Saturday, April 09, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 4/9/16

Last update: Sunday 4/1016 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = graphic from tweet that Facebook's WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption  ... Other top stories = Panama Papers ... SpaceX lands rocket on a drone ship ... and Twitter signs streaming deal with NFL

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 4/9/16. 


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

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


Cover Story ... ++++++++++++ 

  1. WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption by default  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, Ars Technica, PC Mag, The Verge, TechCrunch, NY Times ... and WhatsApp
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 1

  1. VIUCEDD: Autism & Developmental Disabilities Research Center
  1. Save-the Date: April 18, 2016 President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs Open Meeting Notice  ... EVENT
  1. WHIHBCU is now accepting applications for the 2016 HBCU All- Star Cohort! Deadline is April 22, 2016! Don't miss out!
  1. Apply or Share... Business Intelligence Lead - Cisco Systems - San Jose, CA: The Business EntityThe Cloud...   ... JOBS
  2. Apply or Share... Global Service Provide Customer Operations Manager - Web Accounts - Cisco Systems - San...  ... JOBS
  1. Morgan State U. Engineering Student Chosen One of ASCE's 'New Faces': Morgan...
  1. Congrats to College for being a difference maker in this field.
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 5
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: "A Digital Badge Initiative: Two Years Later"
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. The University of Texas Reimagines the Path to a College Degree
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6

Top Story #1 ... Panama papers +++++++++++
  1. The road to Panama: A history of whistleblowers and hacks   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wired, NY Times, The Atlantic
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Top Story #2 ... SpaceX landing +++++++++++


  1. SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge, Re/code, Gizmodo, Business Insider, Fast Company, Wired, Ars Technica


    SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time...  
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Top Story #3 ...  Twitter streams NFL ++++++++++++


  1. Twitter signs deal with NFL to live stream Thursday Night Football    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Mag, The Verge, ZDNet, Bloomberg
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  1. Volvo will conduct China's largest test of self-driving cars   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, ZDNet, The Verge
  1. Driverless taxis are about to hit Singapore — via ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fortune, Mashable, Forbes

  1. LinkedIn thinks it can tell you how likely you are to get a job
  1. Implantable computer chip could spot seizures before they start   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Tesla racked up 325,000 Model 3 pre-orders in one week. It hasn't made that many cars, ever  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg
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3D-printing ...

  1. MIT researchers have created a working hydraulic robot from a single print ... https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/717823661051252737 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
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Artificial Intelligence, neural nets, deep learning, robotics ...

  1. Salesforce just bought a machine learning startup that was backed by its CEO Marc Benioff    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat

  1. Amazon hires team behind deep learning startup Orbeus by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg
  1. Nvidia making a big bet on deep learning with its Tesla P100 GPU and DGX-1 server
  1. Watch this incredible video of a bipedal robot designed by Google’s X lab ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, TechCrunch
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. FBI spills iPhone hacking secret to senators   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
D. Hackers ... 2 Dozen
  1. My Blue1647, a place to become a creator n innovator-BLUE1647 Workshops, special Hip Hop Pioneer guests & more. 🌎:
  1. It was incredible to have with us last night!! thru & in
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. The limits of data science in building diversity in the workplace by
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Founders and techs
  1. An interview with Nicholas Richards, creator of religion and tech app ROHO
  1. Step aside Silicon Valley, senior developed app to bring images to life. - ... DLL Editor's note
  1. Meet the Next Generation of Black Genius (last part of series by ):
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Coding & Coders
  1. Facebook will announce chatbot and live chat APIs at F8 by
  1. Messaging app Line introduces bots
  1. The smart bots are coming, and this one is brilliant ()

  1. Code Schools Offering Income Share Agreements, Increased Flexibility for Students -
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 6
  1. This is the biggest challenge to Google's plan to make driverless cars a reality
  1. Linux founder Torvalds on the Internet of Things: Security plays second fiddle by
  1. Why did tech companies take a week to get behind Apple in the FBI standoff?
  1. MIT Just Released an Online Learning Report Worth Reading:  
  1. Essay on how fixation on 'inane' student learning outcomes fails to ensure academic quality
  1. The White House's silence on an anti-encryption bill means nothing
  1. A Survival Strategy for Alternative Credential Providers:
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
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... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1.   tweaks name of School of Law to avoid an, ahem, unfortunate acronym
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