If You Like Dividends, You Should Love These 3 Stocks

Not every stock that pays a dividend is a “great dividend stock.” The best dividend stocks are from many different industries, but share some common traits. Not only do they need to pay a relatively high dividend yield, but the payout should be sustainable and should also have room to grow steadily over time. With […]

JetBlue Airways Closes in on a Pilot Contract

Four years ago, JetBlue Airways’ (NASDAQ: JBLU) pilots became the first labor group at the carrier to unionize. Since then, management and the union have spent countless hours trying to negotiate a long-term labor contract for the pilot group. Since this is the first formal contract for JetBlue’s pilots, the two sides have needed to […]

Inside This Apple Supplier’s Post-Smartphone Growth Strategy

Contract chip manufacturing giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM) has been a big beneficiary of the smartphone boom. Smartphones require a wide range of increasingly powerful yet power-efficient chips. This has led not only to an increase in overall chip shipments for TSMC, but also a rise in the value of each chip, amplifying […]

Apple Doubles Down on Its Future

As a tech investor, one of the metrics I pay close attention to for any company that I consider for my portfolio is research and development (R&D) spending. Technology companies live and die by their ability to bring compelling, innovative products to the marketplace and a company’s R&D spending is a pretty solid indicator of […]

To unlock secrets of evolution, scientists want to sequence all life on Earth

Humans have a bad habit. Since biblical times, we’ve ushered in apocalypses only to hatch last-minute plans to save the planet from destruction. If the animal kingdom was a classroom and each species was a student, humans would be the churlish kid who ruins recess for everyone and then kisses ass to get it back. […]

How to edit a PDF

The commonplace PDF format remains a great way to quickly compile and publish electronic information. The hard part comes when you try to change anything inside the PDF: They aren’t really designed for editing, and you need special software to tweak the content. That’s why we’ve got the best three options for how to edit […]

Look ma, no wires! Google and Levi’s smart jean jacket is finally here

Why have a wearable on your wrist when you can have it all over your torso? Two years after first teasing us with their line of connected clothing, Google and Levi’s have delivered. The first piece to come out of Project Jacquard is the Commuter Trucker jacket, and you’ll have to pay $350 for the […]

Curious what you’re missing when you blink? This new wearable records it

A blink might only last around 0.3 to 0.4 seconds, but that’s still enough time for you to miss information, hence the phrase “blink and you’ll miss it.” Researchers from Germany’s University of the Arts Bremen have come up with a device to help solve that problem — and it’s either the best or weirdest […]

Rags to riches: this Vancouver Island teen is creating Salvation Army-rescued fashion

Amira Strain gives new life to would-be rags with her fashion designs Vancouver Island teen Amira Strain is taking scraps of discarded clothes and turning the would-be rags into high fashion. Strain scavenges her local Salvation Army for clothes that can’t be sold and collects donations from friends and family. And, sometimes, that means her […]