Sunday, October 30, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/29/16

Last update: Sunday 10/30/16 @ 2:30 pm

This week's cover =  Microsoft's Surface/PC event  ... Other top stories = Apple's MacBook event  ... Google's quarterly report

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 10/29/16.

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 ... Microsoft's Surface ++++++++++++ 

  1. Everything announced at Microsoft’s October event ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, Wired, Engadget, VentureBeat, Recode, Business Insider, The Verge, Gizmodo ... and Microsoft's 2 hour video

    Microsoft Event Recap
    Everything announced at Microsoft’s October event - Follow @TechCrunch
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen - 2
  1. 22 schools from West Alabama & East Mississippi have been competing at the 2016 BEST Robotics Competition, held at Shelton State Oct 28-29.

  1. President Wilson discusses strategies to elevate research competitiveness at HBCUs
  1. That includes . Come work with us. You are our future leaders.
  1. National Security Agency (NSA) Director (Admiral) Michael S. Rogers Visits AAMU’s STEM Star Scholars
    (Photos by... More
  1. New federal financial aid program looks to boost minority-serving institutions
  1. HU Journalism School Receives $150,000 for Content Management System
  1. How amazing were all these conversations? Who better to talk innovation than you, Aaron, and HBCUs as outsized STEM brands.

  1.  Discussing how we improve tech outcomes and strengthen the pipeline with key stakeholders here at
  1. "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." and partner with in computer sci
  1. APLU & University Partners Receive $3 Million NSF Grant for Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction
  2. APLU glad to attend White House initiative & UNCF meeting on in computer science
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 7
  1. Imagine the impact we can have if we work together to create and promote meaningful IT advancements in
  1. Thanks for participating in ! We look forward to seeing you next year in Philadelphia for
  1. Educause releases strategic plan to create a more “inclusive, equitable and simplified" experience
  1. Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the
  1. MIT releases report on 'future of libraries'
  1. Educational transformation best practices: paper looks

  1. AIR study examines Race to the Top implementation & relationship to student outcomes
  1. Ongoing budget issues found in IT offices post financial crisis, colliding w demands for new tech & services
  1. EDUCAUSE HULK TELL ALL TO PUNY HUMANS. Translation: We've got the scoop on this popular Twitter feed  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
  1. Great overview of Wed at from (we'll add TIER & sessions were a hit):
  1. "Olin was designed to be different" Reengineering : Student-Centered Learning via
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. Competency-based education helps reach underserved students via
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. is the defining technology of our time. New from ... DLL Editor's note -- A corresponding announcement was also made by IBM ... and was covered by VentureBeat, Class Central
  1. ever-expanding list classes with ratings - these are free though (or pay $15,000 plus elsewhere
  1. Professional Memberships, just $120, are perfect for careerists looking to network more effectively.
  1. Got something to say? needs & evidence-based . Deadline is 1 week from today!
  1. Ten Most Popular Starting in November 2016
  1. We’ve added over 85+ new courses and Specializations in the last two months - find your favorite today:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 9

Top Story #1 ... Apple's MacBook  ++++++++++++++
  1. Full coverage of Apple's MacBook event       ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Engadget, PC World, Wired, Business Insider, Mashable, ZDNet, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, he Verge, The Next Web

    Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro
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  1. Google plans to sell its own Microsoft Surface Hub alternative for under $6,000 next year  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, Fast Company
  1. National Geographic will stream Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary for free
  1. Russia unveils 'Satan 2' missile; report says it could wipe out "parts of Earth the size of Texas or France"
  1. Twitter is shutting down its video app Vine. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal,
  1. Many white social media users say none of the things they share or post are about race or race relations
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Top Story #2 ... Google's $$$$$$ +++++++++++
  1. Google’s CFO defended Alphabet’s setbacks but struggled to justify its purpose ... DLL Editor's note -- Alphabet/Google's quarterly report also covered by Fast Company, Bloomberg, The Verge, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, ZDNet, TechCrunch

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  1. Samsung's profit plummets 30% following the Galaxy Note 7 crisis by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Engadget
  1. What will Twitter’s fate be? An answer is emerging ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode
  1. LinkedIn's Q3 2016 membership increased 18% to 467 million by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch
  1. Amazon’s streak of record quarterly profits is over  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Business Insider
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FinTech ...

  1. BIOMETRICS IN THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY: Why biologically based authentication is becoming the ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. 🎥 A semi truck carrying 50,000 beers drove over 120 miles – with nobody at the wheel ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg
    Uber's Self-Driving Truck Delivers 50,000 Beers
    A truck carrying 50,000 beers spent two hours driving itself down a Colorado highway.
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities:
  1. Microsoft makes its deep learning tools available to all  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica
  1. IBM expands Watson's reach with data platform, iOS integration, bots, education efforts by
  1. GM is bringing IBM's Watson to its cars and trucks 🔓
  1. The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
  1. What the growth of A.I. means for the future of chatbots
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. US intelligence chief: A 'non-state' actor was behind last week's massive cyberattack ... DLL Editor's note -- A different interpretation of the attack was provided by Computerworld
  1. That is a dirty, dirty, dirty Dirty Cow
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 1
  1. RT LovingInTheNOW: Congratulations to EmileCambry and BLUE1647 for the Chi_Innovation neighborhood award!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Nonprofit Helps Inner City Youth Prepare For Jobs In Tech Industry
  1. Only 1 week left to help us reach our campaign goal to provide year-round support to youth of color!
  1. Study Finds Black Youth Interest in Technology Growing:
  1. You belong here. Become one of our 2017 Fellows: Apply today!
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. MIT launches The Engine, an innovation incubator that puts impact over profit:
  1. Episode 65 – Kalimah Priforce
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Coding & Coders
  1. New surveys show growth in K–12 computer science, but we're a long way from matching demand. Read more:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1. The future of PCs and Macs is expensive. via
  1. You are now data, and your doctors are becoming software by Vivek Wadhwa
  1. As its backstory leaks, the Pixel is starting to make sense
  1. China’s tech sector is underestimated, venture investors say 🔓
  1. Amazon's cloud is an unstoppable train that could do $12 billion in revenue this year
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online
  1. The Mirai botnet’s internet takedown opens up a new market for attackers and defenders by
  1. Can western providers learn something from their Chinese counterparts?
F. Chuckles ... Half Dozen + 2

  1. Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens”
  1. The new theory behind baseball's most unhittable pitch
  1. A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology ~ Stephen Downes via
  1. Of course Uber is working on a flying car project   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
  1. The US senate summoned the wrong Time Warner to testify on AT&T deal 🔓
  1. Our little treasure chest of good Vines
  1. Let's honor Vine with a trip down memory lane
  1. 10 iconic Vines to watch before Twitter pulls the plug by
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