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5 Biggest Technology Myths Debunked: Myth or Reality

5 Biggest Technology Myths Debunked: Myth or Reality

5 Biggest Technology Myths Debunked: Myth or Reality

Look around, and you’ll notice that we are surrounded by the gadgets and different devices. Gadgets have become the backbone for the modern developing world. Many gadgets smartphones have played its own crucial role in our daily life but most of us remain unaware of what goes inside them. You might have heard about some myths from someone saying that you should never use your phone while charging or Incognito mode will keep all you anonymous. It remains clear and the truth lies somewhere between myths, perceptions and realities. Technology should be simplified and Everyone should be well known about what is going under the hood (how the gadget and software works). Regarding these myths, I'm going to debunk some of the most trending myths and prove they are wrong. Let's go further in those tech myths and surf the truth behind those myths and find out are those really true?

1. Never use the phone while charging

We are always hearing that we should never use the phone while charging. Many people have said that using a phone while charging can cause a chance of damaging your hand by its exploding property.

Debunking the Myth

We are frequently hearing that the phone which was manufactured by Samsung Company (Samsung Galaxy Note 7) is affecting many users by its exploding property but many research has shown that phone will only explode mainly in two conditions either when the charger is faulty or by the carelessness manufacturer Company.

2. It’s compulsory to eject the USB safely before removing

Is It really necessary to eject the USB by clicking the “Safely Remove USB” from the taskbar or by removing it physically? We frequently hear that we should not remove the USB physically Otherwise, our data will be corrupted.

Debunking the Myth

When the USB is not in active mode (not transferring any data or files ) , you can remove the USB physically directly, whereas, if the USB is in active mode(data or information is transferring), you should not remove it physically rather you should remove it by clicking in “Safely Remove USB” from the taskbar so, the data will not get corrupted .

3. Private browsing mode really keeps your data private

Many of us use the private incognito mode while surfing the internet, thinking that we are safe and our data is private but we don’t know what is going under the hood. Let's find out it.

Debunking the Myth

The present world is always in a hurry, Due to this we even forget to do and notice many things. Example of this is Many of us forgot to read what is written in the incognito mode window in the browser. Look it carefully above and it is clearly said that the incognito mode not actually invisible. Many of us think that going incognito hides our browsing But that is simply not true. Our ISP(Internet Service Provider) and other websites are storing our data, so that is the truth behind the incognito mode.

 4. Does Leaving the phone plugged in damages the Battery Life

How many of you keep your phone plugged in overnight for charging? If so, then this is for you. 
And I guess many of you are willing to know does charging damage our phone battery in the long run? Well, it depends on the brand of the mobile phone and the charger too. Let's know about it in detail.

Debunking the Myth

Many Researcher says that battery life depends on the charger. Many modern phones will have no problem if you leave your phone in charging an entire night because modern phones can handle over-charging. If the charger is not so good then the current will fluctuate inside the circuit board which can damage the life of the battery. And other experts have said that charging for overnight will not affect the battery. Till now there is no fixed answer on this question, It has found that charger and company brand has a vital role in the anti-ageing of the battery.

5. An antivirus protects from all viruses

Does antivirus really make our computer virus proof?
The answer is No and not at all. Antivirus will make our computer protected from viruses but it will not make our computer totally bulletproof. Let's explore why I am saying that.

Debunking the Myth

An antivirus is a software which is developed to detect the computer virus and protect the computer from computer viruses. You will install the antivirus thinking our computer will be virus free. Yeah of course, according to different research it has been shown that antivirus program will make your computer virus but only for a certain extent. You might be thinking what am I meaning about for a certain extent?  And it is because after installing a good antivirus program, you think your computer is virus free but you start downloading and saving files from different websites which are full of viruses. 

There are some cases which antivirus can't protect from. They are:

i.New virus from online source
ii.Malicious programs to which you have provided administrative permission of the pc.
iii. Not using up-to-date patches for your computer system or software

We do suggest you use some good antivirus software though as it lowers the risk of your system getting affected. If you are using PC then you can use Bitdefender Antivirus Free EditionKaspersky Free Antivirus, or at mobile use mSecurityKaspersky Mobile AntivirusAvast Mobile Security, etc but again do your own research while choosing an Anti-virus.


There are many myths on technology that people still believe and if you like this article then please share it with your friends and if you want to know more such myths where we debunk the truth, then comment #more below and also let us know do you agree with this list or is there something that should be added to it?


Manish Basnet

Manish Basnet

Manish Basnet is the content writer at Tech Warner. He writes/edits about tech-related content in TechWarner.