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.
Google's big play in augmented reality is a $542m investment in Magic Leap - a company building “a rocket ship for the mind"
21 October 2014 05:11 PM
No-one knows exactly what Magic Leap's technology does, but the company says it's "time to bring magic back into the world"
21 October 2014 01:00 PM
Apple responds that data is only collected under 'temporary' identities that are discarded every 15 minutes
Oscar Pistorius sentence overloads Twitter with wrong jail sentence, misspellings and #NoJustice hashtag trending in UK
21 October 2014 11:02 AM
Social media users annoyed with the verdict also starting posting under the #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence hashtag
21 October 2014 10:02 AM
Yoshitomo Imura was first arrested in May after designing a 3D printed six-shot revolver named the Zig Zag and posting videos of the firearm online
21 October 2014 09:07 AM
A "man in the middle" attack was used to compromise iCloud accounts in China, says respected censorship watchdog GreatFire
20 October 2014 05:18 PM
The actor's lawyers filed DMCA notices over the copyrighted images
The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
20 October 2014 02:42 PM
“If you want to dislike something, you should probably write a comment"
20 October 2014 01:44 PM
The Kamra Inlay works like a pinhole camera to focus the eye's vision and is inserted in the eye in a procedure that takes just fifteen minutes
20 October 2014 12:26 PM
Don't worry - only SEO wranglers and online publishers are interested
Snapchat's first ever advert for Ouija horror flick scares users - but that's better than being 'creepy'
20 October 2014 11:53 AM
The company has criticized other sites for selling "creepy and targeted" advertising - and decided to go for simply scary instead
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo