I put a Konfabulator widget together tonight that will pull down the 10 most recent posts on the forums here. It auto-refreshes every 60 seconds. This is based on the Digg Digger and PHP Freaks widgets.
I'd like to add some preferences to this that will allow you to adjust the auto-refresh duration, maybe pick certain forums to watch instead of just top 10 overall, change color scheme, etc.
For now though, this is just pulling in the top 10 just as if you'd clicked on the "New Posts" link.
Let me know what you think. If you don't know where to start then head here first: http://www.konfabulator.com
And here is the link to the nV News Forum Feed Widget
(right-click, save as)