CNET Editors' reviewThis nifty, informative program combines a screensaver and an RSS feed to bring you news from around the globe. When you launch World News Screensaver, you'll see a large, relatively well-designed model of the Earth spinning in space, along with a prominent headline and teaser text about the news item. Whenever the program switches stories, it rotates the globe to the appropriate location and pinpoints the geographic area on the map. Though the feature set is mostly pleasing, the one customization option we missed is the ability to change the size and location of the headlines and blurbs; as it is, they partially obscure the globe. However, we did like the ability to add our own music as a soundtrack, and the tool for saving a link to the full news story in a browser window is an especially nice touch. World News Screensaver also gives you a high degree of control over the appearance of the globe and lets you include or exclude sites from its list of RSS feeds. News junkies of all experience levels are urged to give this application a try.
From 3D Wonders:
World News Screensaver fetches the top news stories from the Internet and displays them on a beautiful 3D Earth globe, showing you where the news is taking place. You will quickly become more informed and educated about World events. You can navigate among news articles, and press a key to launch your browser to the full story. Fully customizable. A 3D Wonders product. Version 2 may include multiple-user compatibility. Added ocean shine. Improved performance. Removed Win32 service dependence. Various other improvements.
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All versions:3.0 stars
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Current version:2.0 stars
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Version: World News Screensaver 2.0
Easy to setup
Would be useful if the screensaver made the news headlines displayed were formatted and included images from the website (or article).
Would be a much better screensaver if the news headlines/articles displayed were visually appealing. Headlines, wrapped, not cut off, images, excerpts, etc.