Computerworld has listed their Horizon Award Winners for 2007.
The ones that sparked my interest are:
ElekTek: Using its unique patented fabric technology, ElekTex, Eleksen has
developed a Vista Sideshow module in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that can be incorporated into computer bags, briefcases, backpacks, fabric keyboards or clothing. Users can see schedules, phone numbers, addresses and recent e-mail messages without having to start up their laptops. Read more
Zink: A new way to print full-color digital images without ink cartridges or ribbons. This totally inkless system uses “Zink paper,” which has embedded dye crystals that become colored when a printhead heats and activates them, using a combination of time and temperature. Read more. Go to company website.
And one from the honourable mentions list:
Sun Microsystems Laboratories’ Project MPK20: Sun’s Virtual Workplace:
A virtual 3-D environment in which remote employees can accomplish work, share documents and meet with colleagues using natural voice communication. Read more.