James Vincent

James Vincent is Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent online, and his work appears in print too. In the past he has written freelance for Wired, the New Statesman and the Financial Times.

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Nasa confirms that the Voyager 1 probe has entered interstellar space (again)

The spacecraft has travelled further from Earth than any other man-made object in existence, despite confusion over what constitutes ''interstellar space'

LG unveils rollable 18-inch TV, promise 60-inch version by 2017

TVs with curved displays have already hit the market, but rollable and foldable screens are the real goal

Are your naked selfies safe? Researchers recover 100s of nude photos from second-hand smartphones

Security experts purchased 20 used smartphones from eBay and recovered thousands of photos from devices that had been 'securely wiped'

Researchers made seven requests to Google during which they were confronted with a “number of difficulties”

Google Venture lands in London: New $100m fund aimed at developing European start-ups

Google’s venture capital firm Google Ventures is setting up shop in London with a $100m (£58m) investment fund aimed at developing start-ups across Europe.

Emergency data law: New bill includes clause 'expanding' jurisdiction of UK snooping laws

Clauses added relating to RIPA clarify that the Act - which covers the interception of calls, emails, and texts - also applies to foreign companies

Emergency data law: What you need to know about the bill that makes ISPs store your data

Legislation being 'railroaded' through government by all three party leaders forces UK ISPs and mobile companies to store personal data for 12 months

Google Glass given 'mind control' powers

New third-party app uses a headset that measures brain activity to let users control Glass just by thinking about it

Remote-controlled contraceptive chip that lasts for 16 years to go on sale 'by 2018'

US invention is implanted under the skin and releases daily hormone doses

Smartphone app lets happy couples track each other's texts, calls and location history

Because nothing says 'I love you' like demanding someone's GPS data

Google smartphones will provide the brains for Nasa's prototype robot assistants

The bowling-ball sized robots navigate around zero gravity environments using small blasts of CO2 - Google's 3D-sensing technology will let them 'see'

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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?

Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
Billionaire founder of Spanx launches range of jeans that offers

Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
10 best over-ear headphones

Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

Commonwealth Games

David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014: Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Downhill all the way to the top for the Atherton siblings
Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star