Sunday, April 03, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 4/2/16

Last update: Sunday 4/3/16 @ 1:30 am
This week's cover = graphic from tweet that FBI hacks iPhone without Apple's help ... Other top stories = Apple's 40th birthday ... Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 ... and Microsoft's Build 2016 keynote 

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

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

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

Cover Story ... FBI hacks iPhone ++++++++++++ 

  1. JUST IN: FBI gets access to seized iPhone without Apple's help, ending its legal case ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, CNET, Engadget, The Verge, Ars Technika, NY Times, Re/code, TechCrunch, Business Insider, VentureBeat, The Verge, Computerworld, Bloomberg
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. 5 Morgan students selected to represent the university as Innovation Fellows: .
  1. Students—don’t miss these internship opportunities …/jobs_careers/student_programs/minority/
  1. Diddy opens charter school with Iyanla Vanzant, Stephen Perry, and more on staff ... DLL Editor's note -- "Dr. Diddy" is a Howard Alum who also received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater
  1. Did You Know She Is the Inventor of Laser Eye Surgery? Meet This Extraordinary Woman! - Urban Intellectuals ... DLL Editor's note -- Dr. Patricia Era Bath received her M.D. from Howard University's School of Medicine ... :-)
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. - DeWein Pelle won 2nd place in mathematics & statistics Researchers Conference in STEM, in D.C.
  1. Fisk lands $5M grant to fund biomedical research: The National Science Foun...
  1.  . recognizes for its success enrolling and graduating low-income students
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 3
  1. Report: Many Black, Hispanic Science Majors Err in Choosing Elite Cal Campuses:

  1. Offers Scholarships to Gamers, Building 'eSports' Gaming Arena for Live Streaming of Gaming Competitions
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. publishers report digital sales overtaking print sales for the firt time
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Adaptive Learning ... 

  1. . backs on adaptive science courses ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Earn a University of Illinois Master of Computer Science in Data Science Degree on Coursera: ... DLL Editor's note -- This announcement also covered by EdSurge, Class Central, Inside Higher Ed
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4

Top Story #1 ...  +++++++++++
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Top Story #2 ... Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 +++++++++++
  1. Tesla Model 3 preorders equalled $7.5 billion in sales on day 1 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ExtremeTech, Gizmodo, Wired, Bloomberg, The Verge, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Business Insider

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Top Story #3 ... Microsoft's Build 2016 ++++++++++++

  1. Everything great and terrible from Microsoft's Build 2016 keynote ... DLL Editor's note -- Overview's of Build 2016 also provided by TechCrunch, The Verge, Engadget, Mashable
  1. Microsoft hopes Cortana will lead an army of chatbots to victory ... DLL Editor's note -- Stories that emphasized Cortana and bots also posted by ... The Verge, Fast Company, Ars Technica, Mashable, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Business Insider, Gizmodo
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
  1. There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall St and people keep confusing it with bitcoin
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Virtual/augmented reality ...

  1. Virtual reality is giving athletes an edge on the field — via
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Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
  1. DARPA Wants to Solve the Spectrum Crunch With AI:
  1. Chinese AI team plans to challenge Google’s AlphaGo at board game
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Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc
  1.  How machine-learning is making ’s cars smarter
  1. 'Machine learning' is a revolution as big as the internet or personal computers
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. U.S. to Fight Cyber Attacks With 'Brain-Inspired' IBM Chip:
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 5
  1. . will host the 6th and final on April 13th! Here's what's in store → ... EVENT
  1. Last week, Team Twitter attended . Take a look at some of our favorite moments!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Very excited to announce our partnership with Blacks In Technology at today!
  1. check out our film on how Oakland orgs r helping black youth keep up w/ Silicon Valley
  1. This AI engine takes the common biases out of the venture capital process
  1. Hack the Hood More than Doubles Youth Served Through Partnerships
  1. We hope everyone who believes in creating equity and inclusion will give at least $20-50 or whatever you can.
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Founders and techs
  1. Code Fever Founder Talks Keys to Lasting Success
  1. INC Tutoring will be at the Jay Veal, CEO, was interviewed recently here
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Coding & Coders
  1. Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio for free ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
  1.  Microsoft cozies up to Ubuntu as developers welcome cold day in hell via &
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
  1. What I've learned is that a data based argument is moot when the person you're presenting it to doesn't fundamentally believe in the data.
  1.  Is leadership for a digital organization any different than any other kind of leadership?
  1. The Apple vs DoJ encryption battle is far from over ... DLL Editor's note -- This prospect also discussed by the Wall Street Journal
  1. Value of states banding together for stronger more clear regulation of online edu (essay)
  1. Here's who the tech elite are throwing millions behind in the presidential election
  1. The change may be evolutionary not revolutionary but there have been significant changes in higher ed post
  1. I wish it was easier to explain to folks that bldg a non-profit is the hardest work I've EVER done. Hands down.
  1. From Research to Practice: The Difficult Journey for Entrepreneurs:
  1.  New Blog: Our thoughts on the momentum & misconceptions of (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement)!
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. What would happen if the FBI wanted to hack an Android phone via
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.. plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series, 1994) Dr. Miles Hawkins portrayed by Carl Lumbly
    ... DLL Editor's note -- IMHO the only thing absurd about this great show was how quickly it flared up, then vanished after one season. The pilot that ran in the Spring 1994 was a fantastic first episode in which the superhero's entire computer science support team was Black ... a concept way, way, way ahead of its time, so far ahead that when the regular Fall season began, all the Black techs were gone, leaving only the Black superhero ... then he was gone too ... :-(
  1. “No one ever comes to the South Bronx": Bernie's Bronx rally proves campaigning IRL matters ... DLL Editor's note -- I was born and bred in the South Bronx, so this article reports an event that makes me chuckle at its passing absurdity. Yes, for a long, long time nobody ever came to the South Bronx; but that's changing because things are getting better and better in my old neighborhood. Bernie's visit confirms this progress ... and will earn him lots of votes from lots of proud South Bronx voters who will be "feeling the Bern" for a long, long time ... :-)
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