Sunday, June 04, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/3/17

Last update: Sunday 6/4/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Paris climate change accords  ... Other top stories = Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2017 ... Intel produces 18-core CPUs for games ... Putin says Russian artists, patriots may have hacked U.S. elections

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 6/3/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... blah blah ++++++++++++ 

  1.  Breaking: Trump pulls United States out of landmark Paris climate agreement ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN
Some initial negative comments on Mr. Trump's decision ... from BloombergWiredNew YorkerBusiness InsiderM.I.T Tech ReviewRecodeFast CompanyGizmodoArs Technica 

Subsequent negative comments from ...Economist, Joseph Stiglitz, Washington Post

  1.  French president delivered a stinging rebuke to Trump's climate decision — in English ...
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

... DLL Editor's note -- This is commencement season for HBCUs, so their current news is mostly about graduation ceremonies and celebrations ... HBCU announcements about their STEM achievements will pick up next week ... :-)

B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1.  ICYMI: Read 's recent testimony, "Reforms to Increase Transparency in Higher Education" ... To
  1.  Some experts are pessimistic that training and learning systems will meet 21st-century demands in the next decade
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  ICYMI, our most read story this week: New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World
  1.  QM and Eduventures released a report on the results of their survey on the Changing Landscape of Online Education
  1.  New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World
  1.  XuetangX: the Chinese MOOC platform that many in the U.S. have never heard of is among the world's 5 largest players ...
  1.  Southern New Hampshire U lays off part-time staffers in reorganization effort ...
  1.  “It’s a real crossroads moment for higher education” ... message
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6

Top Story #1 ... Meeker 2017 ++++++++++++++
  1.  Read Mary Meeker’s essential 2017 Internet Trends report  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, ZDNet, Recode, Inside Higher Ed, Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Fast Company
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Top Story #2 ... Intel's 18 cores +++++++++++
  1.  Intel will begin selling chips with as many as 18 processing cores aimed at gamers  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PCMag, Engadget, Ars Technica, Wired, TechCrunch, Gizmodo
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  1.  Everything we expect from Apple's biggest event ... MONDAY!!! ... DLL Editor's note -- Speculations about WWDC 2017 also provided by TheNextWeb, Fast Company, Wired, ZDNet, Digital Trends
  1.  Raspberry Pi's tiny but beefy rival: UP Core can run full Windows 10
  1.  New ultra-strong antibiotic means we’re not all gonna die quite yet
  1.  SoftBank's ARM announces new chip design aimed at cracking the Intel stronghold
  1.  One of Crispr’s creators wrestles with her role in inventing the gene-editing tool
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  Software can sift through 12,000 commercial-loan contracts in seconds. Human teams need 360,000 hours ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Study says self-driving cars will create a $7 trillion 'passenger economy'  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by zDNet
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  “It’s inevitable that [humans and machines] will complement each other.” ...
  1.  "Computing power is a bottleneck right now for machine learning.” ...
  1.  This is when the leading researchers in AI think AI will be better and cheaper than humans at a variety of tasks. ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  Cyberweapons are now in play: From US sabotage of a North Korean missile test to hacked emergency sirens in Dallas
  1.  Suspected hackers from North Korea are trying a tricky new tactic ...
  1.  Basically all of the early reporting on XP and Wannacry now seems to be wrong. ...
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  High-tech weaponry: How to build cheaper smart weapons via ...
D. Hackers ... Dozen = 2
  1.  The cup reception here at

  1.  Today was an amazing day for Blue1647! presented awards to organizations $1 million dollars in Grants at our new location!
  1.  Startup communities of Harlem NYC & Haarlem Netherlands finally together at .
  1.  . Enjoying the at the in Harlem with Haarlem, The Netherlands. . Such fun!

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  onnie Johnson, inventor of Super Soaker, gives back to future engineers
  1.  Read our interactive Annual Report: Shaping a More Inclusive Future Through Tech ...
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Free software is suffering because coders don't know how to write documentation
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Seven Steps to Preparing for Online Education
  1.  Elon Musk: Automation Will Force Universal Basic Income:
  1.  A New Global Model: The Micro-Campus ...
  1.  Amazon’s brick-and-mortar bookstores aren't built for people who actually read, writes:
  1.  The real economic puzzle of our time.
  1.  This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide:
  1.  After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter? - The Chronicle of Higher Education via ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.? ... via NY Times ...
  1.  London’s Brexit apocalypse is nowhere in sight
  1.  Eight months in the making, the final piece in my Data Science Career Guide for : the full curriculum. ...
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen -2

Top Story #3 ... Putin's "artists/patriots" ++++++++++
  1.  Putin hints Russian "artists" may have hacked the US election. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Fast Company, ZDNet, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Insider

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ICYMI @POTUS: Pittsburgh has not been a smoggy "coal/steel town" in 30 years ...
  1.  "A case of careless alliteration": Trump picked precisely the wrong place in singling out Pittsburgh yesterday via
  1.  Lawsuits Currently Being Pursued By White House Counsel
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