IE8 was released with lots of features and one of them was Web Slices. Using Web Slices, you can keep up with frequently updated sites directly from the new Favorites Bar. If a Web Slice is available on a page, a green Web Slices icon will appear in the Command Bar, so that you can add the Web Slice to your favorite. When new information becomes available, the Web Slice will become highlighted. When you click on the Web Slice in the Favorites Bar, it previews relevant information. Here is a list of 6 useful Web slices for IE8. You can also check out our list of accelerators and add-ons for IE8.
1. MSN Headlines: Always have access to the latest MSN headlines, right from within Internet Explorer 8 using this Web Slice.
2. Weather from Bing: imply type your city + “weather” on the page that pops up and click on the Bing result that you can subscribe to as a Web Slice. Note: currently works in US market only.
3. Watch eBay Items: Stay up-to-date with important eBay auctions with this Web Slice. Simply subscribe on the eBay website to the auction of your choice.
4. Internet Buzz from StumbleUpon :The StumbleUpon WebSlice for IE8 allows you to receive up-to-the-minute feeds of popular sites and content on StumbleUpon.
5. Feed Slice: Create your own custom RSS slice of any blog or websites and get updates right inside IE8 easily.
6. Twitter Updates: Follow your friends’ Twitter updates automatically updated every 15 minutes for you.
7. GMail Inbox: Get a quick preview of your Gmail inbox with this handy slice that lists your latest unread email, as they come into your Gmail Inbox. You get a quick preview of the message or you can click through and easily open your full GMail web page.