Sunday, April 02, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/1/17

Last update: Sunday 4/2/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Trump abolishes Obama's climate change regulations ... Other top stories = SpaceX scores world's first launch and landing of a used rocket ... Samsung's Unpacked 2017 ... GOP Congress deletes Obama privacy regs for ISPs


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 4/1/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016



Cover Story ... Trump halts climate control ++++++++++ 

  1.  Trump trades the planet for a few coal jobs in a doomed industry  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, NY Times, Ars Technica, Engadget, Wired, Fortune, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider
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A. HBCUS ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1.  : & United States Senator to deliver the 2017 Commencement Address
  1.  Cheyney University Launches Digital Education Program! For more information click or copy link below:
  1.  FAMU DRS announced three online courses being offered through its partnership with and the support of funds! 🐍
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1.  We're working w to develop test & scale new models for entry-level math instruction. Thx !
  1.   demographics are changing, reflecting greater ethnic diversity & younger individuals in the role
  1.  “Bachelor’s programs are important, but there are myriad options students should explore.” -
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Under the program, Starbucks employees can earn admission to ASU after completing courses on MOOC platform edX. ... https://t.co/0zIWIEUPaS
  1.  UMUC to Offer Free Online Coding Program for Students and Grads
  1.  France Université Numérique: Meet the MOOC Platform Funded by the French Government — Class Central ... https://t.co/jkxYrlaE2P
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen - 3

Top Story #1 ... SpaceX ++++++++++++++
  1.  SpaceX recovers Falcon 9's nose cone for the first time ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, The Verge, Fast Company, Engadget, NY Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica
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Top Story #2 ... Samsung's Unpacked 2017 +++++++++++
  1.  The 6 biggest announcements from the Galaxy S8 event ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Samsung's event also provided by VentureBeat, NY Times, CNET, Wall Street Journal
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  1.  Here are the frontier companies that presented at Singularity University's third demo day by  ... https://t.co/BjUFth8q8M
  1.  This tech platform is the backbone of the anti-Trump organizing efforts
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  From : Jeff Bezos Becomes World's Second Richest Person   ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Samsung's event also provided by Business Insider
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Drones ...

  1.  Connecticut may become first U.S. state to allow deadly police drones ... https://t.co/JNgQSeOzVN
  1.  Domino’s taps Starship Technologies to deliver pizzas with autonomous ground drones ... https://t.co/5pI3D31K0z
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Uber Self-Driving Car Crashes in Arizona:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1.  The self-driving talent fleeing Google and Uber to catch the autonomous driving gold rush.
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Elon Musk has launched a company that hopes to link your brain to a computer ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Verge, TechCrunch, M.I.T. Technology Review, Recode, Mashable
  1.  What deep learning is doing for the legal sector by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ... Congress drops Obama privacy ++++++++++++
  1.  Congress just obliterated Obama-era rules preventing ISPs from selling your browsing history  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Washington Post, Gizmodo

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  1.  How to pick the right VPN to protect against an ISP’s prying eyes ... https://t.co/nzw9FtGNIV  ... DLL Editor's note -- Other VPN recommendations provided by PCMag, ExtremeTech
  1.  The controversy over Internet privacy is a preview of a bigger fight coming on net neutrality
  1.  Under Trump, US citizens are hiding themselves on the internet like 'repressive' regimes
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  'The fight has just begun': Environmental groups slam Trump's latest executive order
  1.  FCC to halt expansion of broadband subsidies for poor people by
  1.  The government is using an official website to detail how it's trying to dismantle Obamacare
  1.  The Trump administration served notice that it plans to roll back net neutrality. ... https://t.co/ElKyWTb55D
  1.  Science march appoints three public faces amidst mounting controversy
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2
  1.  The City of KCMO Welcomes11,000 participants of National Society of Black Engineers - 43rd Annual Convention
  1.  The wants to lead the USA to graduate 10,000 black engineers annually by 2025. Hear more about it TODAY @ 4 on
  1.  Energy filled scene at the career fair of the talked up opportunities for grad study at
  1.  Thank you to these amazing companies for their investment in !
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  . releases its figures, they are unsurprisingly terrible ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Bloomberg, NY Times, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, CNET, PC Mag, Wall Street Journal
  1.  Voting for the finalists in our awards won't make you rich but you'll be a better person if you do. Go vote:
  1.  Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Code Fever’s Black Tech Week
  1.  What an exciting day! If you haven't heard we're now headquartered in Miami and looking forward to our growth ... https://t.co/UFvEhBv70M
  1.  Middle school is the pivotal point for girls in :
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  Shooting for the Stars – 10 Inspiring Women of NASA
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Microsoft closing down CodePlex, tells devs to move to GitHub by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

  1.  How to get involved in , a beginner’s guide
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 7
  1.  Jobs lost to robots are not being offset by new jobs elsewhere, a new paper argues.  ... DLL Editor's note -- The NBER report also covered by Gizmodo, The Verge
  1.  Four Key Variables Institutions Must Track to Measure Online Student Success 
  1.  Making Data Actionable: Visualizations, Dashboards and Leveraging Big Data on Campus cc:
  1.  The evidence is now clear that the White House and Devin Nunes worked together to halt the Russia investigation:
  1.  Watch the trailer for Al Gore's new climate change documentary that takes aim at Trump
  1.  This Is Why More Black Women Are Not Attending Engineering School
  1.  The unlikely-sounding successor to America's climate leadership will probably be China. ... https://t.co/AoM0VL2V87
  1.  The government just gave your ISP even more power. Here's how to fight back.  ... DLL Editor's note -- Other privacy strategies posted by Gizmodo
  1.  How Donald Trump could still undermine Obamacare. ... https://t.co/123akdODOG
  1.  Overcoming Siloes to Use Data More Strategically
  1.  The AI revolution may take longer than some expect to spread to other industries from Silicon Valley. ... https://t.co/2UCkovRLVQ
  1.  As Canada becomes a bigger player in AI, companies like Google want to make sure they have a seat at the table ... https://t.co/t04bESph5k
  1.  How AI will power the future of life insurance ... https://t.co/AbeSiudzzq
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Want to revisit anything from day 1 of ? The videos are now live:

  1.  Foreign robots are invading factory floors in America. ... https://t.co/KmADIgGzSZ
  1.  Can a computer teach itself to distinguish skin cancer from a benign condition like acne, a mole, or a rash?
  1.  MOOCs, coding camps, flipped classrooms. Can we define quality in today? Read  ... https://t.co/eaZlk7RMeu

  1.  Degreed CEO David Blake wants to reward life-long learning
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  Watch Trump walk out of an executive order ceremony without signing any orders
  1.  'Not going to put it on our side': Trump's interior secretary raises doubt about border wall
  1.  .: Nunes Says He Held Russia Hearings Alone in His Apartment and They Went Great
  1.  Trump's approval rating plunged to 35% in just 69 days
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