If you're looking for a way to set your monitor or computer-connected television to roll through current headlines from major news outlets — or your personal Facebook/Twitter feed — GlowDart is an easy to read full-screen news ticker.
GlowDart pulls from a variety of sources like CNN, BBC News, AP News, Google News and — less seriously — from YouTube and Hulu. You can also login with your Twitter or Facebook account to enable streaming of your personal updates from each service.
The interface of GlowDart is polished and just the right size for viewing at a distance. Disappointing, however, is the lack of customisable feeds. It would be nice if you could import your own RSS feeds, even limited in number, into GlowDart. That said, for a service that doesn't require registration and immediately starts feeding you current news from major outlets, it's effective and hassle-free.