Read the latest article by Kris De Decker – Rebooting Energy Demand: Automatic software updates
When and how we upgrade our computer software used to be in large part our own decision. Today, it’s increasingly decided by software vendors themselves, who have automated this process through downloads. Automated software upgrades can increase energy use in different and unexpected ways, without any action from the user. More and more consumer products are controlled by networked software: what does this mean for energy demand, and exactly who is responsible for increasing consumption?