Vic Pinol

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The Pentagon’s dark money: Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air

<b>(Wikimedia/Deptartment of Defense)</b><p>It’s not just that its books don’t add up. The Department of Defense is actively disguising how it spends its funds<p>William D. Hartung<p>May 28, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department …

The family of a drone strike victim filed a criminal case against the U.S. government

The family of a Pakistani taxi driver, Mohammad Azam, who was killed in May by an American drone strike, has demanded a criminal inquiry into the …

How not to reduce government spending

The practice of requiring spending departments to nominate equivalent cuts to cover their new spending programs may seem a healthy discipline.<p>But …

Sony has no titles in the pipeline for PlayStation Vita, says executive

Sony is leaving PlayStation Vita development to third parties, a top executive said, as the company focuses its efforts to the PlayStation 4.<p>Masayasu Ito, a senior vice president with the company, told the Japanese-language site 4Gamer that "first-party studios have no titles in development for PS …

9 Ways to Burn More Fat When You Run

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World’s longest rail: Round 2

Nitro team rider Basti Rittig smashes a snowboarding world record in style.<p>The Godfather II, The Empire Strikes Back… some sequels are just so much …

How to unlock your Apple Watch using your iPhone

In order to secure your Apple Watch, Apple asks you to enter a PIN code on initial setup. The watch then knows each time you've taken it off your wrist, and requires you to enter your PIN on a tiny number pad to unlock it.<p>The benefits are twofold. First, your information is secure should someone …

HIRIS Wearable Computer Launches On Indiegogo (video)

A new wearable computer has been launched over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website this month in the form of the HIRIS, that is fitted with a …