If you’re using Chrome on Windows, you may have noticed that your laptop’s battery life is worse when you leave Chrome open.  A bug raised in Google’s Bug Tracker and reported on by Forbes shows that Chrome takes up more battery power because of the way it handles the tick rate.  Because it keeps the tick rate at 1ms, “battery life can be reduced by as much as 25%” according to the bug reporter.

It appears that this issue doesn’t exist in Firefox or Internet Explorer, so if you’re running on battery power, you may want to switch to one of those browsers until the Chrome team is able to address the issue.