Post-it® Notes iGoogle Screenshot
3M, the maker of Post-it® Notes™, recently released a widget (Post-it® Notes™ Shopping Genius) in what looks like a marketing campaign for their Post-it® Notes™ product. The widget turns the classic Post-it® Notes™ into a digital format and transforms the ever useful shopping list into a smart tool. The widget allows you to search for products and add them to a shopping list. As prices and inventory changes, the widget will update the list so you don’t have to. Overall, this seemed like a good marketing tool for their campaign.
We grabbed the iGoogle version of the widget, played around a bit and dug a little deeper. We did not look at the Windows Vista, Windows 7 nor Mac OS X versions. At first glance it looks straight forward.
Here are a couple of contests for you to pass your time. One requires no programming knowledge so anyone can try their hand at being a game designer. The second can be more complicated depending on what you do with it.
Enjoy and good luck…
GALACTIC GAME CHALLENGE
Enter for the chance to win $1,000!
Create a fun game with aliens, spaceships, and robots! The Sims Carnival™ makes it easy for everyone to be a game designer.
Here’s your chance to win these awesome prizes:
Winner will receive the grand prize of $1,000!
2nd and 3rd place entries will each receive a Nintendo® DS
NVIDIA Preface Gadget Development Contest
NVIDIA and Microsoft have come together to allow developers an opportunity to enter a gadget of their creation in the first contest of its kind. What gadget can you create?
Finalists will receive roundtrip airfare to attend NVIDIA’s NVISION event in San Jose, CA (August 25–27) where the winning gadget will be selected by a panel of judges from NVIDIA, Microsoft and Dell. The winner will receive a DELL XPS 420 system and have their gadget featured on the front page of NZONE.com, included in the NVIDIA newsletter, and the Windows SideShow section of Microsoft’s Windows Live Gallery.
[via Widgets Lab]