Chrome 57 will save on battery life by throttling background tabs

For many of us, Chrome is the biggest drain on our laptop batteries. As you might imagine, that’s due in part to having several tabs open at once. Thankfully, Google is working on a solution to our battery woes. Version 57 of the browser is being retooled to throttle background tabs so they consume as little power as possible. The idea isn’t new, and Chrome’s actually been doing this for some time. Only now, it’s going to delay timers to limit average CPU load to 1 percent of a core; Google estimates this will make for roughly 25 percent fewer…

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