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Synaptics: Get ready for more phones with fingerprint readers

In an interview, Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman talks about the opportunities that stem from the Internet of Things and describes his idea of the holy grail of biometric sensors.

The surprising rise of YouTube lyrics videos

A user-generated trend catapulted to industry-embraced phenom, low-budget clips with lyrics are starting to eclipse their big-budget brethren -- and may address a yearning lost in the streaming shift.

IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

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