The modern home is littered with all manner of electric-powered buzzle-a-dubbles, wifi-enabled gizmotrons, AND all the cords, wires, and charges needed to keep them going. These is our messy connected future. Have you ever wonder about the true cost of powering our digital lives? The answers may surprise you.
There are plenty of places we are learning to save costs on electricity, such as energy efficient light bulbs and solar power. However, a new study released by Carnegie Mellon University highlights an area where we aren't so smart — electricity costs spent on game consoles are soaring, especially as they sit in idle mode.