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Charging confusion explained

  • My boyfriend told me I shouldn't plug in my phone overnight because it might catch fire while I'm sleeping. Can that really happen?
  • No, modern gadgets know to stop when the battery is full to avoid overcharging. The bigger danger is putting your gadget under your pillow or other suffocating place where it can't get enough air to stay cool. That can lead to overheating and possibly a fire. That isn't the only myth surrounding charging gadgets. Learn the truth behind more charging myths, as well as some other tech myths you shouldn't believe.

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