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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:59 AM

Raise your hand if you think webpage load times are great -- not too slow at all.

No one? Well, Google may have just made big strides to increase load time for websites, while not compromising anything in the process. So how did the tech giant do that?

In IT Blogwatch, we hit refresh. 

So what is going on? DL Cabe gives us some background:

Google...released a brand new, open-source JPEG encoder called Guetzli that can do two...neat things...it can decrease JPEG file size by 35% without a noticeable decrease in quality, and...it can increase the quality of an image without increasing file size at all.

But what does that mean, exactly? Rafael Fariņas explains:

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