Let's be real here, most of the time smartphones get used for a lot of nothing. But in India women are using their smartphones to protect themselves by tracking local incidents of harassment and violence.
India is now responsible for 9.3 per cent of the world's spam—up from 8 per cent last year—overtaking the US for the first time, and meaning that it now accounts for more of the email trash than any other country.
Today, India successfully tested the Agni-V, a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile has a range of over 3,000 miles and could potentially reach Beijing or Shanghai, China. This is not good.
Shiva Ayyadurai, pictured above, is a shimmering intellectual. He holds four degrees from MIT (where he lectures), numerous patents, honors, and awards. He also says he invented email, and there's a global conspiracy against him. Guess which one of these statements is true.
It may have taken five years at nearly 250 sites but a research team's persistent digging throughout northeastern India have paid off. Say hello to science's newest family of caecilians—legless amphibians—the Chikilidae.
Well, this is bad. OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia of world maps, has been vandalized, with someone deliberately screwing up its data. Worse, the offending IP addresses seem to be coming from a set belonging to Google India. Careful where you drive.
Nidar Singh is the last known master of shastar vidya, a form of Sikh martial arts that involves lots of spinning blades flying around at the same time. It's seriously impressive—and seriously endangered, unless Singh gets help.
Heading to the ATM to pick up some quick cash is just another part of life here in the West. But how do you introduce that part of the banking experience into developing nations? Why, with biometrics, of course.
In a horrifically sad story, Dhanji Damor, a 25-year-old man in India, was electrocuted when he used a "shanzai cell phone" while it was charging. Shanzai means it's a knockoff, an imitation, a fake made in China.