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Energy Saving Search? Captain Planet would be proud...

Energy Saving Search? Captain Planet would be proud...

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Blackle Search 

Credit where it's due:

"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"

There's also an energy saving tips page!

I'm off to watch old episodes of Captain Planet (with the brightness turned down :-)) - "Every little helps" is the phrase, I believe... :-)

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  • I prefer using Darkoogle <a href=""></a> another black Google and is available in over 40 countries <a href=""></a>

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

  • This is cool, there are a million black googles popping up everywhere. The more there are the better the world.

    Keep it real and keep the dreams alive

  • There are around 16 different versions of “black google” online. The best one I’ve found is Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to

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