Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired You Won’t Miss Brookstone, But You Should

Hexbyte Tech News Wired You Won’t Miss Brookstone, But You Should

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Sandy Huffaker/Corbis/Getty ImagesSandy Huffaker/Corbis/Getty ImagesIn singularly unsurprising news, Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy. The company will shutter its remaining 101 mall storefronts, officially closing out an era that began its fade years ago. Even if you won’t mourn its disappearance—even if you haven’t stepped inside a mall since the Mallrats era—it’s worth a moment of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Trump Won’t Stop Talking About the Carter Page Wiretap

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Trump Won’t Stop Talking About the Carter Page Wiretap

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On Saturday, in response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by several news outlets and conservative group Judicial Watch, the Justice Department took the unprecedented step of releasing the (heavily redacted) application to wiretap former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. In a series of eight tweets fired off over the next two days, Trump…

The Physics of the One Goal You Won’t See at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Physics of the One Goal You Won’t See at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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On my first attempt at a corner kick in decades, the soccer ball peels up and away, well behind the goal and clear over the fence surrounding Stanton Field, the practice pitch at Santa Clara University. “Not bad,” says Brandi Chastain, generously. “You’ve got good bend, now we just have to make sure we get…

Robots Won’t Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring

Robots Won’t Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring

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Whether they believe robots are going to create or destroy jobs, most experts say that robots are particularly useful for handling “dirty, dangerous and dull” work. They point to jobs like shutting down a leaky nuclear reactor, cleaning sewers , or inspecting electronic components to really drive the point home. Robots don’t get offended, they are cheap to repair when…