James Vincent

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

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Facebook's expanded News Feed controls let you filter your friends - without unfollowing

See less or more from different people - or just unfollow them entirely

Facebook's Ebola button encourages users to donate - while Zuckerberg himself responds to critics saying that it's only 'marketing'

The Facebook founder reminded a surly user that not only had he donated $25m to the CDC but that he'd also donated satellite equipment to health workers

'Operation Onymous': dark net raided by US and Europol as law enforcement use unknown methods to crack illegal drug trade online

It's a major blow against criminals using Tor - but security experts don't know how law enforcement agencies cracked the once-anonymous network

Avengers: Age of Ultron leaker hunted by Marvel as Google forced to give up user data

Internet giant subpoenaed for all data relating to 'John Gazelle'

Lenovo's new Chinese smartphone looks just a little similar to Apple's iPhone 6

That's the iPhone on the top and the S60 on the bottom

How to make ghosts in the lab: scientists trick volunteers into reporting 'feelings of presence'

Scientists say the experiments show that when our bodily systems malfunction (either through disease or outside influence) the mind imagines apparitions

Amazon launches Echo: a 360-degree speaker that also offers Siri functionality for your home

Amazon already knows how to get its foot in door – now it wants to stay inside

Scientist capture 'sharpest ever' image of planets forming around a star

The star - HL Tauri - is 450 light years away from Earth

Microsoft makes Word, Excel and PowerPoint free for iPhones, iPads and Android tablets

Businesses will still have to buy Office licenses, but consumers looking to write and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations won't have to pay a penny

Amazing composite images show how Earth matches up to the rest of the Solar System

The picture above shows our planet and the Sun - you could fit 109 Earths across the disk of the Sun and its volume is equal to 1,300,000 Earths

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders