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?


What Do Claims About Data Centre Size Really Mean?

We know data centres are becoming more important, and we know that many of them are becoming bigger and more densely-populated as a result — but what do terms such as “large” and “high density” really mean? A new set of proposed standards might help answer the question. Are you large, massive or mega?


Answer 'What Do You Do?' By Explaining How You Solve Problems

When you are meeting someone new, they will probably ask: “So what do you do?” If you want to make a good first impression, answer by discussing how you solve problems.


Bania.io Maintains Your Productivity Chain With A Daily Email

Web: You can maintain a good habit by charting a success streak — an approach commonly known as “Don’t Break the Chain” Method (and often erroneously attributed to Jerry Seinfeld). Bania.io helps you log this streak with nothing more than a daily email.


Don't Let Negative Feedback Accumulate

If someone is doing things wrong, don’t accumulate a list offences for one massive criticism frenzy. Regularly let them know about mistakes so feedback becomes part of the routine.


FreeviewPlus: Everything You Need To Know

After numerous delays and a lot of confusion, FreeviewPlus finally launches officially in Australia today. Is this Internet-enhanced catch-up service the future of TV viewing, or is it a case of too little too late?


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Adventures of a Wizard on Android, 868-HACK on iOS and Battery Doctor on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Make Any GorillaPod Magnetic

Joby’s GorillaPod, the tripod that goes anywhere, is a nifty accessory to stabilise your camera. You can even make your own for cheap. You can also attach magnets to it so it can stick to metallic surfaces.


RFSNA Site Helps You Find Current And Planned Mobile Base Stations

Curious about where the nearest mobile tower is? The Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFSNA) lets you search by address to find current mobile base station sites in Australia, as well as locations where new towers are proposed and details of any community consultations.