Sunday, January 10, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 1/9/15

Last update: Sunday 1/10/15 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = photo from tweet that Intel, IBMand HTC bring high tech to sports and fitness ... Other top stories = Lenovo is making first Google Project Tango phone ... Zuckerberg vows to build an AI system to run his home in 2016 ... and Pinterest appoints first head of diversity


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 1/9/15 @ 3 pm.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views  ... 

and TECH Dozens 2015 ==> Q1 ... Q2 ... Q3 ... Q4 ...  Calendar 


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  1. IBM's Watson wants to be your next fitness coach by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Business Insider, VentureBeat
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  1. Under Armour and HTC make a bold move into fitness tech with HealthBox ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, VentureBeat
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen - 3

  1. Engineering Students JSU Develop Technology to Reduce Diabetes-Related Amputations -
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  1. Team finds black hole affecting galactic climate: Laura Vega, of the Fisk U...
  1. Mississippi Valley State, Virginia Tech partner to bring advanced robotics competition to Delta region.
  1. Research Week fosters the research mission & celebrates Howard's research enterprise
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Tuskegee physicist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green wins $1 million grant to study cancer treatment:
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  1. Clark Atlanta University Awarded $494,000 from Mellon Foundation
  1. NSF commits $30 million to expand the frontiers of computing: Howard Universi...
B. Ed Tech ... 1.5 Dozen
  1. "Flying under the regulatory radar and flying under the ideological radar." Introducing the Embedded For-Profit:
  1. We review the most popular Campus Technology stories from 2015:
  1. Top Education Dept. official who worked on college ratings reflects on tenure | Inside Higher Ed
  1. Most Watched Video of 2015: Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult?
  1. The top 10 stories of 2015, as picked by our readers:
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  1. 10 products from CES with potential for education:
  1. Did you miss chat last night? Check out & mark your calendar 4 next Thurs 6MST w/
  1. Thank you Survey finds “Gen Z” reshapes highered landscape w/focus on careers, dependence on technology
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  1. Tips, tricks & how to build a $1.5 Billion company:
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MOOCs, online, blended ...
  1. The Most Popular Online Course Teaches You to Learn
  1. According to - distance ed enrollments continue to grow in public & non-profit sectors:

  1. Less Experimentation, More Iteration: A Review of Stats & Trends in 2015
  1. Less Experimentation, More Iteration: A Review of Stats & Trends in 2015
  1. 6 universities from around the world plan pilot for credit transfer
  1. Study explores the power of in blended learning:
  1. Sadly, here's why will grow in China's big industrial cities.
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    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 1.5 Dozen

    Top Story #1 ... Tango phone +++++++++++
    1. Lenovo Is Making The First Google Project Tango Phone by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Ars Technica, CNET, The Verge, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine
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    Top Story #2 ... Zuckerberg's butler +++++++++++
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    1. Today's tech giants are creating loads of wealth but pitifully few jobs
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    1. For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions
    1. Netflix Goes Global, Almost (Sorry, China): ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired, Business Insider, Mashable, TechCrunch
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    CES 2016 highlights ...
    1. Full coverage from ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of CES 2016 also provided by Wall Street Journal, The Verge
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    Internet of Things ...

    1. Next-gen Wi-Fi will actually connect the Internet of Things
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    Self-driving vehicles ...

    1. General Motors and Lyft reveal plans to build autonomous, on-demand cars ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, ZDNet, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...

    1. You can now preorder the Oculus Rift for $599, ships in March ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Fast Company, NY Times
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. Toyota announces all-star leadership for $1B Research Institute by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable
    1. Apple dives deeper into artificial intelligence by acquiring Emotient ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, The Verge, VentureBeat
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    1. App-improvement AI and the future of web development
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    Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc

    1. Microsoft rolls out its R Server big-data analytics line-up by
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    1. Hackers now offer customer support, service guarantees and perks - Business Insider
    1. Max Levchin wants to school lawmakers on encryption
    1. U.S. meets tech leaders, forms task force to fight online militants
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    D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2

    Top Story #3 ... Pinterest diversity chief ++++++++++++
    1. Pinterest points the way as Silicon Valley grapples with diversity ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, TechCrunch ... and Pinterest
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    1. . founder/CEO Kimberly Bryant accepts her award at
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    1. Worth a read -> 100 Women Leaders To Watch In 2016 via
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

    1. Thanks to for hosting us this past summer and for working with us to achieve more diversity in tech
    1. Diversity in Tech: Intel Exceeded 2015 Hiring Goal and Met Parity in Employee Retention
    1. The Recruiting Platform That Facebook Uses To Tackle Its Diversity Problem -
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    Founders and techs

    1. Tech Interview: Onwukike Ibe, Software Engineer at Uber
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    Coding & Coders
    1. Lego’s new toy robot teaches kids coding and engineering
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    1. This adorable Code-a-Pillar teaches 3-year-olds the basics of coding
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    1. There’s learning how to code, and there’s learning how to get a coding job:
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc


    1. . connects Brooklyn students 2 coding world w/new video of our Hackathon w/
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      E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen 
      1. Daily Report: Improving the Understanding of Tech in 2016
      1. In 2016, the coding bootcamp bubble is bound to burst
      1. Augmented Reality Versus Virtual Reality: The Battle Is Real by
      1. Page views don't matter anymore (but they just won't die)
      1. 2016 Predictions: More Outside Management of Online Degrees, CRM Buying and Competition for Traditional Colleges
      1. What Twitter gains by expanding the 140-character tweet by  ... DLL Editor's note -- Other opinions about Twitter's long tweets also posted by Re/code
      1. Education expert Ryan Craig on how unbundling could kill higher ed as we know it:
      1. How Hank Williams Lead Us... In Tech, Diversity and Life
      1. Eduventures’ 2016 Higher Ed Predictions: A Year to Unite - Eduventures
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      Long form ... good reads ... :-)

      1. These are the tech giants that won in 2015
      1. What's Innovative About Salman Khan's One-Room Schoolhouse?
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