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widget

(ˈwɪdʒɪt)
1. n. a gadget. Now, try to fit this widget into this slot here.
2. n. a hypothetical product made by a hypothetical company. No, we stopped making widgets last year. Too much foreign competition.
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Tapping the Widget instantly launches a search in Chrome Dev, brings up the keyboard and displays search suggestions all at one.
Over the course of two months the two-person team built and tested what became 11 widgets housed on a single electronic page that would soon be accessible to all clinicians in the hospital.
TripAdvisor, a US-based travel community and an operating company of Expedia, Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE), has announced the launch of its new Widget Center, a website offering online tools.
But I found that you can use some of the widgets that are already developed by writing a minimal amount of JavaScript.
In the UK, Oregan's widget store will be offered to consumers this March, with subsequent launch plans across Europe, the US and Latin America.
TV Widgets enable popular Internet services and online media to reach viewers with applications specifically tailored to meet the needs of the television watcher.
By adopting ACCESS' NetFront Widgets, handset manufacturers and operators can obtain a solution that includes a widget player and content development tools, allowing them to accelerate development and delivery of widget services.
The solution is expected to enable businesses to extend their business reach beyond their own website and benefit in the following ways: generate new revenue by delivering transactional widgets that increase customer activities; reduce costs of doing business; portal overhaul by using a 'drop in' personalised homepage architecture that is installed within the data center; as well as acquire new and retain current customers by offering improved service in the places they are already spending their time on-line, the company said.
Times Widgets is an important tool in our strategy to open up the site and further integrate our content onto some of the most popular and powerful sites on the Web," said Marc Frons, the New York Times Company's chief technology officer/digital operations.
The Widgets solution comprises a complete Widget Ecosystem by Opera Widget Integration SDK, Opera Widget Developer SDK and backend services.
Notably, some of the widgets available on Widgetbox and similar sites, such as Yahoo Widgets, have been developed by major international brands.
Widgets took consumer desktops by storm when these mini-apps were first introduced.
Finjan says it has found widgets are vulnerable to a breadth of attacks and can be used to endanger a user's PC as part of an attacker's weapon arsenal.
One is an executive bonus plan, with Ian owning a life insurance policy on his own life and Widgets paying the premiums.
Today widgets are small, single-task computer programs you keep handy on your desktop.