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Google admits Chrome is killing laptop batteries and promises a fix

18
Jul
2014

A recent report shed light on a major bug in Google’s Chrome web browser that causes the batteries in Windows laptops to drain much faster than normal. In fact, the issue could cause laptop batteries to die 25% quicker. The bug causes laptops’ processors to wake up and look for tasks 1,000 times each second instead of 64 times per second, as they should, and users have been advised to avoid using Chrome on Windows machines if they value battery life. But help is on the way: A new report states that Google has acknowledged the issue and is currently working to fix it. A report on Thursday from PCWorld stated that Google is not only aware of the issue,

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