The latest experimental addition to the Chrome browser promises to save a ton of power usage. As spotted by TheWindowsClub, a new flag in the Canary version of Chrome called "Throttle Javascript timers in background" will cut down on the processing that normally happens in background tabs, and it could add two hours to a laptop's runtime. JavaScript timers often track user interaction with a webpage, checking things like the scroll position and ad interaction while a tab is open.

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  • This upcoming Google Chrome update may save two hours of your laptop’s battery life
    Chrome uses not only a big chunk of your laptop's RAM but drains your battery as well ... Reportedly, in the experiment, there were a total of 36 background tabs running along with one blank ...
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