Sunday, October 09, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/8/16

Last update: Sunday 10/2/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover =  U.S. intelligence agencies officially blame Russia for political hacks ... Other top stories = Chemistry's Nobel Prize for molecular machines  ... Google's phones and other hardware ... Oculus Connect 3 

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 10/8/16.

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 ... Russian hacks ++++++++++++ 
  1. U.S. intelligence agencies officially blamed Russia for hacks at political organizations and elsewhere ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, Digital Trends, Gizmodo, Engadget, Ars Technica, Recode, ExtremeTech, ZDNet, Computerworld, CNETπŸ”“
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. sophomore biology major Zakiyah Henry uses NSF opportunity to define career goals.
  1. ; Hampton University Antenna Captures First Shot of Hurricane Matthew
  1. NCA&T School of Education Receives $3.6M Grant - HBCU Buzz (press release)

  1. JSU, Lockheed Martin urge JPS’ middle school students to consider STEM careers
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen 
  1. New faculty survey tracks differences in research needs based on discipline:
  1. Educators ‘Hungry’ for Digital Course Materials
  1. Read the report: Degrees of Value: Differences in the Wages of Graduates From Minnesota’s Colleges and Universities
  1. Report proposes alternate form of accreditation  ... DLL Editor's note -- A link to the report is found in its official announcement
  1. This is our first case study to explore lessons that can be learned from the for-profit higher ed sector:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Growth of Illinois's MOOC-powered M.B.A. degree exceeds university's expectations
  1. LinkedIn’s New Learning Platform to Recommend Lynda Courses for Professionals:
  1. In faculty survey we see some differences based on whether faculty teach face-to-face or online:
  1. Coursera’s Mentor Program is growing! Mentors now provide support for learners in 300+ courses:
  1. Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Chemistry Nobel ++++++++++++++
  1. Scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for making tiny machines out of molecules. via  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by New York Times, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Ars Technica, Wired, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet ... and the official Nobel Prize announcement
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Top Story #2 ... Google hardware +++++++++++
  1. Everything you need to know from Google's hardware event    ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Google's new hard story also provided by The Verge, Gizmodo, Recode, Digital Trends, Business Insider, The Next Web, Wired, Mashable, NY Times, Wall Street Journal

    Everything you need to know from Google's hardware event

    Follow @TechCrunch
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  1. Physics Nobel goes to theorists who explained topological transitions by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Wired
  1. The U.S. government no longer controls the internet
  1. Azure is becoming the first AI supercomputer, says Microsoft
  1. Facebook is looking to bring its free internet program to the US  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1. Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme tropical storms on unprepared coasts
  1. US unlikely to meet targets set after Paris climate agreement by
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  1. Twitter stock plunges 10% after hours on report that Google won't make a bid  ... DLL Editor's note -- Twitter's dwindling list of potential buyers also noted by Recode
  1. Samsung is buying the AI firm run by the co-creator of Siri   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Engadget, The Verge, ZDNet, TechCrunch, Recode
  1. A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone caught fire on a Southwest plane today  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, Wall Street Journal, Extreme Tech, Digital Trends, Mashable, Fast Company, ZDNet, Engadget, Recode
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. After two million miles, Google’s robot car now drives better than a 16-year-old. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

Top Story #3 ... Oculus 3 ++++++++++++
  1. Everything Oculus announced today: Touch controller launch date, social VR, the VR web, and more by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch, CNET, Business Insider
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. When this woman's friend died, she used artificial intelligrance to keep talking to him. via
  1. Duolingo's new crew of AI tutors will help you learn languages  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine, Fast Company
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Yahoo helped US spies scan all its email in real-time for a single phrase  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, TechCrunch, NY Times, Bloomberg
  1. There's another Snowden:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, CNET, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Wall Street Journal
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 2

  1. Just as u saw on , teaching girls of color how to is necessary. Support the future & get involved πŸ‘‰πŸΌ
  1. A glimpse of students building if-else conditions to guess someone's age. They're excelling! πŸš€

  1. Thank you to our amazing speakers . Great panel on diversity in coding.
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Inside the Google lab that's building a legion of diverse coders:
  1. Tech leaders urge for more diversity at White House SXSL
  1. Need a Halloween costume or tooth brushes to disappoint trick or treaters? Support C/I by using this link to shop
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Tech Innovator of the Week: Terrence Southern, Robotics Engineer
  1. Leslie Miley On The Importance Of Entrepreneurship. Read here:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

  1. DLL Storify of SXSL (last four hours) -- Monday 10/03/16 ... 1 ==>
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3

  1. withdraws.
    takes over.
    Changes what?
    Approach to judicial picks, immigration or economy?
    Don't get distracted
    by the show.
  1. How blockchain can change the music industry by
  1. Google's hardware event was really all about its AI software
  1. Google is going to win the next major battle in computing
  1. Google's AI plans are a privacy nightmare

  1. Experts used to think the phone would be the interface to everything. Yesterday's Google event suggests otherwise:
  1. What 'Made by Google' is really about

  1. is increasing access & gaining legitimacy. Will it replace traditional college?
  1. Personal goal achievement should be the new measure of MOOC success
  1. Here's why Google is limiting access to Google Assistant
  1. Google's hardware push is all about AI

  1. Healthcare artificial intelligence isn’t about creepy robots, by from
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Flourishing with Online Education (Part I): Addressing Three MOOC Misgivings — Class Central
F. Chuckles ... Dozen
  1. Some prominent GOPers are calling on Donald Trump to quit after the vulgar video. Here's what would happen if he did

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