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Windows SideShow 

The Microsoft Windows SideShow Platform is a new feature developed for Microsoft Windows Vista that enables developers to create new and extend existing applications specifically for devices with small displays and limited interaction models. Applications designed to work with the platform are referred to as gadgets. The devices supported by the platform include, but are not limited to, displays attached to a laptop, front panel computer displays, displays embedded in keyboards, cell phones, digital picture frames, and other display devices.

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