Compare rate plans for Internet access, cell phones, credit cards, satellite TV and a host of other consumer services at this nifty one-stop, advertising-free Web resource that customizes pricing information according to end-user ZIP code and enables online purchasing. [CL]

Paper Toys

Rome may not have been built in a day but you can put together the Taj Majal in an afternoon with help from this website, a printer, and scissors and glue. Among the other folding paper projects offered for free downloading are Mount Rushmore, a Jack-up Oil Rig and the Brooklyn Bridge. [CL]

The Climate Action Network (CAN)

The Climate Action Network (CAN) is worldwide network of over 340 Non-

Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and

individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically

sustainable levels. The web site presents press releases; reports on

climate change trends, risks, and signals; and many other resources

illustrating their concern and their achievements.

Firefox 1.0

If you thought the web browser wars were over, think again. The folks from Mozilla have just released a new version of Firefox, which while lacking a few of the developer-oriented features of its cousin Mozilla more than compensates in terms of speed and user-friendly functionality. Plus Firefox manages to avoid the security issues that make Internet Explorer problematic for all but XP-Service Pack 2 end users.