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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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Our widgets team has done a fantastic job of producing tools that really enhance our users' experiences and solve real world problems, and the millionth usage is a testament to their hard work.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Only one free plug and water widget per mainland Great Britain household (excluding Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).
PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange and Netvibes today announced a partnership to bring the world's largest collection of mobile widgets to all types of mobile phone user across an extensive range of handsets.
The HD Traffic widget is available now for customers in the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland and uses TomTom's High Definition traffic technology to deliver accurate and detailed live traffic information to users' favourite web pages.
They clearly appreciate the winning proposition of a widget solution that helps them streamline the development and delivery of a variety of mobile content.
According to the company, operators can now incorporate Opera Widgets into their customer offering, which means that customer-selected web content can be accessed from a list of icons on the home-screen.
Notably, some of the widgets available on Widgetbox and similar sites, such as Yahoo Widgets, have been developed by major international brands.
Seemingly innocent widgets - otherwise known as gadgets - are exposing computer users to a whole host of potential hacker attacks, says specialist firm Finjan.
If you download them from some other site, simply put them into the Widget directory and they are ready to run.
As we gazed, the Widget actually stopped its incessant ticking and sat perfectly still.
For instance, in our earlier example, if the Green Widget Company's president is on the board of a nonprofit organization, he'll be able to steer donations their way.
Sales director Stuart Hawthorn said: "A widget no longer automatically means a premium product, and producers can no longer charge extra just because the can has a widget in it.
They'll be listening to the world's first speaking widget, introduced by brewers John Smith.
NAFTA facilitates the export of New York's service widget to Mexico.