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AP FACT CHICK: Trump Seeds Race Animalus With COVID Falsehood

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health…

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FACT CHECK: What did the Cincinnati Bengals tweet about not selling tickets to Las Vegas Raiders fans?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a tweet from the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team telling their fans not to sell tickets to Las Vegas Raiders fans. Verdict: False The screen grab has been fabricated. A spokesperson for the Bengals confirmed the tweet is fake. Fact Check: The post, which has garnered over 4,900 reactions,…

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How to insert a check mark in Microsoft Excel

Many times, symbols can be better visuals than letters or numbers. If you want to insert a check mark symbol into your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, it takes only a few clicks. While you can certainly use interactive checkboxes for things like creating a checklist in Microsoft Excel, you don’t always need that extra step or…

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A reality check on fresh hype about self-driving cars

Some carmakers and tech companies say they’re preparing to deliver self-driving cars to consumers within just a few years, a fresh promise that makes it seem like 2016 again. But beware the hype.Why it matters: Your car might be capable of driving itself in the not-too-distant future, but only under certain conditions, like favorable weather…

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FACT CHECK: Are These Images of France’s Education Minister?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows two pictures of France’s minister of education, one of her as a child herding sheep and another of her as an adult. Verdict: Misleading The adult woman pictured in the post is Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s former minister of national education, higher education and research. The child pictured is…

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Destructoid’s top video game characters for 2021

It’s quite a lineup 2021 almost feels like it didn’t happen. It’s hard to keep track of time when everything is so uncertain, so I feel like I remember this past year more in terms of the media I consumed than in real-life events. The games I played this year stand out most in my…

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Take a look at our Steam Winter Sale recommendations

Though I hardly remember the Steam Autumn Sale ending, the Steam Winter Sale started yesterday, bringing squillions more cheap video games. If you’re staring baffled at an endless list of innumerable deals, you could use some help. Honestly, most of our Steam Autumn Sale recommendations still stand, but the few of us in the RPS…

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How to check the refresh rate of your monitor

Ah, refresh rates. If you’re looking to get the most out of your e-sports games, listen up. Most monitors aren’t set up with the highest option straight out of the box, which means you might be missing out on some buttery smooth gameplay. So, whether you’re looking to increase your refresh rate for the ultimate…

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FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show A Museum Exhibit In Italy Featuring Bags Of Immigrants Who Died At Sea?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows an exhibit at a museum on Italy’s Lampedusa island featuring bags owned by immigrants who perished at sea. Verdict: False The photo actually shows possessions of migrants who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border that were displayed in the U.S. Fact Check: The International Organization of Migration’s Missing…

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How to Check If Your Server Is Vulnerable to the log4j Java Exploit (Log4Shell)

Dec 17, 2021, 7:02 pm EST | 3 min read A critical exploit in widespread Java library has been found, disrupting much of the internet as server admins scramble to fix it. The vulnerable component, log4j, is used everywhere as an included library, so you will need to check your servers and make sure they’re…