Heavy phone use may cause cancer

A ten-year study into whether or not mobile phones cause brain tumors has concluded... maybe.

HTC calls for iPhone ban

HTC has filed a patent infringement complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission, just two months after Apple filed a suit of its own against HTC.

Sharp announces 3D video camera for mobile devices

Sharp has developed the first high-definition 3D camera for mobile phones, and says it plans to begin mass production by the end of the year.

Cellphones could offer night vision

A University of Florida engineering researcher has developed a tiny night vision device that would be incorporated into everything from cellphones to eyeglasses and car windscreens.

Japanese cellphone vendors develop common software platform

Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu and NEC are planning to develop a standardized software platform for their cellphones.

Study aims to settle health concerns over long-term mobile use

A new long-term study is to investigate a possible link between the use of mobile phones and long-term health problems such as cancer.

American teenagers would rather text than talk

Teenage American girls send more than 100 text messages a day, according to research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Cellphones taking over satnav market

Dedicated navigation devices such as those from TomTom and Garmin could be on the way out, according to ComScore.

Millions of Mexican phones about to turn into bricks

Thirty million Mexicans could find their cellphones dead this weekend, thanks to a new law that forces phone owners to register their identities.

'Supertaskers' can drive safely while on the phone

A very small number of people can drive safely while talking on the phone, University of Utah psychologists have found.

Motorola puts Bing on Chinese phones

Motorola and Microsoft have signed a deal to put Bing search and mapping services on mobile phones in China - neatly filling the gap Google looks like creating.

Team develops X-ray vision for mobile phones

The University of South Australia and Nokia have teamed up to produce an application that allows phone users to see through walls.

Microsoft Project Pink phones to appear this spring

More details have emerged of Microsoft's Project Pink phone - and it looks like it won't support Windows Phone 7.

Americans turn to the net for their news

The writing may be on the wall for newspapers - or on the screen, at least. A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life project says that online news has taken over from print as the third most popular way for Americans to get their news.

A fifth of British drivers use Facebook at the wheel

What to do if the government bans texting while driving? Fear not. In the UK, where there's already legislation against it, drivers have found a solution: update your Facebook page instead.

Future cars could have the battery on the outside

Cars, mobile phones and computers could be powered by their bodywork, thanks to new battery technology.