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On Wednesday, the Senate's permanent subcommittee on investigations announced it was launching a probe into the pricing of Mylan's EpiPen, the life-saving allergy treatment device which cost about $US57 ($74) in 2007 and is priced at around $US600 ($782) today.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Blackberry's most loyal customer has always been the US government. But it looks like things are changing, for the Senate at least. According to a memo, the US Senate is ending its years-long relationship with Blackberry.

Facebook is enacting a number of changes to its trending news module following a two-week internal investigation. The company's announcement comes in response to a letter of inquiry from the US Senate Commerce Committee, issued one day after Gizmodo reported on the allegations of one former "news curator" for the trending section, who alleged coworkers regularly suppressed topics of interest to conservative readers.