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Google updates Chrome, brings better power management

updated 05:27 pm EST, Tue November 6, 2012

Update also brings Do Not Track

Google today released the latest stable version of its Chrome browser, which improves on the browser's performance when rendering GPU-accelerated video. According to Google, the improvements in this version bring 25 percent better battery performance when GPU-accelerated video decoding is enabled. The update also gives users greater control over website permissions involving geolocation, pop-ups, and camera/microphone access.

In addition to video playback and site permissions, the new version brings the option to send a Do Not Track request to websites an web services. Google notes that the Do Not Track request is not handled in the same manner by all websites, but the announcement on the Google Chrome Blog says the company is working with others on establishing a standard for responses to such requests.

The update should, thanks to auto-updates, be pushed out to users running Chrome automatically.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Zanziboy

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    Joined: 08-27-08

    Hmmm. Does anyone know where Safari falls in terms of these "benchmarks" particularly with respect to Javascript?

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    This is just about GPU video acceleration, not Javascript.

    Latest benchmarks I could find for overall results are here:

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1168363/chrome_21_is_a_browser_built_more_for_speed_than_style.html

    Sunspider is the Javascript test.

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