Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Google Blackle the Energy Saving Search

Google is testing out black background to save energy in this period of global warming according to Mark Ontkush.

Google claims logging on to Blackle will save 750 MegaWatt of energy because the screen is predominantly black. "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen,” says Google.

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1 comment:

  1. A black screen just saves a little bit energy with old fashioned CRT-Displays. Modern LCD-TFT technology works different. The Backlight is always on, to display “black” the screen blocks the light but doesnt save any power. The so promised engery savings up to 750 Megawatt a year are in no way correct.