Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale have employed the latest technology to keep in touch while they're apart - the talk through videophones.

The celebrity couple, who married in 2002, are delighted that they can see each other when they talk, because a voice is not enough to cure their mutual longing.

Rossdale says, "(Videophone) cameras are good. A lot of small messages, a lot of the time - the hotter the better. Hot messages. And all kinds of messages - serious, funny, hot, colder."