Face it - we live in a high-tech world.  So what better way to keep tabs on a process that's over two-thousand years old than in modern ways.

Here are two digital ways to check whether the smoke is black or white.

This site promises email or text alerts - which would be perfect for your smart phone.

Along with a synopses of the most-recent events, this site streams a live shot of the chimney from the Sistine Chapel.