Daniel Au

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Six Foods and Tools That Keep the Bon Appétit Staffers Healthy

When you cook and eat for a living, you learn a thing about staying healthy. Here are the whole foods and tools that keep the BA staff feeling good<p>When you cook and eat for a living, you learn a thing or two about staying healthy. Here are the whole foods and essential tools that keep the <i>BA</i> staff …

Top 5 BMW R-Series customs

The BMW R-series has a rich heritage spanning 90 years—all the way back to the launch of BMW’s first motorcycle, the R32, in 1923. Since then the air-cooled, horizontally opposed flat-twin (or ‘boxer’) engine has continually evolved, and its reliability and availability make it a great platform for …

Motorcycles

Why potatoes could soon be a luxury few can afford

The humble vegetable is under threat from a new and virulent form of potato blight<p>The festive season is almost upon us, and the nation is unbuckling its belt for its annual gourmet experience. Until now it has been limited to the traditional bird, sprout and roast potato with Christmas cake to …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

5,000-year-old cat fossils discovered in China help explain domestication

Though the modern human–cat relationship is well documented on YouTube, researchers are still puzzling over how our initial domestication of cats developed. But now a new discovery in China is helping to shed some light on it: in a paper published today, researchers describe finding multiple cats' …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Starbucks is secretly letting customers carbonate their coffee

Starbucks is jumping on the soda streaming bandwagon. And amazingly it’s letting customers in certain stores globally carbonate not just juices and sodas but a selection of its coffee and tea beverages too.<p>The company has been secretly testing the market for “handcrafted sodas” since this past …

Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lies an opportunity to help feed those in need.<p>Enter "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent, and this week, the U.K. …

Amazon's trucks may be more valuable (and realistic) than drones

• Publicly, Amazon.com is putting out the word that it may have flying delivery drones within the next five years, but its new Amazon Fresh trucks are …

Amazon said to launch Pantry to take on Costco, Sam's

Pantry is set to launch in 2014 and will let Amazon Prime members buy consumer packages goods that will be shipping in a set sized box with a maximum weight limit, sources say.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com is working on a new business called Pantry that will help it expand further into the giant …

Feta cheese row sours EU-Canada trade deal

<b>Feta cheese makers and many politicians in Greece feel sour about an EU free trade deal with Canada which they believe threatens the uniqueness of the protected brand.</b><p>The status of distinctive European foods is one of the toughest issues in such deals - and the Canada agreement could serve as a …

Europe

Why Nobody Wants to Shop at the Mall Anymore

The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on …