Featuring prominently at the Vista launch were new Vista Gadgets – little information nuggets that reside on the spangly new sidebar.Thankfully we won't be restricted to a bunch of US-centric ESPN, Comedy Channel and MTV imports. Instead Microsoft's worked hard to forge deals with UK-based providers including ITN, who head up the news offering.The virtual Trevor McDonald sadly doesn't include a pixelated version of the great man himself, but does offer breaking news, sports, showbiz and money with 'fly out' video to fluff out the text-based news in briefs (no, not those comments on page 3 in The Sun). Especially keen newshounds can set the Gadget to alert them audibly whenever a new story breaks. But we're most looking forward to playing with the 'On this day in history' feature. Every day a new nostalgia-soaked video vignette of history will be served up in a 90-second video chunk. The archive stretches back to the late 1800s so they should have a bit to go on.Lucky Vista owners can get the Gadget right now, direct from the ITN site.
Vista Gadget reads the news
Featuring prominently at the Vista launch were new Vista Gadgets – little information nuggets that reside on the spangly new sidebar.Thankfully