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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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: which is the best?

Choosing between Apple's new iPhones comes down to a single factor really

SanDisk launch largest ever capacity SD card with 512GB of storage

The thumbnail-sized card represents a thousand-fold increase in SD storage capacity in just a little over a decade

Japanese developer creates virtual breast-squeezing 'game' for the Oculus Rift

File under 'bleh', 'urgh' and 'why are we even surprised right now?'

Surveillance by EU and American spy agencies, such as the NSA, could violate human rights

US gov threatened Yahoo with daily $250,000 fines for refusing to hand over PRISM data

Newly-declassified documents show that Yahoo - an early conscript to the PRISM surveillance program - fought the US over ‘abuse’ of powers

Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2's surprise new album at the iPhone 6 launch

How to remove U2 album from iTunes, aka 'Songs of the Severely Jaded'

It might have been the largest album release of all time (after all, iTunes has more than half a billion customers) but that doesn't mean everyone wants it

Facebook's auto-playing of videos is pushing some mobile users' bills higher than normal, a consumer website has said

Facebook is testing Snapchat-like 'self-deleting' posts feature

The social media site has been testing the feature - giving posts an 'expiration date' - with certain iOS users in New Zealand

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5S and 5: Is it worth upgrading?

Apple's new iPhones are bigger, faster and thinner but the cost won't suit every budget

Media and guests take a close look of the new Apple Watch

iPhone 6 launch: Stephen Fry sums up his thoughts on Apple's new gadgets - 'Want, want, want; drool, drool, drool'

Long-time Apple fan and booster of all things tech Stephen Fry has summarised his reaction to Apple’s launch of two new smartphones and their first ever wearable device, saying: “I’m thinking want, want, want; drool, drool drool.”

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Release date, price, features, specs and everything else you need to know

The new iPhones are larger than any other before them and are available in Sliver, Gold or Space Grey

Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch

Apple Watch comparison: How does Apple's smartwatch stand up to the competition?

In typical Apple style, the Apple Watch is not the first product of its kind on the market - but Apple claims it's by far the best

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's heavenly crab dishes don't need hours of preparation

Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

Scared off by the strain of shelling a crab? Let a fishmonger do the hard work so you can focus on getting the flavours right
Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

Terry Venables column

Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

Michael Calvin's Inside Word

Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past