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Blackle – Energy saving Google?

July 28, 2007

When I first read about this I thought the maths must have been wrong. The idea is that a black screen consumes less power than a white screen, thus saving a lot of electricity and being kinder to the environment.

So is Black the new Green? Not really. As the Wall Street Journal was mentioned in the original article, they looked in to it themselves. It seems it won’t make any difference to a modern machine, with an LCD monitor, which is what I thought. A further comparison with recent LED screens would be interesting. In fairness what they are trying to do is out lined here.

Whilst it’s a nice idea, I’m sure Blackle is just a browser for Goths.

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