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, host Jack Rico explores the surprisingly intricate science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday. Aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why people spend their resources, episodes feature more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and provide a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology.

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Many consumers love their smart TVs without knowing how much information they gather; teams evaluate sunscreen to keep consumers safe; a Consumer Reports expert shows Jack Rico the safest and most effective way to pack a car for a trip.
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Jack Rico learns what to do when hydroplaning on a wet road; advice from a top Consumer Reports expert on how to protect Wi-Fi routers from hackers; taking a look inside the mind of a top scientist as he performs a simple task -- shopping.
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A high school marching band helps explain what happens to sound in an anechoic chamber, a room with no echo; Jack Rico learns about car safety with the help of Consumer Reports experts; plus the dos and don'ts of preparing a meal safely.
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Jack faces off with an expert in a power-drill challenge, brushes up on his grill cleaning techniques, and decodes television terminology.
aired 29 days ago
With the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, host Jack Rico explores the surprisingly intricate science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday. Aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why people spend their resources, episodes feature more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and provide a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology.
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Host Jack Rico shows you how to keep your cool when hydroplaning, how to organize your fridge to save money and waste less food, and how to stay safe using peer-to-peer payment apps.
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Ridding microscopic pollutants from the air; Jack helps out in a laboratory that tests vacuum cleaners; self-repairing a smartphone screen.
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The fascinating technology behind the cars of the future; an unusual challenge involving a kitchen appliance; shopping with a top scientist.
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How to choose the right bike helmet; how to protect a wireless router from hackers; a teen driver gets a lesson from a top expert.
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Jack Rico learns how to drive off-road with the help of a top Consumer Reports expert; useful tips to keep phones charged up while on the go; the best way to organize a yard sale.
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Technicians turn up the heat on barbecues in the test lab; Jack shares money-saving strategies for credit card owners; how to fold fitted sheets so they fit in your linen closet.
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Jack struggles to keep up with Johnnie; a device used to test treadmills; getting a look inside the mind of a top scientist by asking him to perform a simple task: clean a kitchen; useful tips for buying a car.
aired 85 days ago
With the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, host Jack Rico explores the surprisingly intricate science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday. Aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why people spend their resources, episodes feature more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and provide a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology.
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Jack gets behind the wheel with a top car tester at the Consumer Reports test track; testing door locks for strength and protection; tips for transforming an economy air travel experience into a journey fit for royalty.
aired 106 days ago
With the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, host Jack Rico explores the surprisingly intricate science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday. Aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why people spend their resources, episodes feature more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and provide a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology.
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Jack Rico gets a blast from the past and a peek at the future of electric vehicles at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center; how to be a super snacker in the kitchen; how snowblowers are tested year-round and how to pick the right one.
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Jack Rico plays the game That Sounds Shady to guess which scenarios sound like online privacy traps; the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center dives into drivetrains to learn what's powering car wheels; and smooth sounds in the speaker-testing lab.
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Jack Rico learns how to make the ride easier for both him and his car on a long road trip; how to remove nasty allergens from one's home; a Consumer Reports expert shares how mesh networks can help when one Wi-Fi router doesn't cover an entire house.
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When a neighbor is spotted with a suspiciously lush lawn, Jack Rico uncovers dozens of tips on how to get the most out of his own yard; two teens drive with a top instructor at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center; how to keep Wi-Fi routers secure.
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Jack Rico discovers Consumer Reports tire testing taking place in an unexpected location; how to choose headphones; how to get the most out of vacuums.
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Jack Rico climbs aboard the newest advancement in micro-mobility: shared-ride scooters; Consumer Reports experts share how to protect digital privacy by taking control of smartphone permissions; modern car safety features at the Auto Test Center.

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