Smartphones: Facts and Myths Behind the Tech

Cellphones have become one of the most common devices for Americans to own. Also common? The rumors and myths surrounding cellphones. For example, in 2000 a satirical article was published on Wymsey Village Web explaining how to cook an egg using 2 cellphones. This article led many to believe that a couple of smartphones could indeed cook an egg when in fact, it would take the radiation of 7,000 phones to even warm one. 

Another common myth, made popular by the movies, is that removing your SIM card can keep your phone from being tracked. Unfortunately, as long as your phone’s battery still has power, regardless of if it is on or off, it can still be tracked. Try instead to shut down your phone, turn airplane mode on, disable GPS signal or remove the battery. There are many more popular smartphone rumors around, read on to the infographic below to find out which of the myths you’ve heard are true and which are false. 

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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