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A High Dividend Strategy That Works

Stocks that pay consistent dividends have generated relative outperformance versus the market over long time intervals, outperforming non-dividend …

Investing

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

This Stock Could Turn a $10,000 Investment Into $1,000 in Future Annual Cash Flow

Image source: Getty Images.<p><i>"The thing is, if you're just oogling fat current dividend yields you are missing the more profitable boat. When it comes to dividend investing, the far smarter play is to zero in on companies that consistently increase their dividend payouts."</i><p><i>--</i>Wealthifi<p>Too often, income …

Investing

Color Correction for the Best Skin Tone

<b>Editor’s NOTE: Photofocus is proud to welcome master photo educator Lee Varis to our roster of authors!</b><p>Subtle Adjustments Make all the …

Steve Case: 3 Ways to Get Rich With the Internet's 'Third Wave' | Inc.com

We are in the middle of a revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), which gained legitimacy in 2015, is predicted to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020, from $655.8 billion in 2014, as more devices come online and platforms and services grow up around them. For vendors selling hardware and software to …

Innovation

The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom

In the first installment of my Lightroom Workflow tutorial series I emphasized the importance of archiving your images so that you won’t lose them if …

BENQ's New SW320 31.5" 4K Monitor Is Perfect For Photographers

Some might say that the key to a great image is a good camera, or good lenses, or even your eye as a photographer, and while all of that is true – …

4K Ultra HD

Straighten That Horizon and Keep Those Pixels

Every once in awhile a grab shot comes along where everything works but the horizon is askew. To fix a crooked horizon, the standard procedure is to …

Split Toning | The ‘Secret’ In The Recipes For Many Adored Images, & Totally Undervalued

It’s incredible the physiological effects some new education can have on someone, and it’s always interesting to be looking at their face the moment …

Day Trader Makes $94,119.54 in 3 Months

Image credit<p>With a mere 10% or less of day traders profiting in the market, a successful day trader can be hard to find. Day trading is the simple act of buying shares of stocks with the intention of selling them for a higher price within a few hours. This type of trading is exceptionally …

Stock Markets

Sony made the best noise cancelling headphones ever

After testing the Bose QC35 for my review five months ago, I was completely sold on them. They’re comfortable, look great and are the best at blocking out sound. Bose might not be an audiophiles’ choice, but the noise cancellation technology it uses for its QuietComfort series of products has never …

Consumer Tech

Find out if your iPhone 6S is eligible for a free battery replacement

If your iPhone 6S keeps shutting down unexpectedly, you may be in line for a new battery on Apple's dime.<p>If your iPhone 6S ($700.09 at Amazon.com) keeps dropping dead on you, it may have a faulty battery. According to Apple, this problem affects "a very small number" of iPhone 6S handsets …

Mobile Technology

Stop unwanted calls and texts from hitting your cellphone

You may find this surprising. Many of us remember when people’s names, addresses and phone numbers were listed in the telephone book and distributed for free. All we ever worried about were junk mail, telemarketers and the occasional prank call.<p>Times have changed. Phone books are history, and your …

Identity Theft

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

10 Tech Gadgets for Eventprofs

Event professionals love technology. Technology can be very helpful for event professionals. Here are 10 gadgets every event professional should own. …

Gear & Gadgets

28 Romantic Wedding Photos That Capture The Magic Of The City

Concrete jungle where wedding dreams are made of. 🌆<p>Beautiful skylines, bright lights and busy streets -- there's something invigorating about getting married in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.<p>Below, 28 dreamy wedding photos from brides and grooms who got swept up in the romance of …

Weddings

The Complete Guide to Color Management: Color Made Easy

Color management can be one of the most boring topics to learn as a photographer, right up there with topics like digital asset management and …

What you need to know about realistic photo compositing and image manipulation - a primer

Creating realistic photo composites or photo manipulation isn’t as hard as it looks. The steps you have to take to create a good composite are …

Move It wants to replace trips to the gym with a sensor-filled workout

If you’re anything like me, you may have had an on/off relationship with your local gym. And if you’re <i>really</i> like me, you’ve only had an off …

Need a Startup Logo? This Machine Will Design One for You

Mark Maker uses an algorithm to help you easily create a new design.<p>Creating the perfect logo is harder than it looks. Just ask Uber, which has been widely panned for replacing its signature "U" with a seemingly random combination of shapes. Or take a look at the tide of criticism following the …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'I'm sitting on a lot of extra cash — what do I do with it?'

<i>I have a high-earning job, and, to be frank, a ton of extra cash (think hundreds of thousands). What should I do with it?</i><p>Wow! Way to go! You are doing a great job of maximizing your earnings while also living significantly below your means. I'm assuming that you don't have any debt and that you've …

The best turntables under $500

Vinyl is back in a big way. For many audio purists, no sound can compare to that brilliant moment when a stylus first settles into a gorgeous vinyl …

How to add light rays through the clouds in Photoshop

Cloudy days are great for shooting wide open shots with a naturally soft light. But, sometimes the scene can appear a bit dull due to the lack of …

8 reasons why you'll want Dyson's V8 cordless vacuum

By Dan Grabham<p>Dyson's latest generation cordless, the £499 V8 Absolute, replaces 2014's Dyson V6 and marks a decade since the company first released …

Engineering

From Flat to Fabulous: My Start-to-finish Lightroom-only Editing Tutorial

Hi Gang: Thought I’d do something different for this Friday – it’s a start to finish video tutorial (below) on taking a flat looking …

Tutorials

Deebot D79 robot vacuum cleans bare floors and carpets, then itself

The Deebot D79 from Ecovacs can handle both hard floors and soft carpets, and takes robot vacuuming to another level with the brains to automatically empty its dustbin.<p>An ideal robot vacuum would pick up completely on its own, and clean not just bare surfaces but carpets too. Meet the new $700 …

Robotics

How to Get Film-Like Black and White Images From Your Sony Camera

<i>If you really digg black and white photography, be sure to support our Kickstarter.</i><p>After playing with both the Olympus Pen f and the Fujifilm X Pro …