Live Tiles are a feature of the Windows 8 Modern UI, akin to "Widgets" in other graphical environments. They can for example display calendars, weather information or e-mails.

Live Tiles are a feature of the Windows 8 Modern UI, akin to "Widgets" in other graphical environments. They can for example display calendars, weather information or e-mails.

Examples of Windows 8 Live Tiles taken from cnet.com:

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