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The complete eradication of Adobe Flash from the face of the internet can’t come soon enough. Browser manufacturers and many websites are doing everything in their power to send Flash packing as quickly as possible. Google today gave an update on the state of Flash depreciation in its popular Chrome browser. Luckily, things are proceeding swimmingly for those that can’t wait to be completely rid of the plugin. According to Google, 90 percent of Flash loads in the background to support operations like page analytics. However, starting with the release of Chrome 53 in September, Google will block this Flash activity by default. Google says that as web publishers move away from Flash to HTML5, users... Read more...
Google knows that Chrome has a power consumption problem; users definitely know that Chrome has a power consumption problem; and Microsoft has made it a point in recent months to harp on the issue. Microsoft has blasted Chrome for pulling up the rear in a series of benchmark tests that show it lagging far behind Windows 10’s Edge browser, and even the other competition (like Mozilla Firefox and Opera). Earlier this week, Google began pushing Chrome 52 to Android users with the promise that the browser “now feels smoother, loads faster, and consumes less battery.” Google representatives also told The Verge that huge gains have been made on the battery consumption front (on the Windows 10 platform)... Read more...