The Latest Version of Chrome Will Prevent Tabs From Killing Your Battery Life. Google Chrome is, far and away, the best browser on the planet, and it is constantly being improved by Google. However, you need to keep up. Click the menu button on the far right top, and then click Settings:About, and Chrome will update to the latest version. Today, Chrome, which, in the past, has been a memory hog due to having many tabs open and running, will finally stop being a battery hog. If you have a lot of tabs open, Google will throttle the memory hogging pages for you, and you should see much longer battery life. If you aren't using Chrome, you haven't been listening to the FutureLawyer for the past five years. If you are, update to the latest version. You'll be glad you did.