Sunday, October 23, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/22/16

Last update: Sunday 10/23/16 @ 4:30 pm


This week's cover = R.I.P. William G. Bowen former President of Princeton University and Mellon Foundation ... Other top stories = AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares ... Microsoft's speech recognition system attains parity with humans ...  Internet breaks down under massive cyberattacks







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 10/22/16.

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 ... William G. Bowen, R.I.P. ++++++++++++ 

  1. Bill Bowen, former and president, dies   ... DLL Editor's note -- Dr. Bowen was a higher ed advocate for minorities and the poor. His passing was also memorialized by NY Times, Washington Post... and Princeton University
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Congratulations to on her election to the !
  1. Virtual Labs don't mean complete at home! Academic Technology is AWESOME! Lab beyond the bench
  1. “HBCUs Receive More Than $30 Million in STEM Development Funding” by
  1. A big day for as new Engineering and Aviation Science Complex is dedicated on campus .. news
B. Ed Tech ... Half Dozen  + 3
  1. Silicon Valley's new-age "mini educational labs" it calls AltSchools are opening up its curriculum to the world: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
  1. In , Obama administration will be remembered for top-down approach to ed reform:
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. Competency-based education's business model offers promise, report finds  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Chronicle ... and the RPK report
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. In this episode of 's Vlog, we chat about social media, networking, & introductions that go awry!
  1. The Online Learning Consortium released a framework understanding courseware products, via
  1. Florida System plans online education growth   ... DLL Editor's note -- This short article is based on a more complete report in the SunSentinel
  1. Who are the new to be recognized at Conference in November? See the announcement:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6

Top Story #1 ... AT&T buys Time Warner ++++++++++++++
  1. Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares by    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Recode, CNET, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, Engadget, Gizmodo, The Verge, NY Times, Bloomberg
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Top Story #2 ... Microsoft's speech recognition +++++++++++
  1. Microsoft reaches 'human parity' with new speech recognition system ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, Engadget, TechCrunch, Digital Trends, Business Insider ... and Microsoft's report
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  1. China's LeEco prepares to take over the U.S. with phones, TVs and cars  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Recode, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, CNET


  1. Google, IBM, Dell EMC: We can make servers that are 10 times faster
  1. Scientists made babies from mouse skin cells
  1. .: Google's Pixel is very, very good. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, VentureBeat, NY Times, Business Insider, Wired, CNET, Digital Trends
  1. NASA already says 2016 will be the hottest year on record:
  1. Google is locking up deals for a new internet TV service  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Microsoft shares hit all-time high in after-hours trading as results top Wall Street expectations πŸ”“ ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by New York Times, TechCrunch, Business insider, Recode, VentureBeat, The Verge, ZDNet, Ars Technica
  1. THE ENTERPRISE ROBOTICS REPORT: Market forecasts, growth drivers, and the industries leadin...
  1. IBM’s switch to in the workplace is saving the company quite a bit of money ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends, Business Insider, Computerworld, Recode
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Teslas will now be sold with enhanced hardware suite for full autonomy by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Digital Trends, Business Insider, The Verge, Recode, Fast Company, TechCrunch, ZDNet, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, Engadget ... and Tesla
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Confirmation that Virtual Reality has indeed arrived:
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. πŸŽ₯ Meet the 20 feet tall robots that assembles Boeing 737 wings


    Meet the Giant Robot That Builds Boeing’s Airplane Wings
    Building something as large as a 737 wing takes an even bigger machine. Boeing’s Panel Assembly Line (PAL) is the 60 ton, 20 feet tall, friendly robot that always lends a rather large hand.
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Games ...

  1. Nintendo wants all third-party games on the Nintendo Switch ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ... Cyberattacks break Internet ++++++++++++
  1. Hackers broke the internet today -- here's how   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired Engadget, Gizmodo, Mashable, CNET, Recode, ZDNet

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  1. Civil liberties groups ask for 'moratoriums' on face recognition tech by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wired
  1. The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 2
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Thurs general session recording with "Digital Inclusion: Just an Illusion"
  1. Amazing list || 8 Initiatives That Are Fostering Diversity + Inclusion in Tech by via
  1. Study Shows Computer Science Gap Begins Early:
  1. .: "My culture is my power." Watch the full panel on :

    Aisha Bowe, Co-Founder & CEO, STEMBoard LLC  Black Enterprise • TechConneXt Summit


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Coding & Coders
  1. The VR Developer Nanodegree is open for enrollment. Enroll today and build a VR app within your first week.  
  1. Find out what to expect from University of Michigan's Python for Everybody specialization.
  1. Talent crunch makes BMW, McLaren and others look to Udacity for engineers by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fortune ... and Udacity
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. Four Key Trends Driving the Corporate Learning and Development Market
  1. Connect the Dots: How Michigan, Arizona and Portland Make Data Work Together
  1. Which country has the best hackers: Russia or China?
  1. Lack of State Investment Opening the Door to Federal Influence in Higher Education cc:
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Nielsen just released a report all about black millennials — Here's everything you need to know
  1. MOOCs versus Coding Bootcamps — Class Central
  1. On "creating data-informed learning environments," via
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen
  1. Donald Trump's chances of winning the White House have never been lower: 8% by our forecasting model.
  1. So Trump is not going to accept the results the election. God I hope he wins.
  1. Trump's advisors have reminded him that, in U.S. national politics you can be stark raving mad as long as you keep your voice down and even.
    1. beginning to get loud. He needs to find his coach out there in the audience to tell him to lower his voice so he can keep ranting.
  1. Come on, ! dangles the same bait and he can't help himself. Say and watch him chase that name like a dog on a hubcap.
  1. Ladies and gentlemen, "quiet" Donald has left the building. Back to first debate style. This man never wanted to win this election
  1. Trump parody game lets you grab them by the pussy, but not quite literally

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