James Vincent

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

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Blue ticks on WhatsApp: App to finally tell you if your friends have read your messages

But it won't let you know if they secretly hate you

WireLurker: Chinese Apple malware lets hackers 'crack hard shell of iPhone security'

Experts say that the malware's "ultimate goal is not yet clear”

Facebook: government requests for user data up 24% in last six months

Google reported similar increases in requests for user data in September this year, with a 150 per cent rise over the last 5 years

Apple Watch prices could go up to $5,000 for solid 18k gold version - but that makes sense

With the Apple Watch, Apple wants to move from the technology sector to the world of luxury brands - where people will pay thousands just because

Facebook-ready mobile lets babies upload selfies and status updates from their cribs

The toy - called 'New Born Fame' - was built by designer Laura Cornet

Wrist-worn selfie drone wins $500,000 in Intel competition to build future wearable technology

The drone - still only a prototype - launches from the wrist to snap photos or videos of the wearer

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset 'close' to public release says CEO Brendan Iribe

Iribe said that the company's acquisition by Facebook had "supercharged" its efforts, but that he still didn't know what the killer app for VR would be

A ruling banning Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

Fredrik Neij arrested: Five years after they were first sentenced, the founders of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay have all been caught

The notorious file-sharing site itself however remains online and accesible

Facebook scams revealed: the five most common tricks used by cyber criminals

Scammers prey on a mixture of narcissism, curiosity and greed to trick you into clicking - even when you know you really shouldn't

The Bard on Demand: London's Globe Theatre launches 'iPlayer for Shakespeare'

GlobePlayer.tv lets users worldwide rent (nearly) any Shakespeare title for £3.99 a week - or buy it, DRM-free, for £7.99

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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us