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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Google Blackle

A friend emailed me the following, not sure how true it is, but why not, eh?

When your screen is white - an empty word page, or the Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it consumes only 59 watts. Mark Ontkush wrote an article about the energy saving that would be achieved if Google had a black screen, taking in account the huge number of page views, according to his calculations, 750 mega watts/hour per year would be saved.

In a response to this article Google created a black version of its search engine, called Blackle, with the exact same functions as the white version, but with a lower energy consumption, check it out.

http://www.blackle.com/

Had you changed to Google Blackle yet?

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5 Comments:

Blogger dreamy said...

I tried using it, but black is quite gloomy :)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger zlyrica said...

Haha, ya agree, black can be a bit gloomy and not everybody's colour... Let's hope they come out with other colours, eg, dark blue?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

 
Blogger Fabien said...

then it defeats the purpose? hahaha

Its not gloomy, think of it as helping the environment, that's reason to be optimistic :)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

 
Blogger dreamy said...

hahah.. but does dark blue conserve less energy than white?

Friday, August 03, 2007

 
Blogger zlyrica said...

Haha, I won't know, if white is taking up more energy, i guess any dark color will save energy, hehe

Sunday, August 05, 2007

 

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