Since desktop widgets/gadgets (those small rectangles, each having one handy function) gained their popularity on a great deal of platforms, like an explosion they turned the software world upside down. Thousands of programmers got obsessed with the idea of «embedding a gadget» into virtually any existing software, often without thinking of the usefulness of those «weird» things.
But no doubt, there are areas where the small, always on-screen information is the most natural and handy, like in the news, probably the most important area, if youd wish to track changes in some region of world or some area of knowledge.
News By Keywords provides a really «right done» news gadget (for both Google Desktop and Windows Vista Sidebar). What does it mean? One but really important thing: not only you can set where and how to show the information (which is common for all gadgets), but you can also define, WHICH information exactly is to be displayed. In the gadget settings, you can enter any number of keywords, and news items will be selected and filtered according to your definition.
Now youre free to be fully informed on the areas youre interested in! The overall gadget design is neat, professional, and unobtrusive. Additionally, the gadget automatically detects your language and region and shows news messages in the relevant language.
Search concepts, not keywords, IBM tells business IBM plans to give away keysearch technologies for corporate data retrieval that useconcepts and facts instead of simpler "keyword" searches reliedupon by consumer Web companies such as Google Inc. ,the world's largest computer company said on Monday.