Sunday, March 19, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/18/17

Last update: Sunday 3/19/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  Trump's proposed budget -- initial assessments ... Other top stories  Intel buys Mobileye ... Russian-backed hackers hackers hacked Yahoo ... President Obama did not wiretap President Trump

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 3/18/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Trump's "skinny" budget +++++++++++ 

  1. The biggest winners and losers in Trump's proposed budget   ... DLL Editor's note -- General impacts were covered by New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal ... Specific impact on research, science, technology, education, HBCUs, etc, covered by Gizmodo (health & medical research), The Verge (NASA), Gizmodo (science & environment), HBCU Digest (HBCUs), Campus Technology (education), Diverse Issues (education), Engadget (NASA/climate change), Education Dive (HBCUs, Pell grants), Wired (science), Chronicle (education) ... and President Trump's budget
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. Watch the full video here! CEO of Mark Zuckerberg Speak to Students at ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Blavity
  1. TSU scientists Dr. Matthew Blair and Dr. Solomon Haile enjoyed sharing their research findings with the public at Ag Day at the Hill

  1. On Pi Day learn about alum & mathematician Delores Spikes Was head of Southern U system &
  1. It's Pi Day! Read about mathematician alum 37yr professor Etta Zuber Falconer
  1. We are happy to have Patricia Molina, MD, PhD. from as the keynote for
  1. Congrats to engineering student Samuel Kanu named Apple HBCU Scholar
  1. Sean C. Grant, Jr., a Junior, Computer Engineering major will lead HU students in the National Championship ...
  1. Hampton U is the only HBCU to offer drone courses.

B. Ed Tech ... Quarter-Dozen
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. changes the dynamic of time & rewards students for skills acquired rather than time spent in a seat:
  1. American Public University's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen - 3
  1. Startup makes the first lab-grown poultry ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review
  1. Apple plans new China centers as CEO Cook addresses Beijing conference by

  1. SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite on its Falcon 9 rocket
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Top Story #1 ... Intel buys Mobileye ++++++++++++++
  1. With $15.3 billion deal, Intel just became a player in the self-driving car game ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, MIT Tech Review, Recode, New York Times, Business Insider, Bloomberg
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  1. Google’s share of the search ad market is expected to grow. ...
  1. If American robots had their own economy it’d be bigger than Switzerland
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Internet of Things ...

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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. The companies behind self-driving cars are skeptical the tech will be ready by 2021
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Computer scientists would dearly love to have some way to speed up the rate at which machines learn. ...
  1. DeepMind AI learns to 'remember' previous knowledge ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1. The U.S. military wants its autonomous machines to explain themselves. ...
  1. With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home

    Roomba gets Alexa integration 

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  1. Machine Learning: The New Proving Ground for Competitive Advantage - (Partner content via )
  1. Bots are literally creating their own language to talk to one another and collaborate ...
  1. A robot that operates a bank of 3D printers 24/7: This is what small-scale automated manufacturing looks like
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Russians hacked Yahoo +++++++++++
  1. Justice Dept. charges four Russia-backed hackers over Yahoo breach ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Digital Trends, Bloomberg, CNET, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Washington Post, Wired
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Science and technology policies ... plus "walk backs"
  1. In surprising twist, H-1B quotas for next year left unchanged by Trump administration
  1. IT'S HERE: The CBO's huge report on the impact of 'Trumpcare' was just released ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNN, Wired, NY Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal ... and the CBO report
  1. A judge in Hawaii just put a restraining order on Trump's new travel ban ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Engadget, Vox, The Verge, Washington Post, Wired
  1. 58 tech companies file amicus brief against revised travel ban
  1. Trump just gave automakers a huge win ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, NY Times, Washington Post
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen - 2
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  . research article in Insights highlights SMASH Academy's computer science program
  1. Read more about our Residency Program's 2016 report: Developing Diverse Entrepreneurial Ecosystems here:
  1. Is the College Board’s Newest AP Computer Science Course Closing the Gap?

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Founders, execs, and techs
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
  1. If a trade war breaks out between China and the US, it may well be over clean energy ...
  1. Meet Faraday, the self-taught scientist who inspired Maxwell and Einstein (Partner content via )
  1. Trump's Secretary of Defense says climate change is real and dangerous — via
  1. What the Kaggle acquisition by Google means for crowdsourcing by
  1. 2 Wall Street analysts have completely different views on Intel's most recent acquisition
  1. Behind Trump’s Russia romance, there’s a luxury tower full of oligarchs
  1. Trump is a big fan of Andrew Jackson — but the 7th president has an ugly history
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Indian IT's gargantuan re-engineering problem
  1. A For-Profit-College Company Embraces Its Technology-Focused Past and Its Evolving Future via
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen + 1

Top Story #3 ... No Obama wiretap ++++++++++++
  1. Paul Ryan says "no such wiretap existed," referring to Trump's claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Think Progress, CNN, AOL
  1. WATCH: GOP House Intel Chair Says 'Clearly the President Was Wrong' About Obama Wiretapping

  1. Watch Sean Spicer melt down as defending Trump's wiretap bullshit takes its inevitable toll
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  1. When you play the game of thrones, you win or you pie. ... DLL Editor's note -- Yesterday 3/14 was Pi Day. This joyous occasion also celebrated by The Verge, New Yorker, Gizmodo, Business Insider, Google, New Yorker
  1. Trump's leaked tax return reveals how 'The Apprentice' helped make him a lot richer
  1. 'If he's not joking, of course!': Sean Spicer on whether Trump's statements can be trusted
  1. For one glorious tweet, McDonald's was woke
  1. Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. Read more:

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