Austin Lau

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Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

Talking Tech: Those 7 Minute Workout apps

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — I'm out of breath in a hotel room.<p>For the past 13 minutes, I've been doing jumping jacks, push-ups and squats, guided along by my iPhone. I feel terrific, and thrilled that I got a decent workout before starting my day out in the real world.<p>Welcome to the 7 Minute Workout app<i>.</i> …

Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Research Areas

Visual Computing<p>We strive to improve Disney’s production pipelines and creative processes, expanding the designer’s toolbox in terms of rendering, …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Top 10 Rosé Wines

Rosé wines, traditionally dry and light, appeal both to white and red wine drinkers seeking something cool and refreshing to help beat the heat. Enjoy GAYOT.com's favorites.<p><b>Casa do Valle 2012 Rosé</b><p><b>Vinho Verde, Portugal</b><p><b>Price:</b> $10<p>Vinho Verde is not just a style of wine (young and fresh), but a wine …

Accidental Discovery Leads to Tiny, Battery-Free Tracking Device

Something very strange happened in the R&D lab of a UK-based electronics engineering company. A research team at Roke Manor Research was working on …

Gear & Gadgets

Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …

Grilled Caprese Sandwich with Arugula Pesto

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a really good grilled cheese sandwich. After spending three weeks in Asia without a bite of cheese and very …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

Amazing pools (especially in Winter).

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Wine Road Wonderland

Russian fur trappers used to roam the area now known as the Wine Road, looking for otters in the myriad rivers along the coast. Though the fur trade has all but disappeared, farming and viticulture have carried on in a big way throughout the valley.<p>Now the less polished, more sustainable younger …

Wine Road Wonderland: Day 2

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Note:</b> If you’re just tuning in, you might want to start with the first post in this three-part series.<p><b>Day 2: Alexander River Valley</b><p><b>The Vineyard Preserve</b><p><b>Medlock Ames</b> winery has been left truly wild, offering modern insight into the valley’s homesteading past. Affable …

12 Leather Treasures

1 of 12<p>Bmused Buckles by Arete vintage bicycle belt buckle<p>Each of Beth Spatafora’s belt buckles is made by transferring a unique image onto leather then sealing it with a professional-grade coating to bring out the colors and details. This bicycle image is from a Victorian playing card. All of …

Road Bikes