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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Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of their war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists'

‘We won’t stop until Syria is back to normal’

Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation may undermine Hillary's chances

The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

... and how it may undermine Hillary's chances in 2016
12 best olive oils

Extra-virgin, cold-press, early-harvest, ultra-premium: 12 best olive oils

Choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide
Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?