February 16, 2017 Leave a comment 7 tech myths you believe that you shouldn't By Komando Staff, Komando.com 39,36839.3k © Nasir1164 | Dreamstime.com Technology used to move forward like a freight train (literally at one point), but now it's more like a 300 mph bullet train. You just have to blink and you'll miss the latest smartphone, processor upgrade, new type of connector or any dozens of other developments that never seem to stop.With technology arriving this quickly, information about how to use it correctly can come and go just as fast. Yesterday's standard operating procedure is tomorrow's mistake. And what used to be good advice for avoiding danger might not be relevant anymore. Today, we're going to tackle seven persistent tech myths that started out well, but that you really shouldn't believe anymore. These cover the range from battery charging to data disposal to privacy and general tech buying. How many of these did you already know?1. You shouldn't charge your gadget overnightMany people are afraid to charge their phone or tablet overnight because they think it might overcharge and destroy the battery. I also field this question from people worried about leaving laptops plugged in 24/7.Fortunately, you can stop worrying. Modern electronics automatically stop before the battery overcharges. As long as you don't put your smartphone under your pillow, or stab a battery with a kitchen knife, you're OK. Learn more about battery safety and how to make your batteries last longer.Next page: More charging myths you need to know Continued on next page12345Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Tips 3 huge Windows 10 annoyances (and how to fix them) Next Tips 3 best gadgets for your dog Related Articles Q&A with Kim: Fine-tune TV picture quality, Stop webcam spies, and more 3 easy ways to add Bluetooth to your car App solves the "Where should we eat" dilemma 8 newly created internet words are now spreading. Do you know what they mean?