RSS-To-Speech was available as a giveaway on May 1, 2007!
This software downloads RSS feeds from any Web sites and then reads them using Text-to-Speech and shows the feeds on good-looking black screen. After installation the program will use default computer's voice.
There are many high quality voices across multiple languages that can be used with the gadget (they must be SAPI 5 compatible).
Remote Performance Observer is a distributed client/server system intended to provide detailed system information on computers in a network. It performs real-time monitoring of system-critical parameters making it possible to diagnose existing and potential bottlenecks on Windows 2000/XP computers.
Google Desktop gadget that downloads RSS feeds and scrolls them as a creeping line. Everything you need to know from the Web gets right on your desktop. All the fresh news stories take really compact room on your screen.