Sunday, August 21, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/20/16

Last update: Sunday 8/21/16 @ 10:30 am
This week's cover =  Uber will offer self-driving vehicles in August 2016 ... Other top stories = Coursera co-founder shifts to Alphabet ... Cisco  plans to cut 5500 workers... and new Snowden leaks confirm Russian hack of NSA hacker associates

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 8/20/16.

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Uber self-driving in August 2016 ++++++++++++ 

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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen
  1. Doctoral Student Awarded National Institutes of Health Research Grant
  2. White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces Third Class of HBCU All-Stars
  1. SSU has received a $218,497 grant to purchase new polymer research instrumentation from the .
  1. Norfolk State Awarded a $5M Grant to Research Renewable Energy
  1. Jim and Marilyn Simons Pledge $2.5 Million for STEM Education at Morehouse. -
  1. Morgan State launches new online programs ahead of Fall 2016 semester:
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 1
  1. Top US Higher-Ed Official Says Innovation Will Best Serve the ‘New Normal’ Students
  1. UBTech News: E-Counseling 2.0: Can a new wave of virtual guidance help?
  1. Students can use the dark web to cheat their way through school — via
  1. News: Northeastern partners with GE - Northeastern University and General Electric have...
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  1. TI's "Power of STEM Education" grants total $5.4 million in 2016 to improve STEM learning and teaching
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...

Top Story #1 ... Koller moves to Alphabet +++++++++++
  1. Coursera's co-founder Daphne Koller set to start anew at Calico by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Class Central, Fast Company
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  1. August 24 is the deadline to comment on the proposed distance ed regs: Come join the fun!
  1. SWAYAM: Inside India's Massive Bet on

C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 7
  1. to build research, development facility in China by end of 2016
  1.  The U.S. will no longer have the final say on internet domain names   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
  1. will shut down next week   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, Fast Company
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #2 ... Cisco fires 5500 +++++++++++
  1.  Cisco plans to cut 5,500 workers πŸ”“   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Computerworld, Recode, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, Business Insider
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  1. Intel will start producing ARM chips to boost foundry business by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Ars Technica, The Verge, ZDNet, VentureBeat
  1. Here are the biggest companies of the last 15 years
  1. Home Depot's tech bets paying off as retailers struggle vs. Amazon
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FinTech ...

  1. Some of the smartest minds in finance discuss how Wall Street is going to change
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Ford wants to build the largest self-driving car fleet in the world  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, CNET, Mashable, Engadget, The Verge, Recode ... and related stories by Computerworld, TechCrunch, and TechCrunch (2)
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Intel plans to make the designs for Project Alloy - its VR headset - freely available to hardware makers.   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, ZDNet
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Machine Intelligence 2.0 in charts and graphs
  1. ‘GOAT’ robot leg doesn’t look like namesake animal, but it jumps like one
  1. This business could end China’s multi-decade manufacturing prowess
  1. Facebook's AI lab open sources bot-building library and research by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #3 ... Snowden confirms Russian hackers ++++++++++++

  1. New Snowden docs suggest Shadow Broker leak was real  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, PC Magazine, CNET
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  1. China is about to launch an un-hackable satellite — and take the lead in a new space race  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal
  1. Cisco confirms NSA-linked zeroday targeted its firewalls for years by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, TechCrunch
  1. Baltimore police accused of violating federal law with stingray cellphone trackers. via
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 7

  1. Technology Division head Don Duet checks out Summer Intensive student projects

  1. Full-time summer Robotics/Engineering students at . Demo Day this Friday! πŸ“·
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Facebook, struggling to diversify, gives recruiters extra "points" for bringing in minority candidates ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
  1. Inside Goldman Sachs' program to develop a new generation of coders  
  1. Great, well-researched piece on     ... The Big Lie: Tech Companies and Diversity Hiring
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. This DC startup wants to make finding a mentor as easy as finding a date
  1. New movie celebrates the true geniuses behind Apollo: NASA’s mathematicians by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Blavity
  1. LIT History: 13 Black inventors and innovators never to be forgotten
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Coding & Coders
  1. College Board Hopes to Broaden Access to Coding With ‘AP Computer Science Principles’ Course:
  1. Financial aid isn’t just for college anymore — it’s for coding bootcamps, too
  1. Marty is a walking robot that makes learning to code fun
  1. Trending on The Verge: Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Innov8tive, ExtremeTech
  1. The languages you need to know if you want to work in :
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen
  1. The HBCU Tech Revolution is here.
  1. What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?
  1. Ready for the Internet of Robotic Things?

  1. Experiment With New Education Providers Also Tests New Ways to Measure Quality via
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. This week, we're exploring the history and impact of artificial intelligence
  1. Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble:
F. Chuckles ... One-Third-Dozen
  1. G.O.P. Urges Donald Trump to Broaden Outreach to Black Voters
  1. If Clinton wins, many Texans support the state leaving the U.S.
  1. Donald Trump says he regrets things he said that may have 'caused personal pain'
  1. . called himself Mr. Brexit—and the Internet had the best responses:
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