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Biggest Technology Myths

Ah, the world of tech myths! Despite countless efforts to kill them, a host of myths continue to persist. Most of them are result of plain ignorance.They are:

More mega pixels mean better pictures-We wish it could be true. In any modern camera, image quality primarily depends on sensor size and quality of lens. This is the reason why you get better images from a Nikon D40, a 6 mega pixel camera, than a new point-and-shoot slick camera that capture photos in 14 mega pixels.

More RAM in a graphics card is better- Many gamers fall prey to it. In a graphics card, everything depends on the kind of processing chip that is used and not on amount of RAM. While buying a graphics card users need to pay close attention to the name. For example, AMD Radeon HD 6850 with just 1GB RAM is four times faster than AMD Radeon 6450 with 2GB RAM.

CPUs with more Ghz are better- In any processor or computing chip, the underlying architecture is what matters. This is the reason why even slower AMD Athlon processors were considerably faster than Pentium 4.

You need to buy expensive security software-This was true when no good security software were available for free. But situation has changed a lot in the last few years. Microsoft Security Essentials, which is a free dowanload, will do the job. And so will free anti-virus programs from AVG, Avast or Avira.

You need to stop a USB drive before taking it out-This is true but partially. If there is a file transfer going on, which means if you are moving files between pen drive and computer, you may need to stop USB drive before unplugging the pen drive.But if there is no file transfer happening, you can pluck out the pen drive right away. We assure you that it won’t go up in flames.

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  • Rob

    I enjoyed this, here is my take on more technology myths

  • I really enjoyed reading this article……in the Times of India!