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Update to Google Chrome could result in improved battery life for your device

Google is updating the popular Chrome Browser and the result, according to the company, will be improved battery life. The company, in a post published Thursday in its Chromium Blog, said that it discovered that a small fraction of ads was using a “disproportionate share of device resources, such as battery and network data, without the user knowing about it. ” Google went on to say, “These ads (such as those that mine cryptocurrency, are poorly programmed, or are unoptimized for network usage) can drain battery life, saturate already strained networks, and cost money.”

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