James Vincent

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

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The 6 ways Facebook is used in murders

However, the researchers stressed that "Facebook is no more to blame for these homicides than a knife is to blame for a stabbing"

British Museum releases scans of artefacts to let you 3D print your own museum at home

Though we're not sure that's quite the same as actually giving back the priceless historical artefacts that were stolen from countries around the world

Facebook offers 'dark web' Tor link for users that prefer to stay as anonymous as possible

Facebook will still know who the user is - but anyone snooping on the user's internet connection won't

Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 to push users onto Windows 8.1

Windows 8 will also be unavailable - people just want the Start Menu too much

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review round-up: return to form for a series that deserved more

A sci-fi setting and a platform-hopping exosuit breathe new life into the series

'Wi-fi is the future of mobile data': global survey shows one internet hotspot for every 150 people

A bew survey by iPass claims that 78 per cent of data on mobile devices is transferred byt Wi-Fi rather than 3G or 4G connections

Diagnosing depression with an app: next-gen smartphone software studies what you say (and how you say it) to analyze mental health

A new generation of apps could help both doctors and patients

Israel's iron dome defence system

The world is due 'a major cyber attack causing widespread harm' before 2025, say experts

The majority of experts thought that a significant attack was likely in the next 11 years, but others said that the threat of cyber warfare was mostly hype

Nasa publishes Hubble image showing 'ghost light' from dead galaxies

The blue glow is from some 200 billion stars spilled into the cosmos as four galaxies were ripped apart by gravitational forces 12 billion light-years away

French government launches inquiry into coordinated flyover by drones on nuclear sites

“Measures are being taken to know what these drones are and neutralize them"

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