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Save Time by Not Buying in to Common Tech Myths

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Save Time by Not Buying in to Common Tech Myths

For most people in the modern world, computers are a lifeline. They provide sources of diversion, avenues of social interaction, tools for working and so much more. When you understand how important a computer is to your daily routine, it makes sense that you would want to ensure its health and longevity. Unfortunately though, there are many computer myths circulating as to how best to accomplish this.

To avoid wasting your time and potentially damaging your system by running unnecessary procedures, educate yourself on what myths to avoid. For example, many users commonly delete their browser’s cache thinking it will speed their computer up by removing unnecessary bloat, but all they’re doing is slowing down their browser. Other users regularly waste time defragmenting their hard drive not knowing their OS is doing it for them in the background. Worse yet, other users delete the contents of their Prefetch folders to save disk space, when all they’re doing is slowing down the launch of their programs and removing data that Windows only have to take time to recreate again.

To learn about more computer myths that are wastes of time and resources, check out this article on How-To Geek. Make sure to share it with any would-be computer geeks you know as well.

The defragmentation myth.

    Modern Windows operating systems defragment automatically.

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    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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    Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

    Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

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    This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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    Creating technological solutions transparently

    This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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    Technology as the connecting tool

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    “Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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