Resource hogs, beware.
It’s no secret that Chrome is a wonderful browser, widely used and loved. However, it’s also no secret that it can be a serious resource hog at times. The Chromium Project, the group behind development for the guts inside Chrome, released a blog post detailing how they plan to fix that. In a new update for Chrome (and theoretically Opera and other Chromium-based browsers), ads that use a high amount of memory or CPU resources will automatically be blocked, which they say is about 0.3% of all ads.
This is, in part, an attempt at blocking ads that secretly mine cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin) using your computer’s resources.
The update is tentatively slated to roll out some time in August, but it is very much an experimental feature and will need testing and refining before release. Regardless, this should make Chrome a little friendlier for older computers, resource-wise.