Unless you’ve stayed faithful to your DVD collection, or avoided social media with Luddite gusto, you’ve likely noticed the soaring rise of digital video streaming.
Companies from Netflix and Hulu to HBO and Amazon are serving up ever more top-notch programming to meet our binge-watching needs. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are increasingly flooding our feeds with live-streamed events and, naturally, cat videos.
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Streaming videos means storing data on millions of servers and transmitting shows to our devices, both of which use a sizable amount of electricity. Read more…