Sunday, September 11, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/10/16

Last update: Sunday 9/11/16 @ 10:30 am
This week's cover =  NASA launches rocket on round trip to/from asteroid Bennu... Other top stories = Apple's big event: iPhone 7, AirPods, Super Mario, and no headphone jacks ... Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 ... and Wells Fargo's millions of bogus credit cards/accounts


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 9/10/16.


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 ... ++++++++++++ 

  1. NASA just successfully launched a spacecraft to an asteroid ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Space.com
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen

  1. HBCU Morgan State University Designated As Center Of Academic Excellence By The NSA And DHS

  1. Making Strides: and her groundbreaking laser treatment to cure
  2. Tennessee State University and radio talk show host Tom Joyner partner to increase STEM teachers.
  1. USDA Awards Over $18 Million to Improve Research Facilities -
  1. Watch HBCU Female Faculty Member of the Year Hadiyah-Nicole Green's appearance with

  1. The Apple HBCU Scholarship Program Is Looking For STEM Students
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1. Group Unveils a 'Model Policy' for Handling Student Data via   ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also discussed by Ithaka S+R, the project's co-sponsor
  1. To think abt student record is to think abt complex & overlapping jurisdictional space students move through
  1. What Clicks From 70,000 Courses Reveal About Student Learning
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  1. A $2.75M US grant plants a tech seed in eastern Kentucky
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Boston U and Davidson College partner with seven high schools to test the use of MOOCs to teach AP curriculum


  1. What Do Forbes, NYT, And Sotheby's Have In Common? They Make
  1. Georgia Tech’s MOOC-based CS Master’s single-handedly increased access to CS graduate education in the U.S. by 8%
  1. Congrats to this year's WCET Outstanding Works (WOW) Awardees. Read about the innovators:

C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 Dozen + 1

Top Story #1 ...  +++++++++++
  1. Here is everything that was just announced about the iPhone 7 at today's :  ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Apple's event also provided by NY Times, Business Insider, The Next Web, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, The Verge, TechCrunch ... Heated discussions of the wireless headphones/removal of headphone jack provided by The Verge, The Next Web, TechCrunch, Computerworld, Fast Company, Mashable, Digital Trends ... and Super Mario covered by Computerworld, VentureBeat
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Top Story #2 ...  +++++++++++

  1. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall is a nightmare so far  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Wall Street Journal, Digital Trends, The Next Web, ExtremeTech, CNET, Bloomberg, PC Magazine, VentureBeat, TechCrunch ... and a link provided by Business Insider to Apple's 105 second video summary
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  1. In other news, Star Trek: 50 years of positive futurism and bold social commentary
  1. More people are reading physical books instead of e-books — via
  1. After months of speculation and rumors, Sony​’s latest Playstations are finally here:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, The Next Web, Engadget
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  1. SoftBank acquires chip designer ARM for $32b in the UK's biggest tech deal  ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, CNET, VentureBeat
  1. Intel spins out Intel Security with TPG to form new McAfee valued at $4.2B by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, VentureBeat
  1. Google expands its enterprise initiative with $625 million purchase of Apigee   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode
  1. Dell closed its $60 billion merger with EMC. πŸ”“
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Exclusive: Apple is retrenching in one of its most ambitious initiatives: its self-driving car project ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode
  1. The first self-driving car you see may be an Uber truck on the highway.
  1. Auto and tech giants are racing to create Level 5 self-driving cars. Here's what that means:
  1. Self-driving buses to help grandma & grandpa get around could hit streets in Japan by 2019
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Oculus Studios won its first Emmy for an interactive film
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Google's DeepMind claims major milestone in making machines talk like humans
  1. A.I. is powering an invisible shopping revolution
  1. The emerging Darwinian approach to analytics and augmented intelligence
  1. The bigger implications of Apple’s machine learning technology
  1. DeepMind's WaveNet produces better human-like speech than Google's best systems
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc
  1. Big data and algorithms slash the cost of fixing Flint's water crisis — via
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ...  ++++++++++++
  1. Wells Fargo is in trouble for charging customers millions for bogus accounts  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Ars Technica, Business Insider, CNN
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  1. It's no coincidence that Baltimore has become America's panopticon
  1. The U․S․ names its first chief information security officer by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, ZDNet, VentureBeat
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 1
  1. Join the movement.. teach our girls they can do anything! 1 2 3 BGC..


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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Listening to our employees and interns is one way we are building an inclusive environment
  1. "You aren't strange for studying the thing you love in the skin you're in"
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. How 3 Friends Brought Together 500 Silicon Valley Interns
  1. On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space Race
  1. Ed Smith and The Imagination Machine: The untold story of a black video game pioneer:
  1. The reverse friends and family round is real.
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Coding & Coders
  1. We started with the Hour of Code, but a lot has changed. Meet our team and see the impact of our first 3 years!
  1. Apple Announces 'Everyone Can Code' Initiative and New Apple Teacher Program   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1. Whether mandatory or not, hopefully we can agree that schools should at least *offer* a class in computer science.
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 2
  1. Udacity Over University: Why I Chose Online Education — Class Central
  1. Understanding the military buildup of offensive cyberweapons
  1. Why the advertising industry needs to embrace AdBlock
  1. Earth's collision with another planet probably started life
  1. “Most educational technology products will have an AI or deep learning component in the future."
  1. More than 800 college campuses exhibit a range of risk factors putting them in jeopardy of closing.
  1. To compete with Amazon, Walmart should cut itself in half by
  1. 'On coding bootcamps for women, and why the comfort zone is a worthless concept' by
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The next president will decide the fate of killer robots—and the future of war:
  1. How Chromebooks are about to totally transform laptop design:


  1. Why ITT's Collapse Actually Matters Most to HBCUs
  1. The world of finance is entering a 'Twilight Zone'
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. Clinton has a new defense to tackle questions on her handling of classified information
  1. The more I hear the more I entertain the thought that he might actually be a president the US has earned and deserves at this point.More
  1. The background on Star Trek's best seconds in command
  1. Neil Armstrong's 'one small step for man' quote may have been wrong — via
  1. The making of Star Trek: The Next Generation's greatest episode, 'The Inner Light'
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