Chrome updated, now adds data compression


You may have seen something very similar in Opera for years, but now Google are packing in their Pagespeed and SPDY technology into their browser too.

After updating to the latest version we had to reboot to get the promised bandwidth reduction system, which can be turned on pretty easily. The mighty Google then reroute requests through their infrastructure to give you the very same page, but fat free. Website code is optimized and images use less bandwidth.


The end result, if you don’t mind signing a bit more of your life across to Google, is the very same pages but a lot less data usage. This is great news if you’re on a tight data plan, plus pages will load a smidge quicker too, which is groovy.

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