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Widget fonder

From TechBlog via Gizmodo comes news of what was apparently once called the “Widget Clock Infobot” but is now the Emtrace WidgetStation, a “Station” that may be even harder to find than another this holiday season. It joins the embryonic category of the push-based Internet appliance, joining products such as those from Ambient, such as the Google Calendar clock concept, and Chumby. I suspect we’ll see major names drop into this space in 2008. While the product doesn’t seem far beyond the concept stage at this point, one thing I already like about it is that it can retrieve information from a PC over a home network. That said, I’m not necessarily sold on the need for two screens, particularly a monochrome one.