June 12, 2015

Google Explains How it Will Make Chrome Suck Less Battery

For all its popularity, Chrome can still be an irritating browser to use — soaking up processing power and draining battery life. And while these issues are true on any platform, they seem particularly acute on Macs, especially when compared to Apple's native Safari browser. Google isn't blind to these issues, though, and is keen to catch up, with senior Chrome engineer Peter Kasting this week explaining several recent tweaks to the browser aimed at improving performance.

"Expect us to continually improve in this area."

In a post on Google+, Kasting outlines a number of under-the-hood adjustments that should be making their way to regular users soon, including changing how Chrome renders pages to prioritize foreground tabs over...

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