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Investors who 'couldn't care less' about clean energy are giving money to a solar finance fund promising big returns

A common perception of impact investing is that you have to make sacrifices to put your money behind a good cause.<p>Bryan Birsic, the CEO of Wunder Capital, a solar investment startup, says that's exactly the wrong way to think about it.<p>"Impact investors want to feel as though the positive impact …

Solar Power

Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's Surface tablet last quarter

The world may finally be ready for giant tablets<p>Despite not hitting the market until the middle of the last quarter, Apple sold 2 million units of its iPad Pro, exceeding sales of the Microsoft Surface, which came in at 1.6 million units for the quarter, according to IDC estimates. The research …

What's a Grandma Pie? And Where Can You Find One?

Got a hankerin' for some grandma pie, but your Nonna's too busy playing Napoletane to heat up the oven? Then pop on over to one of these, the best places to get grandma pie in the U.S. (You do live in New York, don't you?)<p>Friends, I have a confession to make. While working on the homemade …

Baking

Which Browser Is Better for Privacy?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>With Firefox getting ads and Chrome extensions spying on me, is there really one browser that's better than the others when it comes …

Software

How To Run Android Smoothly On Your Desktop

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, at the bottom of an ocean, possibly in a different demotion, you would have heard about Google’s mobile …

Seven Time-Saving Shortcuts In Android

When you're trying to be productive on a smartphone, every shortcut counts. There have been so many changes to the core of Android over the years, …

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

The Pirate Bay (TPB), the torrent site that really doesn’t need an introduction anymore, celebrates its 10th birthday today. To mark the day, TPB launched PirateBrowser, “a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), Firefox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon).”<p>The package, the group says, …

Teacher Clicker app review: a tool to make any teacher’s job easier

Introduction<p>Teacher Clicker by Socrative is an education app meant to help teachers engage the entire body of the class while also capturing results. …

Everything Gmail knows about you and your friends

When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The feds can then mine that information for patterns that might be useful in a law-enforcement …

Muslim Brotherhood

Remove Bloatware From Android Devices The Easy Way Without Root

If you have ever used a smartphone, a tablet, or a branded PC, you must be familiar with the term “bloatware”. Essentially, the term is used to …

How to get better at email: What science tells us

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there’s the base human instinct to cc: …

Academic Research

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

After Spat Over Apps and Privacy, Bitdefender and Airpush (Mostly) Hug It Out

Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock.com<p>You have a lot of personal information on your phone, and widespread mobile Internet access has given rise to a …

Apps

Light-Bot Teaches Computer Science With A Cute Little Robot And Some Symbol-Based Programming

Light-Bot has been around for a few years – it began as a Flash game in 2008 – but this newer version has been rebuilt for iOS and Android and offers an easy way for kids to learn concepts like loops, if-then statements, and the like without typing or coding.<p>The creator, Daniel Yaroslavski, has …

Recon Jet is Google Glass for athletes and professionals, now available for preorder at $499

Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.<p>The Vancouver, B.C.-based Recon Instruments, which created the first-ever heads-up display for sports in …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …