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McDonald's doesn't care about bicyclists
On Thursday, August 31, 2017, I was bicycling up 8th Avenue in Manhattan. 8th Avenue has a protected bicycle lane , separated from traffic by a row of parked cars. Having been hit by a car door before and having woken up in the hospital, I appreciate having...
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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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+Julie Parent , here's a Supreme Court case for you to watch:

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/association-des-eleveurs-de-canards-et-doies-du-quebec-v-harris/

"Issue: Whether the Commerce Clause allows California to impose a complete ban on the sale of wholesome, USDA-approved poultry products from other States and countries - in this case, foie gras - based solely on the agricultural methods used by out-of-state farmers who raise their animals entirely beyond California's borders."
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Some people have noticed. This is a good thing, finally.
The formerly closed-source PDF code in Google Chrome is now officially the PDFium open source project, hosted on https://pdfium.googlesource.com.

By open-sourcing the Foxit’s PDF technology, the chromium team gives to developers a robust and reliable PDF library to view, search, print, and form fill PDF files. Therefore, if your next project is under the "New BSD License", I cannot recommend enough you go learn how simple it is to build¹ PDFium and see how Chrome uses² it internally.


¹ https://code.google.com/p/pdfium/wiki/Build
² https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/chromium/+/trunk/pdf/

Source: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/blog/?p=641
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The best thing about Detroit.
Today in #BusinessView, we're going inside Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. See more here http://goo.gl/maps/NpWuU

This Google Business View photo was taken by LunaTech3D www.lunatech3d.com.
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