We, the people of the 21st century, may think of ourselves as technologically savvy, but when it comes to technical myths, believe it or not, they still exist. Due to constant technological development, there is a lot of information about technology available. While some of this information is true, other bits are just word-of-mouth rumors with no technical backing. In this article, we have listed the some myths related to technology.
You should not charge a phone/computer until the battery is completely dead.
A popular myth has made many people assume that charging the device when it is at zero percent charge will increase the longevity of the battery. In reality, if you allow your battery-powered devices to go to “dead” each and every day, it will reduce the battery’s effectiveness over time. So, to prolong the battery life of your electronics stop letting your phone’s or laptop’s battery die every day.
Constant use of cell phones may cause cancer.
As per the World Health Organization: “A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”
Refreshing the desktop screen will increase the speed of computer making it work faster.
To make our computer work faster we often right-click the empty area on the desktop screen and refresh it. However, in actual fact, unless any modification is done to the icons and to their paths, refreshing the desktop will not make any difference. Basically, refreshing the desktop is not necessary to increase the speed of computer.
Not removing the USB safely will erase the data.
When we disconnect a USB device from any computer, it is advised that we always click on “Safely Remove Hardware” before removing the device. For a long time, people have assumed that not doing so will corrupt the data. But actually, it only leads to corrupt data if any file is being read or being written to or from the USB. If there is no action or exchange going between the device and USB, you can just take out the USB device from the computer without clicking on the safely remove hardware option.
Keeping magnets near a hard drive, pen drive, or any storage devices will corrupt/delete its data.
The origin of this particular myth lies mainly in the movies and TVseries. For example, in the fifth season of the series Breaking Bad, drug lord Walter White and his accomplices erased a laptop’s hard drive by using a powerful electromagnet. Unfortunately, it is impossible to do so in real life.
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