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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 January 9, 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 November 26, 2013

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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 November 26, 2012

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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 25, 2012

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Nextbit hires former HTC design chief

The Google-backed mobile and cloud startup puts Scott Croyle in charge of design and product, and adds him to its board.

By August 26, 2014

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Hacker swipes $83,000 from Bitcoin mining pools

Bitcoin exchanges and trading posts have been hacking targets over the past year, but now one hacker has taken on ISPs to loot cryptocurrency from mining pools.

By August 8, 2014

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Cop's mood changes when he realizes he's being filmed

A trucker honks at an Illinois state trooper who, he says, was speeding and talking on his cell phone. The officer stops him and is at first confrontational. Then he is told he's being filmed.

By June 29, 2014

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Bitcoin-mining malware reportedly found on Google Play

Fake wallpaper apps turned phones into bots for the power- and computationally intensive process of producing crypto-currency, a mobile security firm warns.

By April 24, 2014

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Sacramento Kings are first pro sports team to accept Bitcoin

The NBA franchise says it will use BitPay to process digital-currency payments for team merchandise and tickets starting March 1.

By January 16, 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 April 18, 2011