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Senate Democrats are getting serious about overruling the FCC's recent decision to kill net neutrality protections. Republican Senator Susan Collins has joined 49 Democrats in the endorsement of a legislative measure that would reverse the FCC's ruling. Only one more vote is necessary for the measure to pass the Senate.

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In an alternate universe, maybe fans are talking about Mark Strong's Sinestro as one of the best villains in comic book movie history. That was the idea, at least, behind casting the actor in Martin Campbell's 2011 Green Lantern movie. It was a smaller role, but he was intended to be a full-blown evil mastermind in the sequel. Unfortunately, that never panned out - but Strong sees his new role in Warner Bros.' Shazam! as a chance to rewrite history.

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Netflix's Altered Carbon looks a hell of a lot like Blade Runner. That isn't a surprise - after all, Blade Runner is the father of modern cyberpunk. But Altered Carbon is something all its own. Because in the new sci-fi series, the biggest threat to humanity isn't artificial intelligence - it's immortality.

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For as much hype as GM's 'production ready' driverless, control-free car has gotten, both from GM themselves and the media, you'd think they'd have bothered to make something that looks like they, you know, thought about it for more than an afternoon. Sure, the tech is impressive, but the design is terrible, and hopefully will not be a sign of things to come for autonomous vehicles.

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The Black Death, a plague responsible for killing around a third of the population of Europe during the 14th century, spread to millions of humans by rats that carried infected fleas - right? That's the story we've long been told by historians. A new study upends this conventional thinking, showing that humans, and not rodents, were the primary spreaders of the dreaded disease.

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Do you remember back in the '90s, when high-definition TVs first started to become popular? Seeing that HD for the first time, the sharpness seemed almost impossible compared to existing technology. But this year, several top tech companies showed off 8K screens with 16-times as many pixels as those old 1080p HD TVs. For me, seeing these new super sharp TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) felt like the first time all over again.