Shopping online is great, but it’s nice when you can kick the proverbial tires before you buy. With that idea in mind, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)—the organization that puts on the Consumer Electronics Show each year—is presenting its third annual series of CEA Demo Days at hundreds of local retailers across the country. The program will kick off July 20 to 22 with an event called “Experience the Summer Games Like Never Before”: Electronics retailers will show customers the best way to watch the Olympics on Internet-connected TVs .

Target has announced it will stop selling Kindles in its stores, depriving shoppers of one of the few venues in which they can look at and use Amazon’s tablets and e-book readers before they buy one. The chain’s move seems to have been driven by so-called “show-rooming,” the industry term for the practice of consumers viewing products in retail stores before buying them online.

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You shouldn’t throw your old electronics items out with the trash for two reasons.

Packaging all your home services—telecommunications, Internet, and cable TV—into one plan from a single provider promises a big cash savings on monthly bills. But which provider offers the best plans for your limited bucks? Consumer Reports Electronics Editor Paul Reynolds stopped by the Into Tomorrow show to discuss the latest findings from our annual survey of Consumer Reports readers.

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