Introduce Yourself With Your Full Name So People Will Remember It

At a networking event, we often introduce ourselves with just our first name. Instead, try using your full name so people can remember it more easily.


Briefly: Pax Prime Cosplay, Leftover Hacks, Grappling Gun DIY

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: how to make an office grappling gun, the coolest cosplay at Pax Prime, 4 healthy dinners that make great leftovers.


Australian Azure Centres In Private Preview But Still 'Months Away'

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”.


Office Spring Cleaning Is Good For Your Health [Infographic]

September is the traditional time for spring cleaning around these parts. This infographic reminds us that cleaning around the office doesn’t just reduce clutter — it can also improve efficiency.


Jetstar Is Now Checking If You Exceed Carry-On Baggage Limits At The Gate

We’ve often warned readers that trying to exceed the cabin baggage limits for bargain airlines can be a risky and costly business. Looks like it’s about to become a lot trickier on Jetstar, which is testing out “cabin baggage officers” on major routes.


Here's A Thought: Data Centres Near Gas Storage Sites

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.


Dealhacker: 3 $30 iTunes Cards For $60 At The Good Guys

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.


How Effective Is PicoSure Tattoo Removal? [Video]

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.


Elevator Pitch: Liquorun

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Joel Macdonald, Founder and CEO of Liquorun.


Ask LH: How Can I Get A Reference When My Boss And Co-Workers Are Dead?

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?