People blindly tend to believe what they hear or anything some one says. But in the age of internet, is any piece of information really that hard to find? Their are many technology based myths that many tend to believe blindly and make or take decisions based on them.
So we listed some of the prominent and famous tech myths that people still do believe. These technology myths have been out there for quiet some time and people still believe them to be true. So here are 10 less known technology myths that people believe are true.
Top 10 technology Myth
Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and similar services like these are free for all:
Though using these services is “effectively” free for all but in reality, these services make use of our personal data, track our activities. Particularly in case of Google, they track our browsing activities like what kind of stuff do we search and based on those we get to see some targeted advertisements. If we click on those advertisements the services get paid per click by the advertisers.
Using better or faster memory card improves camera performance:
This is another tech myth which is often being assumed by beginner videographers. A faster and better memory card would definitely be helpful in bringing out the full potential of a camera(Particularly if someone wants to record videos in 4K or higher resolutions). However, this doesn’t at all mean that it would increase the base FPS with which the camera can shoot. So don’t expect a “next level” kind of performance from the same camera with just an upgraded memory card.
Typing URL = No Phishing:
So this myth was a reality of the past since Hackers eventually find out ways to get hold of potentially vulnerable users. Typing the whole URL in a vulnerable browser will not always take you to the official website. Tap Napping can overcome the manually typed website and redirect to some malicious website which looks similar to the original one.
Bigger file = Better Video Quality:
Many of the movie enthusiasts who download movies on regular basis have a notion that bigger the video size better will be the quality of the movie. This can be a possibility in many of the cases. However, there are many features and optimisations which can influence the quality of a video without increasing its size. A movie shot in a theatre (theatre print) at 1080p resolution certainly cannot be better than a 720p resolution Blu-ray copy of that movie.
Using third-party ink in a printer will void the warranty of printer:
This myth is usually circulated among new printer users who fear to use a third party ink in their printer thinking that it will void the warranty of their printer. However, in reality, one can use ink or toner of any brand they prefer as per their budget. It might slightly affect the print quality but won’t at all void the printer warranty.
X-Rays damage electronics:
Some of the infrequent travelers have a misconception that X-Rays can damage their electronics and are hesitant to pass their electronic devices like phones, hard-drives, cameras through the X-Ray scanners at the airports. These basic consumer devices are all impervious to any form of light or even X-Rays. Only the devices which have photosensitive sensors in them are Cameras, but again these cameras are protected by their own shutters(which is usually closed while the camera is inactive) and hardware enclosures.
Online hotel booking sites and apps are economical:
This myth deserves its place due to today’s advertisement driven culture. This present cult of advertisements is more leaning towards smart apps some, which help the user and others which mislead them into paying more than the actual price. Many people search for hotels on popular websites like trivago, yatra and book them on that website itself. The catch here is these websites track the user’s searched hotels through cookies and increase the rates of those specific hotels. A solution would be to either browse these websites in Incognito mode or to book the hotels on their official website itself.
LED TVs are better than LCD TVs:
The TV market today is flooded with misguiding sales terms which confuse the potential customers on what TV is worth their hard earned money. Salespersons who themselves don’t know the actual difference between these technologies make the matter worse. Most of the TVs sold today whatever manufacturers term them as LED TV, SUHD TV, Super Ultra HD TV, Quantum Dot LED TV etc. are based on the LCD technology itself with just backlighting provided by an LED backlight. Here the Backlighting is LED that’s the reason the brands claim it as an “LED TV”. The exception here being the OLED TVs where each pixel has its own illumination.
Ultra Expensive High-end Wi-Fi Router = outstanding and amazing Wi-Fi Range:
Many of the consumers today who come to buy routers demand for a greater range and some even think that if they buy an ultimate high-end router they will get a range capable of covering a whole colony or area which is absolutely not true. Thought getting a high-end router will give them a better range but the increased range will not be worth the increased price they will have to pay. For example, a TP-Link Archer C5400 which is a high-end router costing around 18k can only provide about 40% more range than a budget router like TP-Link Archer C1200 which costs just 3k. The extra cost here is for the extra set of features the high-end router has like faster device handling, 4K game streaming and not just for the meager rise in range. Using a range extenders with a budget router instead would provide a much higher range compared to a high-end router. Range extenders nowadays cost around 1k.
More RAM Capacity = Faster RAM:
Today’s hardware market particularly smartphone market seems to be competing based on numbers and specs. We can see smartphones with as big as 6 gigs of RAM. This number game in RAM technology has lead consumers into thinking that more RAM gives a boost to their smartphone speed. This is certainly not true since increased RAM capacity increases the number of simultaneous apps or tasks one can run in the background without staring them again. Instead, looking at the clock speed at which the RAM works and the DDR version it uses would be more helpful in estimating its speed. However, the overall speed and access time in any computing device are largely dependent on its processor capabilities.