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miner

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Yahoo malware turned PCs into Bitcoin miners

Malicious ads served to Yahoo users were designed to transform computers into a Bitcoin mining operation, according to a security firm.

By September 1, 2014

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Turnabout is fair play: Bitcoins mined with Adafruit's miner used to buy Adafruit products

When the open-source hardware makers at Adafruit began taking Bitcoin as payment yesterday, among the first customers were some who had earned their Bitcoins using Adafruit's miner.

By September 1, 2014

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RTS becomes real: driverless mining trucks return minerals to HQ

Google might still be testing its driverless car, but the mining industry is already operating with vehicles that don't require humans.

By September 1, 2014

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Inside a rare-earth mineral mine

Did you ever wonder how your iPhone screen got its color? It's from rare-earth minerals. CNET's Jay Greene takes you on a tour of a rare-earth mineral mine in California, where you'll see firsthand how rocks become the pixie dust that powers your iPhone.

By September 1, 2014

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Effort to trace 'conflict minerals' in electronics

Hewlett-Packard is one of a few companies seeking certification that ensures metals used in their products do not fund the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By September 1, 2014

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Rare-earth miner Molycorp acquires alloy maker

Molycorp, which plans to officially reopen its rare-earth mine in California this week, buys a company which can manufacture neodymium-based alloys for permanent magnets from the minerals it mines.

By September 1, 2014

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Apple and Nintendo among tech giants accused of using conflict minerals

Apple and Nintendo are among tech titans accused of failing to ensure their raw materials are not bought from violent gangs in the Congo, while HP has been praised for its efforts.

By September 1, 2014

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Chilean miners rescued as real-time Web watches

As the miners are pulled to the surface one by one, streaming video provides live coverage, and sites like Twitter provide an outlet for reflections on the good news.

By September 1, 2014

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Rare earth element miner seeks to expand in U.S.

Molycorp Minerals seeks to reopen a California mine to extract rare earth elements, a group of metals used for magnets and batteries in hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and other green technologies.

By September 1, 2014

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Green news harvest: Scarce minerals and green tech

Minerals are vital to many green technologies, including lithium batteries for electric cars. Now neodymium, used in magnets for wind turbines and car batteries, comes into focus.

By September 1, 2014