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Chrome will soon block the worst ads — but you can try it right now – Tom’s Guide

Chrome will soon block the worst ads — but you can try it right...

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) One of the most annoying things about surfing the web could be going away soon. Chrome wants to battle the worst kinds of ads, the ones that drain your PC’s resources, spin up this fans and zap your battery life.In a blog post written by Marshall Vale, a product manager…

Now Chrome Can Block Ads That Leach Power From Your CPU

Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED's parent company, Condé Nast.The move comes…
This Big Block Chevrolet Corvette Is Rotting Away on Abandoned Property – autoevolution

This Big Block Chevrolet Corvette Is Rotting Away on Abandoned Property – autoevolution

I came across this piece of American history on social media and the pictures of the Chevy tell quite a story. It's obvious that the vehicle has been neglected and finds itself at the mercy of the elements. As far as these images allow one to see, it looks like the 'Vette at least isn't…
Chrome to Block Battery-Sucking Ads in August Update – MacRumors

Chrome to Block Battery-Sucking Ads in August Update – MacRumors

Thursday May 14, 2020 4:34 pm PDT by Juli CloverChrome plans to start blocking resource-heavy ads that drain a lot of battery in August, Google announced today on its Chromium blog (via VentureBeat). Chrome will block ads that mine cryptocurrency, are badly programmed, or are unoptimized for network usage. We have recently discovered that a…
Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now

Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now

COMING SOON — Fed up with cryptojacking ads? Google developers have you covered. Dan Goodin - May 14, 2020 7:37 pm UTC Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity. The move comes in response to a swarm…
Google will soon block battery-draining ads from loading in Chrome

Google will soon block battery-draining ads from loading in Chrome

Google’s Chrome browser will begin blocking resource-heavy ads starting in late August, the company announced today (via VentureBeat). By not displaying those resource-heavy ads, Chrome could ease the strain on your phone’s battery or your home network capacity. “We have recently discovered that a fraction of a percent of ads consume a disproportionate share of…
Block Ads and Tracking With Vivaldi’s New Built-In Browser Settings – Lifehacker

Block Ads and Tracking With Vivaldi’s New Built-In Browser Settings – Lifehacker

The developers of the Vivaldi web browser are enhancing its already strong privacy features with built-in content blocking tolls that nix ads and prevent trackers from collecting your browsing information.Content-blocking is practically a necessity for web browsers these days. Blocking ads, trackers and even cookies can help keep your browsing activity more private, cut down…
Riot Games block esports orgs from streaming Valorant beta on launch day – Dexerto

Riot Games block esports orgs from streaming Valorant beta on launch day – Dexerto

The highly anticipated release of Valorant, Riot Games new FPS title, has been one of the most talked about dates in the gaming calendar in 2020. The closed beta release is due for April 7 and has already brought together influencers and competitors from many different esports titles. However, it seems that those who were…
Twitter to test ‘block all replies’ function – BBC News

Twitter to test ‘block all replies’ function – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter has said it will test new features that allow users to control who can reply to their posts - or block replies entirely."We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter," the company said.The move comes as social media companies are under increasing pressure to address…
Turkey’s block on Wikipedia violates rights, court rules

Turkey’s block on Wikipedia violates rights, court rules

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in the country is a violation of freedom of expression. The ruling opens the way for lifting the website ban, which has been in place since 2017 due to entries that accused Turkey of…

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