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Widget

A generic term for any product, especially a manufactured product. It is used in text books and academic papers to provide an example without using specifics.
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Sara Cox, Broadcaster and mum of three , said: "Of course you don't want your children to be addicted to their gadgets.
And brand new gadget designs and devices - not yet on the high street - can also be discovered in the Future Tech Project.
Gibson's Cook Studio line contains 10 gadgets that can also stand up on their own, have angled, ergonomic handles and can be used by right-and left-handed people.
Pain in the tech: The latest gadgets like the iPhone seem simple to use but they give millions of people hi-tech hangovers
People in the UK could collectively be charging all their gadgets for some 16.
What would serve best would be the archetypal gadget.
Analyst Geoff Wissman, vice president of Retail Forward, a consulting group, said that while in other housewares categories Linens 'n Things is more aggressive than Bed Bath & Beyond in developing private-label assortments, name brands trump private-label brands in the gadget category, and thus both retailers are on level playing fields.
Being "discoverable" means a gadget is visible to anyone searching, but even if it isn't, an attacker still can find it, using software available on the Internet.
GADGET PRINT FISH Students should cut out their black-paper fish, put their names on the back, and then gather around to see how the printing part works.
The most desirable gadget was a plasma TV,with42percent of menand29per cent of women saying it was top of their wish list.
Rick Horrow, on the other hand, doesn't own a BlackBerry or videophone, but his choice of gadget proves that sometimes, simplicity is most efficient.
Such interactions between Vertegaal, director of the human media lab at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the gadget, known as eyePROXY, are an experiment in a new style of human-machine interactions.