Also in the news: Software to manage energy consumption

The San Jose Mercury News reports Verdiem is offering a free
version of its power management software. The company sells its
technology to government and enterprise customers. The freeware
version of the software'called Edison'can be found

Verdiem's Edison PC power management software allows users to identify work and
non-work schedules to optimize power schemes based on when the PC
is in use or on standby. It also has settings that provide several
options of desired power savings and settings.

It also has Estimated Savings Reports that provide information
that correlates PC power settings to money, kilowatt-hour and
carbon dioxide savings.


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