Thursday, August 30, 2007

Google's power-saving alternative

I read my PC Format mag yesterday and there was an article about Blackle...

Blackle is a custom Google search engine which is predominately black. Why? No, nothing to do with occult or anything. Apparently a researcher has discovered that for a screen to draw a black screen requires less energy than drawing a white one (details are on the Blackle site's about page:
I thought it might be a good idea to switch to blackle and maybe even do my part for the environment, since I use Google a lot (like most people) and since the Google's page is white.

The Blackle page isn't that bad looking, in fact I find it easier on the eyes since everything is dark and my eyes are sensitive to bright screens. My brothers always adjust my screen to a brighter setting if they're using my pc.

So why not give it a try and if you don't mind setting your homepage from Google to Blackle, you too could help save energy, one watt at a time ;-)


Jeremy said...

I prefer using Darkoogle another black Google and is available in over 40 countries

Best of all its got the 'similar page' option in the result page like the normal white Google. I use that a lot.

LA said...

Cool, but I still prefer Blackle ;-)