We’ve been wondering for quite a while when the Australian Azure data centres in Sydney and Melbourne would finally go live. While we still don’t have an official date, Microsoft is letting some partners access the centres via a “private preview”.
One problem with data centres is excess heat. The problem with liquified natural gas terminals is excess cold. In a perfect world, one problem would neatly cancel out the other — which is exactly the world imagined by Massachusetts-based TeraCool. Coupling data with liquified gas could make a lot of energy sense.
iTunes gift card deals are common, but deals which offer more than 25% off are rare. So being able to buy three $30 cards at the Good Guys for $60 — an effective 33% saving — is worth noting.
CynoSure is a global leader in laser technologies that recently launched in Australia through Dr Pico (Darlinghurst, Sydney). It uses a picosecond aesthetic laser dubbed PicoSure to shatter ink into tiny particles without leaving scarring or burns. Last week, we accompanied a Lifehacker reader during her first PicoSure treatment. Check out the video to see the results unfold firsthand.
Dear Lifehacker, What can you do if you have no work referees for a potential employer? I lost my current position after four months, due to major differences with the manager, so I can’t use him as a referee. Prior to that I worked for a small team for seven years — but three of them, including the manager, were killed in a car accident. That means there is no one that can vouch for my work to any employer. Any ideas?