Google launches Family Link, Chrome to speed upThe major tech headlines of the day include Google's launch of kid-friendly Family Link and Chrome's resources getting checked. Plus, Project Sunroof checks if your house is ready for solar power.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Google is set to launch Family Link which will let parents monitor their kids Internet activity. The service will open up many of Google's features but in a limited capacity. It's best to think of them as water down or kid friendly versions of apps like maps, Gmail, Chrome, and more. Parents can manage their child's activity via an android app and an iOS solution is also in the works. And if you've been using Google's Chrome browser you may have complaint about its growing sluggishness as of late or at the least noticed the amount of computer resources it can hold up. Starting with the newest version of the browser 57. Chrome will now de-prioritize background tabs to improve overall performance. And finally according to Google, nearly 80% of all homes in the US is solar viable. Meaning it's worth investing in solar panels for energy. That's about four out of every five homes in the country They study called Project Sunroof has been two years in the making and looked at 60 million buildings in 50 states. You can check out the data over at Google. [MUSIC] And you can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.