If you're tired of your toaster just sitting around wasting counter space after the breakfast rush, you'll appreciate Quirky's Crisp toaster concept. Like playing an accordion, it can be squeezed down to a mere 2.5-inches wide so it's easy to store.
The world may not, but according to Panasonic, Japan certainly does. The company's new SR-SX2 is about as fancy as rice cookers get, since it includes wireless RFID hardware letting it be programmed and configured using an Android smartphone.
Have you seen the amazing refrigerators in some peoples' kitchens these days? They have touch screens, they have doors in surprising places, they have special compartments with precise temperature settings for everything from broccoli to wine. It was not always this way.