Thursday, January 10, 2008

Consumer electronics go green

About a month ago, the WSJ had an interesting article (subs. req'd) about the immense impact of a new generation of consumer entertainment electronics:

Consider that a 42-inch plasma set can consume more electricity than a full-size refrigerator -- even when that TV is used only a few hours a day. Powering a fancy TV and full-on entertainment system -- with set-top boxes, game consoles, speakers, DVDs and digital video recorders -- can add nearly $200 to a family's annual energy bill.

It appears electronics manufacturers are listening:

Philips' Eco TV sips power, saves rainforest

Electronics makers vie to make machines green

2 comments:

arun said...

I am astonished by reading this article. Plasma TV consume much electricity . Very few people are knowing such a good fact.

Anonymous said...

Technology truly has become completely integrated to our existence, and I am fairly certain that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as memory becomes cheaper, the possibility of downloading our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could experience in my lifetime.

(Submitted using KU2 for R4i Nintendo DS.)