Martian fossils could be right under Rover's nose

A rock commonly found on Mars could, against expectations, preserve fossils, raising hopes that evidence of life on Mars may one day be found.

Parents' organisation catalogs iPhone porn

An outfit called the Parents Television Council has very helpfully compiled and published a list of pornographic iPhone apps.

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.

Ether Publishing turns iPhone into e-reader

A new publishing start-up is offering short stories, essays and poetry on cellphones, in the hope that users will decide they just don't need an e-reader after all.

Apple approves Opera Mini for the iPhone

Opera has become the first browser other than Apple's own Safari to be approved for the iPhone.

'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.

Geohot promises untethered iPhone jailbreak

Champion of the people or show-off hacker - you decide - George Hotz says he has created a new, untethered jailbreak for the latest iPhones.

iPhone 2.0 hacked for the first time

A pair of security researchers hijacked the entire SMS database of an iPhone in 20 seconds flat at the CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver yesterday.

Gesture controller for phones on the way

A German team has developed printable sensors that could allow electronic devices such as phones to be controlled just by pointing a finger.

New Google man slams Apple's 'Disneyfied walled garden'

Ex-Sun man Tim Bray has joined Google and started as he means to go on, with a blistering attack on the iPhone.

iPhone users worry about hurting its feelings

Three-quarters of iPhone users love the thing so much that they actually sleep with it, according to a Stanford University study.

Apple drops Wifi scanners from App Store

Apple's latest move in its big App Store spring clean is to get rid of Wifi scanning applications.

Cellphones vulnerable to rootkit attacks

Computer scientists at Rutgers University say they've found a major security threat to smartphones that could cause them to eavesdrop on meetings, track their owners' travels, or rapidly lose all battery power.

Team develops hands-free texting app

Clemson University researchers have developed a hands-free way of texting while driving.

FBI wants to track your phone

The US government is pushing to be allowed access to people's cellphone records to help fight crime.

'iPhone envy' fuels insurance fraud

We're sure none of you would ever do such a thing, obviously, but apparently naughty Brits are bashing their iPhones with hammers just get a free upgrade out of their insurer.