Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Get a free website training course from WordPress, 2013 Melbourne Cup beauty styles, the $225 ice cream cone.
- The Melbourne Cup has come and gone for another year. If the horse you were backing bombed out, we recommend using PopSugar’s Melbourne Cup Beauty gallery as a numbing salve. Our Best Dressed award goes to model and AFL WAG Rebecca Judd. (We’re sure she’s thrilled.)
- In celebration of Melbourne Cup day, our friends at Kotaku have gathered together a stable-full of bonkers horse racing game trailers. We especially like the one with the Trojan horse and mounted yeti thrown into the mix!
- Imagine if the iPad was given a face-lift and spent six months with a personal trainer — the results would look something like the iPad Air. It packs a dual-core 1.3GHz Apple A7 chip, a quad-core GPU and 1GB of RAM into a 9.7-inch Retina Display. Click here for the definitive Gizmodo review.
- If you’re keen to create your own website, WordPress isn’t a bad place to start (in fact, it’s the same CMS that Lifehacker uses). You can currently enrol in the WordPress Essentials short course for free. The course covers most of the WordPress user interface as students learn to build out an actual website with tips on themes, plugins, widgets, images and other important tool along the way. According to the company, you can expect to walk away from the course with an attractive website and a solid understanding of WordPress fundamentals. [Via OzBargain]
- Viemo is now offering PRO members up to 1000GB a year of storage (20GB each week), along with unlimited HD plays and VIP support. Its Help Center has also received a refresh to make it simpler and more user friendly. You can find out more via Viemo’s newsletter/blog.
- Good news for green thumbs: the home improvement site Masters has just slashed 40-50 percent off Garden Tools. [Via OzBargain]
- Charlie Francis is a food inventor who specialises in unusual ice creams. For his latest creation, Francis used a synthetic version of the luminescent proteins that cause jellyfish to glow when agitated. The result is a spooky treat that glows when you lick it. However, the proteins don’t come cheap, with a single scoop working out at around $225 (and that’s just manufacturing costs!) You can check out what the results look like over at Charlie’s food blog.