The Widget King

My alter ego and Internet Freak, par excellance, now styles himself as “The Widget King” and maybe he is!?

We start off with the Twitter Widget that everyone knows and loves so I won’t bore you with it. But things start to get interesting with . Here we have three widgets ~ BBC World Headlines, CNN and a Reuters amusing “funny but true” widget. All nicely laid out. Very good. (Note the minimalist design to suit the topic)

Can’t go anywhere without Music? Well this is the widget for you. Radio Widget is a search engine for Artists / Composers ~ from Akon to Beethoven. You can also search for a musical instrument (try harpsichord and see what you get.) It will then proceed to play the associated music, in high quality sound often re-sampled for the best sound around. After the first play of the artist you may get a re-mix. Very modern, very now, so 2009.

Appearance is important and you may have eschewed Wallpapers on your PC as tacky. Not so now with the Wallpaper Widget! Titled “Explorations of Beauty and Decay” will provide you with a desktop wallpaper that will enrich your computing experience. My favourite and the one I use is called “Demolition – Background” a sweeping staircase in a derelict house, black and white. You also get ordinary stuff like “Waterfalls” if you are more traditional. There is an Architecture section too. Definitely go to and be cool.

You may already know or have seen the Animation Widget at It is a showcase of Animations ( I absolutely love the featured animation “Iz: The Spirit of Aloha – animated short by Eric Provan ” ~ brings a a tear to my eye) These are not Disney ~ there are other animators too you know.

Some people have given Wikipedia a bad name. Personally I think it is a great resource. Google thinks so, techcrunch (mashlogic plugin) thinks so. Check out the stats : ” At a rate of 600 words a minute, twenty-four hours a day, a person could read nearly 27,000,000 words in a month. In the month of July 2006, Wikipedia grew by over 30,000,000 words.” So on his wiki page you have a Wikipedia Search Engine. Type in your query, click search and you will be taken to the associated article via Google! Egghead!

Had enough? Are you sick of widgets? Well Tech News Help is not for Geeks, it is a valuable help site for all. You may be surprised at what you will find to optimise your PC.

A word about widgets ~ all displayed news, headlines, articles, resources etc are clickable and will open the associated page in a new tab. So you can select, click, read, share etc etc.

Well what do you think? Add a comment, help keep him under control. For me? (but I am biased)……….

All Hail The Widget King!


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