Google to fix Chrome for Windows bug that drains laptop batteries

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Google is promising to fix a bug in Chrome for Windows that has been draining laptop batteries for years. The problem was first reported in 2010, but a recent investigation by Forbes has bumped the issue to the top of Google’s Chrome bug report list. Chrome’s battery drain problem affects Windows users as Google sets a parameter for processor-intensive tasks much lower than Microsoft recommends. The result means laptop processors are waking up far more often than they should when Chrome is open on Windows and a webpage is idle. Internet Explorer and Firefox don’t exhibit the same battery drain problem.

Google confirmed the issue to PC World, and an engineer has been assigned internally to address the problem. The promise of a fix…

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