Lifehacker: "Chrome's new tab page doesn't have much going on for it by default. A few commonly visited sites, shortcuts to your apps, and that's about it. You don't have to be stuck with it though, there are a lot of great Chrome apps and extensions that make each new tab page much more useful. Let's take a look at a few of them.
There's nothing wrong with "about:blank" if you just want to open a new tab quickly, but with the right app to spruce them up, you can save a few of those tabs or get shortcuts to the sites you're planning to visit anyway. Here are a few extensions to check out."