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One of the big complaints about Chrome currently is that it's a battery hog, especially on Mac where Safari seems to do better.

The team has been working on addressing this; here are some cases that have recently been improved on trunk:

http://crbug.com/460102

Before: Renderers for background tabs had the same priority as for foreground tabs.
Now: Renderers for background tabs get a lower priority, reducing idle wakeups on various perf test, in some cases by significant amounts (e.g. 50% on one test).

http://crbug.com/485371

Before: On a Google search results page, using Safari's user agent to get the same content that Safari would, Chrome incurs ~390 wakes over 30s and 0.3% CPU usage vs. Safari’s 120 wakes over 30s and 0.1% CPU usage.
Now: 66% reduction in both timer firings and CPU use. Chrome is now incurring ~120 wakes over 30s and 0.1% CPU use, on par with Safari.

http://crbug.com/489936

Before: On capitalone.com, Chromium incurs ~1010 wakeups over 30s vs. Safari's ~490 wakes.
Now: ~30% reduction in timer firings. Chrome is now incurring ~721 wakeups over 30s.

http://crbug.com/493350

Before: On amazon.com, Chromium incurs 768 wakups over 30s and consumes ~0.7% CPU vs. Safari's 312 wakes over 30s and ~0.1% CPU.
Now: ~59% reduction in timer firings and ~70% reduction in CPU use. Chrome is now incurring ~316 wakeups over 30s, and 0.2% CPU use, on par with Safari at 312 wakes, and 0.1% CPU use.

The Chrome team has no intention of sitting idly by (pun intended) when our users are suffering.  You should expect us to continually improve in this area.
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The #1 top request we've heard from people after the launch of +Android Police v2 is the News at a Glance widget was too obtrusive and took too long to load. Most people ended up scrolling right past it or removing it with some CSS hackery.

We thought long and hard about how we should deal with it and came up with a new plan. It is live now on http://www.androidpolice.com.

1. The News at a Glance (NaaG) widget is no longer part of the homepage. The page now starts with the most recent article.

2. You will notice a New articles button with a simple counter in the nav bar. This is where NaaG will now live. It's only loaded on demand when tapped on, which means no unnecessary JS calls and faster page loads.

3. You still have 3 time slices for NaaG, except they've been adjusted to be 24/48/72 hours from 8/24/72. The 3 sort orders are still there as well. Many of our readers utilized NaaG to quickly read the most popular headlines and see what's important at a glance, and they'll still continue to do that.

4. The NaaG button is now present on all pages, not just the homepage. This makes a hell of a lot more sense.

5. You can now see 3 columns (15 posts) instead of just one (5 posts) per NaaG page. Each click on Next advances by another 15 posts. The layout is now more reminiscent of the navigation dropdowns and displays a lot more headlines. Note: the tablet layout shows 2 colums with 10 posts instead of 3/15.

6. On Mobile, I pushed to make reading NaaG even easier, especially considering you are dealing with a touch UI. Tapping on the New Articles button rolls out the full list of stories which you can scroll through by flinging up or down. At the end, you'll see a Jump to Top button. No pagination, because who likes pagination on mobile?

7. We've also updated the look of the navigation and search bars on both mobile and tablet/desktop.

The next mini-project I'd like to tackle is optimizations to the page that will cut down its size by 1/3. 

That's all for now, tell us if you liked the above or not, or anything else on your mind.
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I like this review of Samsung's wireless charging pad.
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Could anyone out there in #android land look at a last_kmsg for me and help me figure out what's going on with my Nexus 5?
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This is a really cool product and finally compatible with Android devices.
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It seems that +google may be testing a new logo

+Liam Spradlin​ can you confirm?
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I'm already a big fan of LastPass, but this is just more evidence that they are not content to rest on their laurels.
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