TechBuzz: Windows 10 Goes Up Against Google Chrome

For those of you who switched over to Windows 10, you're in for a new notification on your task bar, considering Google Chrome. 

CNET reports that the newest version of Windows is now sending push notifications on the computer to alert you of something - that "Google Chrome is draining your battery."

Windows released a blog stating that your battery life will be much better utilized if you use Microsoft Edge (the new update for what would be Internet Explorer, basically) - and claiming that your battery life cause the computer to perform better on that platform.

So much so - they time lapsed the usage of browsers being used for this video:

Microsoft Edge Experiment: Battery Life

What happens when three identical devices run on different browsers? The Microsoft Edge team wanted to find out. This experiment showed that battery life on a PC running Microsoft Edge lasts 70% longer than Chrome, 43% longer than Firefox Firefox, and 17% longer than Opera (with Battery Saver enabled).


CNET reports that only a a quarter of Windows users are using Microsoft Edge versus it's competing browsers. And now the notifications are coming to alert you of the same.

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Personally, we'd like to see someone test this theory, or if it's just Microsoft wanting people to use their platform rather than other browsing programs.



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