When you talk about a new invention, check out the new +bugatti veyron toaster. Called the Noun, it not only toasts bread, but can cook everything from steak to shrimp. According to Clemente Bugatti, the fourth generation Bugatti to lead the company, the secret is a layer of semiconductor heating elements—technology that took the company over two years to develop.
It's the first toaster we've seen that takes a radically different approach to browning bread and other items, and it even makes a high-end Dualit or Breville look dreadfully old-fashioned. There are physical controls on the toaster to get your food cooking, but you can also use a smartphone app to search for recipes and send the proper time and temperature directly to the Noun via Bluetooth connection. For a quick piece of toast, that's probably overkill, but if you're doing some less orthodox toasting, the app will come in handy.
It won't be cheap... Expect to pay upwards of $1,000—more than twice the cost of even the most expensive toasters currently on the market.