James Vincent

James Vincent is Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent, with his work appearing online and in print.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Apple Watch is really just a 'luxury fitness band'

Wozniak has spoken disparagingly of other companies' smartwatches, although he conceded that Apple's offering was "more distinctive" than those of its rivals

Elon Musk at a press conference for SpaceX last year

Elon Musk confirms SpaceX is working on a constellation of micro-satellites, promises unveiling in 'two to three months'

Mini-satellites beaming internet coverage across the world could be Musk's next big space venture after running supply missions to the ISS

Google settles 60-year lease on Nasa airfield to research 'space exploration and robotics'

The tech firm is paying $1.16bn through subsidary company Planetary Ventures in a deal that includes rennovation of the historic buildings

Instagram finally lets you edit captions on uploaded photos

The update is available on both iOS and Android alongside a revamped 'explore' tab.

Google-owned Atlas robot re-enacts scene from The Karate Kid

Atlas has four hydraulically-actuated limbs with a pair of stereo cameras and a laser rangefinder for 'eyes'

President Barack Obama meets with bipartisian congressional leadership, including Speaker of the House John Boehner (left)

Net neutrality: 'An open internet is increasingly essential to our very way of life,' says Obama

The President calls on the FFC to black ISPs who might want to introduced paid-for 'fast lanes' and throttled connections for heavy data users

Long-term US study finds no links between violent video games and youth violence

The researchers concluded that the current media narrative may "distract society from more pressing concerns such as poverty and education"

A customer holds his new iPhone

iMessage deactivation tool lets users switch from iOS to Android with ease

The one-click tool deals with a long-standing problem

A third of UK jobs to be replaced by robots and computers in next 20 years

Low-paid, repetitive roles are most at risk, following an established global trend for automated systems to replace human labour

WhatsApp evidence used to divorce nearly half of Italian adulterers

“We have seen adulterers using the service to maintain three or four relationships – it’s like dynamite," said a leading Italian divorce laywer

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