James Vincent

James Vincent is Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent online, and his work appears in print too. In the past he has written freelance for Wired, the New Statesman and the Financial Times.

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Government trumpets 'one million homes and businesses' with access to superfast broadband

UK is reportedly on track to deliver 27Mbps connections to 95% of population

Google tweaks search algorithm to give encrypted sites higher rankings

Google says the move is to encourage webmasters to better protect users

Hackers blasted AC/DC through Iranian computers as they disabled nuclear power plant

Report suggests 'Thunderstruck' was played through scientists' workstations as the US-Israeli computer worm Stuxnet attacked Iran's nuclear facilities

How do you spot a narcissist? Just ask them

New study shows that the 10-second 'Single Item Narcissism Scale' is just as effective at spotting narcissists as a 15-minute, 40 question survey

Forgotten but not gone: AOL's dial-up internet service still makes more money than their ads

Latest financial report reveals 2.3m US subscribers still paying for dial-up

Transport for London trials free Wi-Fi on buses

The service is currently being tested on two buses but could be rolled out across the capital if TfL finds corporate partners

Facial recognition app for dogs helps reunite lost pets with worried owners

Eight facial markers are used to identify dogs uploaded to the app's database

Wikipedia warns that EU legislation will create 'Orwellian memory holes' in the internet

The online encyclopedia has started an online catalogue of the requests it has received to remove links

Apple patent outlines wireless charging concept

The system would deliver a constant supply of electricity to low-power devices - although unfortunately the iPhone and iPad would prove too much

Apple and Samsung call a truce on patent disputes outside the US

The two largest smartphone manufacturers have agreed to end bitter legal battles in nine countries outside the US including the UK

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Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor