Google has made the newest version of its popular browser available, offering more secure downloads and faster-loading web pages. Here's what's new.
Prerendering pages appears to be a natural progression from autocomplete. According to the Google Chrom blog, "When you start typing in the omnibox and the URL autocompletes to a site you're very likely to visit, Chrome will prerender the page, so it will appear faster — sometimes, even instantly — as soon as you hit Enter." We'll have to see how long that feature lasts before it gets turned off like I did to autocomplete.
To better secure your system against malicious code, Chrome's download scanner checks any executable files against a whitelist. If the files don't check out, the browser will query Google for more information on the website — such as if it has a history of malicious code downloads. [Chrome Blog]