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Conflict Minerals

The subject of conflict minerals is a big one for technology companies at present, as there are lots of ethical, financial and logistical issues surrounding the use of illegally sourced materials in the production of their hardware. There are four minerals in particular that are used to extract metals which are used by many high profile tech companies in certain devices such as phones and laptops. The 3TG minerals as they are known are so called as they produce tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. These have lots of uses when producing hardware, however, they are also surrounded in controversy.

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13 Tech Predictions For 2013

We have been taking a look at what's coming up in 2013 according to the good, the great and the geek. There is a lot of talk about tablet devices, Apple TV and the ‘mini’ iPhone. In no particular order...here are the highlights.

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