conflict minerals

BTDubs

The House Passed a Budget Bill That Also Repeals Conflict Mineral Reporting Requirements

The rule is designed to track whether the minerals came from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.14.17
environment

The Periodic Table of iPhone Elements

Some of the minerals in your iPhone threaten both the environment and human rights.
Madison Margolin
11.29.16
Stuff

There Is Nothing Pretentious About Being a Vegan

A while back, I received a very angry email from someone about an article I once wrote. In the article, I mentioned that I wasn't a huge fan of eating in pretentious restaurants. I also mentioned that I am a vegan, which this man did not appreciate.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
12.26.14
Photo

The Congolese Miners Who Suffer So You Can Have a Smartphone

Judith Prat is a Spanish photojournalist who has been capturing the harsh realities facing miners of coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is a mineral essential for the manufacture of the tiny capacitors that make smart phones, computers...
Wendy Syfret
9.8.14
Stuff

Everything You Do is Unethical, So Get Off Your High Horse Already

Every single thing you do is unethical. If you didn't just dab yourself with a wet, Dr. Bronner's covered rag this morning in lieu of a shower, consider yourself an unethical fuck-up.
Megan Koester
7.11.14
Motherboard Blog

Intel Says Its Chips Are Now Conflict Mineral-Free

According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, the world's leading chip maker has been working towards the goal of conflict mineral-free chips for four years.
Derek Mead
1.7.14
Motherboard Blog

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gold

The past, present, and future of the world's most famous mineral.
Mclean Gordon
6.27.13
Motherboard Blog

Learning How Your iPhone Was Made: There Was an App For That

Now there's an iPhone game about the real people who suffer and die to make iPhones, and Apple doesn't like it very much.
Janus Kopfstein
9.14.11
Motherboard Blog

Blood Phones: The Conflict Minerals of Congo

h5. Here's the trailer to our upcoming film, The VICE Guide to Congo coming soon to Motherboard.tv and VICE. Walking through the jungle in the dead of night with a group of Rwandan rebels best known for their expertise at rape and murder wasn’t...
Vice Magazine
9.13.11