An internet company, HSI, recently wanted to find out tech myths by the general public in the US.

To achieve this, the company created a master list of well-known tech absurds or nonsensicals, as well as some that may have once real but are no longer valid.

The outcome of’s survey shows some Americans still believe some of this well-known tech claptrap.

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The most-believed myth is that more megapixels in a digital camera make an instant better picture. A whopping 86% of the 100 believe this myth. In reality, what helps with a better photo is a bigger sensor inside the camera.

The second most believed myth, 52 percent of the 100 respondents believe that charging a phone overnight somehow harms the battery. This isn’t true. It’s simply what it is, claptrap!

Next, the third, 31 percent of respondents believe that an airport X-ray will hurt the stored memory on their phone or laptop. This is a handover from when people had film cameras, and the X-rays actually could damage the film. the truth is they can’t harm a hard drive.

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A sizeable number of the respondents, 30%, believe computer must be shut down every night for it to run smoothly.

Some 17 percent think you have to run down your smartphone battery completely before you can charge it.

Some, also 17 percent, believe that Macs cannot get viruses. How absurd!

The internet company, HSI went a little further and checked Google Trends to see what the most-googled tech questions are; and some are on its research outcome myth-list above.

The people of Georgia were interested in knowing want whether baby monitors can be hacked—and that one is very true.

But as for falseness, Californians search quite a bit to see whether they can charge their phones in the microwave: That’s a big cruel prank gone mythical.

Texans on their own want to know whether their phones can listen in on them.

Some ample of states want to know about putting wet devices in rice to dry them out—but you’d actually be better off using synthetic silica gel desiccant packets instead.

source: PC Mag

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