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5 Quick Tips for Your Photography Website in 2017

As the photography industry gets more and more competitive, photographers need to become better and better at establishing themselves as “go to” …

Landscape Photography

What Photographers Need to Make The Website Building Process Amazingly Simple

“Just images, right?” No! You see, one of the reasons why so many people don’t want to make a website for their photography is because they don’t …

Web Design

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Warren Buffett's favorite metric says stocks are way too expensive

The four valuation indicators we track in our monthly valuation overview offer a long-term perspective of well over a century. The raw data for the "Buffett indicator" only goes back as far as the middle of the 20th century. Quarterly GDP dates from 1947, and the Fed's balance sheet has quarterly …

Investing

Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.<p>Experts foresee robot cars chauffeuring children to school, dance class and baseball practice. The disabled …

Driverless Cars

Silicon Valley's office market could get crushed by a tech slowdown

Along with Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn, they constitute the Big Five in Silicon Valley, with a giant footprint on commercial real estate that continues to grow. So just how exposed is Silicon Valley's office market to a slowdown among the Big Five?<p>Already, there are cracks in the foundation. …

Silicon Valley

Will this convince you that a Honda Accord is cool?

The Honda Accord has long been a preferred sedan for sensible suburbanites. A safe, reliable vehicle, but perhaps not all that “cool.”<p>Honda is hoping …

Stop Google from tracking you on Google Maps

Learn how to disable Location History for your Google account and also how to delete some or all of your whereabouts from Your Timeline.<p>Google Maps is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users called Your Timeline. With it, you can see all the places you've been. Google is quick to …

Virtual used-car dealers gain traction

A move from transit-rich New York to car-crazy Los Angeles prompted Manuela White to spend more than $17,000 on a used Toyota Corolla sight unseen with just a click on her laptop.<p>White, 25, purchased her car from Beepi, which along with start-ups that include Carvana, Shift, Vroom and others is …

Watch a Boston Dynamics humanoid robot wander around outside

Boston Dynamics, which Google bought in 2013, has begun testing one of its humanoid robots — those that are designed to function like humans — out in the wild.<p>Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, talked about the research and showed footage of the project during a talk on Aug. 3 at the …

Robotics

700 Credit Score: The Most Important Things to Know About Your Credit Rating

Source: 401kCalculator.org.<p>If you have a 700 credit score or higher, you probably figure you'll have few problems getting credit -- at least that was the case right up until you didn't qualify for the low-interest auto loan you were expecting. Or maybe your score's a little below 700, but you got a …

Personal Finance

Europe's troubles go way beyond Greece: Next up, Italy

After weeks of drama, it looks like Greece will stay in the eurozone, at least for now.<p>That’s despite the fact that Greece’s prime minister has said …

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a …

Euro zone leaders: Greece must do more to earn rescue

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders told near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit on Sunday it must enact key reforms this week to restore trust before they will open talks on a financial rescue to keep it in the European currency area.<p>Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be required to …

Europe

This is the big thing about Tesla that people don't understand

The stock slid on the downgrades of several Wall Street analysts who cover the stock. The important comments on Tesla's future fortunes came from Deutsche Bank's Rod Lache, who changed his rating to "hold" from "buy," but also raised his price target, to $280 from $245.<p>Lache argued in a research …

Tesla

Buffett donates record $2.84 billion to Gates, family charities

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire’s plan to give away nearly all of his wealth.<p>The 10th annual donation, Buffett’s largest, …

Investing

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

Fed minutes reveal concerns about Greece

The Federal Reserve is worried that a Greece exit from the euro, the so-called Grexit, could disrupt U.S. financial markets.<p>That may seem obvious. …