Sunday, February 26, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/25/17

Last update: Sunday 2/26/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = NASA discovers seven earth-like planets orbiting a dwarf star ... Other top stories = Google-Alphabet-Waymo sues Uber for stealing self-driving-car tech ... Google cracks SHA-1 hash ... Uber's sexism

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 2/25/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... TRAPPIST-1 ++++++++++++ 
  1. . is closer to locating a second Earth ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, The Next Web, Washington Post, Bloomberg, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo ... and a poem (Business Insider)

A. HBCUS ... Dozen - 3
  1. -Thanks to  for its $150K check presentation to the College of Science, Engineering & Technology!
  1. Advocates Cautiously Optimistic About Potential Executive Order on HBCUs: via
  1. SU physics professor recognized for astronomy achievement and science education outreach
  1. Jackson State Engineering Student Named Apple HBCU Scholar ...
  1. Watch us as we work. We are at the forefront of researching longevity. ...
  1. Spoke with Omarosa yesterday at the WH... EO next week, and there will likely be a mtg w CBC
  1. : Coming soon the new high-tech hospital simulation lab
  1. HBCU presidents are upset about new TV show, ... ... via Inside Higher Ed
  1. Listen to Dr. Harvey's interview on where he addresses The Quad’s negative depiction of HBCUs
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
  1. New Study: Tuition increases are not entirely explained by state disinvestment
  1. says Obama administration data error undermines borrower defense and gainful employment ... ... via Inside Higher Ed
  1. News: For-profit schools, an Obama target, see new day under Trump
  1. Court Rules Against Accrediting Agency of ITT Tech, Corinthian Colleges ...
  1. AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning ... ... via Inside Higher Ed
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  1. News: Americans owe more on student debt than on credit cards
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Opportunities for online or hybrid learning options yield high success rates for many students:
  1. Insights from the Field: Paving the Way for Continuous Improvement in Online Education by
  1. DeVos endorses online schools, but student scores may be a problem — via
  1. “Supporting Students w/ Disabilities, Online” by 's - 's :
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4
  1. Here are all the details on Apple Park, the company’s massive new spaceship campus ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, CNET, TechNet, Bloomberg, The Verge
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  1. Jay Z is tech's hot new investment whiz kid  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web
  1. Social network for data scientists raises $18.7m by
  1. Tesla earnings beat estimates .... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
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Drones ...

  1. Data-driven farming with agricultural drones
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Self-driving vehicles ... 

Top Story #1 ... Google sues Uber ++++++++++++++
  1. Google is accusing Uber of using stolen self-driving-car technology ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, Gizmodo, Engadget, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Recode, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Digital Trends, MIT Tech Review, The Verge, Extreme Tech
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  1. Uber launches self-driving cars in Arizona after California ban
  1. Companies are competing to become the Windows/Intel equivalent for self-driving cars
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Robotics researchers discovered a better way for insects to walk
  1. Stanford Develops Computer That Literally Plugs Into People's Brains:
  1. It's safe to say that AI will soon play a larger and larger role in creating journalism ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Google cracks SHA-1 hash +++++++++
  1. ProBeat: SHA-1 encryption is shattered, so stop using it by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Recode, PCWorld, The Verge, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal
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  1. The FCC just made it easier for companies to sell your information   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Wall Street Journal, Recode, TechCrunch, The Verge
  1. Indiana joins Idaho in claiming DHS tried to hack their election systems ...
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Science and technology policies ... plus "walk backs"

  1. Newly released emails show that EPA head Scott Pruitt has a long history of collaboration with polluters  .... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Ars Technica, Business Insider, Wired
  1. Tech coalition slams Homeland Security proposal to collect social media passwords by
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 5
  1. Blacktech Week Conference Helps Black Entrepreneurs Access Funding - via
  1. Michael Siebel (Y Combinator) says your potential investors should fear you. Food for thought.
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story #3 ... Uber's sexism ++++++++++++
  1. Uber has a sexism problem, and so does Silicon Valley ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Wired, Business insider, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NY Times ... and ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler's blog that exposed the problem
  1. Uber taps Eric Holder to look into gender-discrimination claims
  1. Uber's work environment sounds even worse than we thought  ... DLL Editor's note -- More comments about Uber sexism from NY Times, Recode, Mashable
  1. Early Uber investors put the company on blast for its response to harassment scandal  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Time, Business Insider, Recode, TechCrunch ... and Dr. Freada Kapor Klein
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  1. . New research demonstrates SMASH Academy incre9ases CS outcomes of HS students of color:
  1. Report: Tech Sector Still Slow on Increasing Diversity
  1. . is working to address diversity & inclusion problem in with expanded programming
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Answer to yesterday's Question: W. Arthur Lewis received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979, sharing it w/Theodore Schult  ... DLL editor's note -- Readers are referred to Wikipedia's bio notes about Dr. Lewis
  1. First black crew member to join international space station
  1. The 43 most powerful female engineers of 2017
  1. Meet Bernard Coleman III, the man who has to make more diverse and less sexist:
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Coding & Coders
  1. Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0:
  1. Google's troll-fighting AI will now be open up to all developers ...
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 2
  1. Access and the “Traditional Student” of the 21st Century: An Imperative for Universities
  1. From : Bill Gates Believes Robots That Steal Jobs Should Pay Taxes
  1. Fintech is not just fintech anymore. It is no longer one big bucket, but many.
  1. Firsthand Account: The Assassination of Malcolm X via
  1. The reliability of future elections could be at risk. ...
  1. Uber symbolizes everything great and terrible about Silicon Valley
  1. Unbundling and Rebundling: The Lasting Impact of Alternative Credentialing on Higher Ed cc:
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Don't make it easy for yourself to be tracked online. ...
  1. The Incredible Story Of Japan's Groundbreaking Bullet Train

  1. Computers are beginning to learn like people: from their own experiences and without explicit instruction. ...
F. Chuckles ... Quarter-Dozen

  1. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
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