The coolest bagpipe-related innovation has to be the iPad Bagpipes app. You can now finally fulfill that goal of learning to play the bagpipes (well sorta).
This new app seems extremely user-friendly. The screen highlights the holes that need to be held at the right moments, making it fairly simple for you to bust a tune. Also, adding to the cool factor of this app, the iPad Bagpipes app allows you to play along to your iTunes library.