Good (or at least interesting) interactive map with video of people in various parts of the world reporting on broadband speeds. The US is slow, due to the free market. Fastest: Japan, S. Korea, France and then average speeds fall off considerably.
Information Age Prayer Too busy to pray? Have a personalized voice-synthesizer do it for you. For Muslim prayers, the computer speakers are pointed toward Mecca. The ante has been upped on Pascal's Wager.