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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Amazon launches 3D printing storefront with molecular jewellery and custom bobbleheads

Shoppers can personalize these figurines (above) produced by Mixee labs - one of the many custom objects on sale

A hit list has been drawn up of corporations Anonymous intend to attack

Russia offers £65,000 bounty to identify users on anonymous Tor network

The news is the latest in Russia's attempts to crack down on net freedom

Siri vs Cortana: Microsoft stages a battle between mobile virtual assistants in new advert

Cortana is named after the artificial intelligence from Halo (left)

James Webb Telescope Sunshield complete: Nasa unfurls a 1,000,000 SPF umbrella

The Sunshield is designed to protect the delicate instruments on board the James Webb Space Telescope - the $18bn successor to the Hubble telescope

UK police to start seizing drivers' mobile phones after all crashes

New police guidelines are part of an initiative to stop crashes caused by distracted drivers

Many Conservative Party members gagging to have Boris Johnson as their MP

London will have 5G internet that can download a film in a second by 2020, says Boris Johnson

London Mayor is set to make ambitious pledge for connectivity in the capital later this week

Extinction of dinosaurs was 'colossal bad luck'

The prehistoric creatures might have survived the asteroid strike which led to their extinction if it had come slightly earlier or later in history

Wikipedia bans edits from within US House of Representatives after conspiracy theory tweaks

Edits were made to suggest that John F Kennedy was killed "on behalf of Fidel Castro" and out Donald Rumsfeld as “an alien lizard”

New audio treatment could cure tinnitus by 'remodelling' the brain

Patients with an electronic cuff fitted to their vagus nerve are played frequencies to teach the brain which sounds to listen to and which to ignore

Fukushima monkeys show signs of 'blood abnormalities' following 2011 nuclear disaster

The wild monkeys showed low blood counts and detectable levels of caesium - though scientist say these are not necessarily related to the nuclear meltdown

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
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