Saturday, January 5, 2008

Save Energy, Turn Your World Black!

Recently, I came across this unique search engine. Blackle was created by Heap Media to remind us all of the need to take small steps in our everyday lives to save energy. Blackle searches are powered by Google Custom Search.

Quoting from their site:

Blackle saves 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." Roberson et al, 2002


It does makes sense. I read an article before that in order to prolong your computer monitor's life then stay I way from colorful wallpapers. Actually, in my computers I normally set, plain black as wallpaper. I figure it makes my computer speed up a little bit faster. Now, the black background saves energy too!

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1 comments:

rajit said...

I had heard of blackle.com (the eco friendly version of google), but now they have launched blackle games i dunno if any energy is saved, but atleast it doesnt hurt the eye, lol