What’s new in technology?

The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards article got me thinking with everything from paper-thin flexibile speakers to small, lightweight fuel cells to EcoRock (a drywall substitute), there is a lot of innovation happening in technology to make our lives easier and more environmentally friendly.

For homes, we’re hearing about solar technology to smart grids to better refrigeration – there is so much being designed to make us more efficient.  Now, since some of the technology is still so new, it is still cost prohibitive for us consumers to install in our homes.  As the technology becomes more mainstream and costs go down, we’re sure to adopt it more and more.

Have you tried any of the new technologies in your home?

What ideas for innovation do you have for your new home to make it even better?