John Puterbaugh works with the words and people of Reviews.com as a Senior Editor. Previously, John was a newspaper editor at the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. He also used to work at a butcher shop. John’s never met a buying decision he didn’t overcomplicate, and he is a proud (digital) subscriber to two newspapers.

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Amazon is Building an Emotion Detector and Wait That’s Just a Mood Ring

Amazon is Building an Emotion Detector and Wait That’s Just a Mood Ring

May 23, 2019 | News

Amazon is apparently working on a new wrist-worn device that can detect human emotion, according to a Thursday Bloomberg report. If you never imagined the world needed a “smart” mood ring, you’re probably not alone. While Amazon’s emotion detector is still in the works and might never actually go to market, Bloomberg reports it would…

How Disney+ Could Become Netflix’s Biggest Rival on Day 1

How Disney+ Could Become Netflix’s Biggest Rival on Day 1

Apr 22, 2019 | News

Netflix doesn’t seem too worried about the new Disney+ streaming service announced last week, but Disney’s biggest home video play since its infamous “Vault” could be in line for a strong start when it launches this fall. A Reviews.com survey of 1,000 U.S. Netflix subscribers in the days after Disney’s announcement showed 25 percent said…

What I Wish I Knew Before Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

What I Wish I Knew Before Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Mar 02, 2019 | News

I currently have 11 separate homeowners insurance quotes in my inbox, attached to emails from seven different insurance agents. Plus two emails directly from insurance companies. Throw in additional quotes for bundled auto and umbrella insurance, and I’ve got a couple dozen separate estimates to sort through. Buried somewhere in all those emails, words, and…