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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US hospital 'Heartbleed hack' lost information belonging to 4.5 million patients

The hack was announced earlier this week, although no medical records were affected

'Drinkable' 200-year-old bottle of booze discovered in shipwreck

The ancient vessel is thought to contain 14 per cent vodka or gin

Sony's next camera will be shaped like a giant perfume bottle and made for selfies

Sony is taking advantage of a craze for perfume bottle smartphone cases

Twitter faces backlash for showing tweets from accounts users don't follow

The new rules are meant to highlight 'popular or relevant' tweets

Snapchat is going to start sending headlines, TV clips and advertisements to your phone

New service will offer content from websites like the MailOnline

Nokia Lumia 530 release date: cheapest ever Windows Phone available from 4 September

The 530 is cheap and colourful - but its specs don't offer that much more than the handset its replacing, the Lumia 520

Spain's 'Google Tax': will charging companies to link to articles help or hurt newspapers?

A law which would let publishers levy a fee from aggregation services like Google News looks like it might become law in Spain this September

Greggs Google fail: bakery chain falls afoul of search engine's algorithms with 'unofficial' logo

Toe official @GreggstheBakers Twitter account has been busy asuring concerned internet users: "We've been trying to fix it all morning!!"

Google readying YouTube subscription service with offline playback for $9.99 a month

Google has reportedly been building a paid music service for years, but has been delayed by licencing disagreements and the exit of top execs

EE is 'UK's best mobile network', followed by Three and O2 - with Vodafone coming last

EE was ranked first or joint first in all categories, with Three a close second

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Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

Radio 1’s new top ten

The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

Florence Knight's perfect picnic

Polpetto's head chef shares her favourite recipes from Iced Earl Grey tea to baked peaches, mascarpone & brown sugar meringues...
Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
Mark Hix recipes: Try our chef's summery soups for a real seasonal refresher

Mark Hix's summery soups

Soup isn’t just about comforting broths and steaming hot bowls...
Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'

Tim Sherwood column

I would have taken the Crystal Palace job if I’d been offered it soon after my interview... but the whole process dragged on so I had to pull out
Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition