Google on Tuesday launched a new version of its Chrome web browser that uses up every kilobyte of RAM on a user’s computer without requiring them to open up multiple tabs, allowing the programme to preemptively crash the operating system.
A Google spokesman said the new feature would increase the productivity of the browser’s users.
“In the past, users were constantly distracted, opening up tabs for music, for a video clip that they wanted to watch when their manager was not looking over the shoulder, a tab for work, a tab for that task their colleague asked them to do last week, a tab for the TV episode they fell asleep before finishing last night, and a bunch of empty tabs that they compulsively open,” he said. “Now with this feature, they don’t need to do all of that to use up all their RAM, they can simply use it all up just by launching Chrome.”
“Now, all they will be able to do on their computers is stare at the Google homepage logo and meditate on how much Google has improved their lives,” he added.