Clever clock works wonders with widgets

This is WidgetStation – a desk clock with a difference. Where most clocks restrict themselves to telling the time and perhaps displaying the dat

This is WidgetStation – a desk clock with a difference. Where most clocks restrict themselves to telling the time and perhaps displaying the date, this little device can stream anything from weather reports to stock exchange updates.The secret to this amazing flexibility is its two customisable displays, one monochrome, one colour, that show pre-selected 'widgets' – small applications dedicated to bringing you helpful information.Current widgets range from simple time, date and weather screens to Flickr streams and breaking news, with more promised by launch. Widgeters can also create their own and share them online.Information is kept fresh thanks to Wi-Fi or Ethernet hook-up and there's a built in speaker for MP3s. Expect it streaming its stuff here some time before the end of the year.

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Emtrace WidgetStation Price: £150 (estimated) On sale: Q4 2007 Contact: Emtrace Related stories: Wood you believe it’s a clock?