Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired In Alabama, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is a Haunting Metaphor

Hexbyte Tech News Wired In Alabama, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is a Haunting Metaphor

Pro-choice advocates wore the attire of women in Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale novel while protesting Alabama’s new abortion ban bill.Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery AdvertiserThe year is 2019. It is a time of chasmic divides. Republican rule has taken hold in America. The land aches from unrest. In the Deep South, once a province of notorious racial…

Hexbyte  News  Computers Amazon Jumps Into Freight Brokerage

Hexbyte News Computers Amazon Jumps Into Freight Brokerage

An Amazon package in a mailbox. (John Zeedick/Associated Press) Amazon.com has jumped into the market of the third-party logistics broker, roiling the waters and raising concern that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant could disrupt the freight industry forever and indelibly. Amazon’s new freight-hauling site — located at freight.Amazon.com — has been up and running since August…

Hexbyte  News  Computers The Microbots Are on Their Way

Hexbyte News Computers The Microbots Are on Their Way

Science|The Microbots Are on Their WayTrilobitesTiny sensors with tinier legs, stamped out of silicon wafers, could one day soon help fix your cellphone battery or study your brain.VideoVideo by Marc Miskin, University of Pennsylvania and Cornell UniversityCreditApril 30, 2019Like Frankenstein, Marc Miskin’s robots initially lie motionless. Then their limbs jerk to life.But these robots are…