Everyone loves a good corpse flower blossom. These giant plants mostly remain dormant and only sprout flowers once every four to five years.
Hidden in the dark caves of southwest China, a fragment of Earth's last Ice Age might well survive. Sadly, there aren't any mammoths hiding out in there, but tiny plants might represent a last link to 30,000 years ago.
The amorphophallus titanum has perhaps the least charming nickname of any flower: it's known as the corpse flower because it smells like rotting flesh. And yet its latest bloom this weekend is expected to bring over 10,000 eager admirers.
Lovers of tiny homegrown horticulture, rejoice. This is the LabBox Grower, a hydroponic grow box that's here to assist you in your quest to produce very small herbs. And—of course—it's got Twitter integration.
Biometric laptops are no big thing. We've heard of thumbprint recognition and even iris scans, but Hitachi has taken things one step further with its so-called "vein recognition." The FLORA Se210 Finger Vein-Recognition Internal Equipment model, a recent addition to its notebook line, features a security measure…