Sunday, August 27, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/26/17

Last update: Sunday 8/27/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Highlights of Solar Eclipse 2017 ... Other top stories = Howard University appoints Comey to endowed chair for one year ... Samsung stakes reputation on Note 8 ... Amazon slashes prices at Whole Foods

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/26/17

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

This week's TECH ==> Magazine

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech

Cover Story ... #SolarEclipse2017 +++++++++
  1.  Missed the ? Watch ’s cross-continent movie instead ... DLL Editor's note -- Visual highlights of the eclipse also provided by NYTimes (360 degrees via cell phone), Wired, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Digital Trends, GeekWire, Gizmodo, The Verge, CNET

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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen 
Top Story #1 ... Meet Howard U's Prof. Comey +++++++++
  1.  James Comey takes lecture post at Howard University  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse Issues, Washington Post, Afro American, Washington Times, Blavity, DiversityInc, NPR, TheRoot ... and Howard University
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  1.  Hampton Student Builds Bridge between Young Black Girls and the Sciences
  1.  Xiaohe Yang in @DrugDiscoveryDrug for research on diabetes drugs w/ potential for use w/ breast cancer.
  1.  BCU scientist behind NOAA total eclipse imagery - St. Louis American ...
  1.  White House to Proceed with HBCU Conference, Despite Black Lawmakers' Request to Postpone It - via Atlanta Black Star ...
  1.  CBC, HBCU Leaders Unsure If Attending White House HBCU Summit Is A Good Idea

B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1.  Even with affirmative action, blacks and Hispanics are more underrepresented at top colleges than 35 years ago ... To
  1.  Our best blogs of 2017: Explore the you should be reading!
  1.  We asked CIOs how they're exploring the potential of IoT tech in higher ed and heading off challenges along the way:
  1.  73% of faculty in our Teaching with Tech Survey said technology has made their jobs "easier" or "much easier":
  1.  Anthropologist examines how for-profits wrought change among law schools
  1.  Public universities show progress in faculty diversity except for African-Americans in STEM via ...
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Analytics ... 
  1.  Data analytics 101 - Class students need today to be ready for tomorrow  . ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Infographic: Research shows seeking more support, career services
  1.  Collaboration in classes helps prepare students for potential careers. ...
C. Info Tech ... Dozen + 6
  1.  Sick-cell disease has long been underserved by the medical establishment. That may be about to change. ...
  1.  Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins approval to dig a two-mile test tunnel in California
  1.  . launches are getting less exciting. That's a good thing!  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, The Verge
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Top Story #2 ... Samsung's Note 8 +++++++++
  1.  Samsung stakes its reputation on the new Note 8 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, Mashable, NY Times, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, TechRepublic, TheNextWeb, CNET ... and Samsung's "Official Introduction" video
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Top Story  #3... Amazon/Whole Foods prices +++++++++
  1.  Amazon is slashing prices at Whole Foods starting on Monday. And Amazon Prime will be the customer rewards program.  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Business insider, ZDNet, Washington Post, The Verge, Recode, GeekWire
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  1.  Andreessen leads new funding in artificial intelligence startup
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  IBM wants to use the technology that underlies bitcoin to prevent major foodborne outbreaks via ...
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Everything from modeling efforts to individual weather forecasts are getting a boost from machine learning. ...
  1.  Researchers find major security flaws with popular industrial, home robots
  1.  Microsoft built a hardware platform for real-time AI ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, VentureBeat
  1.  Cobots: For robots to work with people, they must understand people via ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1.  FBI arrest Chinese national linked to OPM data breach malware
  1.  Court rules anti-Trump site will have to hand over information to the Feds  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Gizmodo
  1.  Fourth US Navy collision this year raises suspicion of cyber-attacks
Science and technology policies ...
  1.  Musk, tech leaders urge UN to ban AI-powered lethal autonomous weapons   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Fast Company, The Verge, M.I.T. Technology Review, PCMag
Political context ...
  1.  North Korea used multiple-rocket launchers on Saturday to fire missiles that could hit U.S. military bases ...
  1.  A white nationalist fired a gun at the Charlottesville rally. A video shows nearby police officers didn't budge. ...
  1.  Obamacare plans will be sold in every part of the U.S. next year ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times
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D. Hackers ...As ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Fostering all ages of & developers in Chicago . Quiet rooms to build/Learn:
  1.  Tech Divas Olivia and Kaelyn, making up Group 3, fully break down their lines of code in Python!

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  "Diversity of thought really injects creativity into the field [of AI]."  ...
  1.  Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber ...
  1.  Promising New Software Reduces Unconscious Bias In Hiring, But Investors Are Dismissive |
  1.  .’s new diversity report shows you can’t make progress without transparency
  1.  Uber partners with Girls Who Code to fight for greater diversity in tech  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1.  Done waiting. Thanks for telling the story of those of us creating paths to opportunity in tech. ...
Founders, techs, and execs
  1.  These Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Coworking Space Industry ...
Code & Coders
  1.  Open source professionals are more in demand than ever
  1.  These are the Android Oreo features you need to know about  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, NY Times, VentureBeat, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, Recode, Fast Company, The Verge, TechRepublic, ComputerWorld, Digital Trends, PCMag, TheNextWeb, Mashable, Engadget
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1.  A manifesto on how students and institutions can survive and thrive in the digital age via ...
  1.  Microcredentials, MicroMasters, and Nanodegrees: What’s the Big Idea?
  1.  Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?
  1.  Eight Strategies to Reduce Risk in Non-Degree Program Development by
  1.  How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature via ...

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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Why this data scientist loses sleep over the growing power of algorithms (in education and life). ...
  1.  Coding bootcamps promised humanities majors a way into the tech world. But now 2 large programs are shutting down. ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News ... Dozen + 4
  1.  "It's kind of a safe zone for Trump supporters." Inside Trump's Washington hotel: ...
The many faces of Trump ... 
"Actually you both scare the crap out of me"
  1.  Michael Che: 'On behalf of black people everywhere, we don't know this fool'
  1.  Analysis: Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses
  1.  The treasury secretary’s wife just apologized for a "highly insensitive" Instagram post ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times
  1.  Oh, this just keeps getting better.

  1. On Aug. 9, Trump accused McConnell of bungling health care (We deleted tweet that they "have not spoken in weeks")
  1.  Breitbart's editor-in-chief was tricked by an absurdly fake Steve Bannon email account
  1.  Trump: ‘We Will Fight In Afghanistan Until Victorious, Or I Change My Mind, Get Distracted, Look Bad, Or Get Bored’
  1.  Breaking News: Mitch McConnell, the Senate leader, privately doubts whether Trump can salvage his administration ...

  1.  Senator John McCain denounced President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio: "No one is above the law." ...
  1.  Congratulations to and to for pardoning him, two forgettable little hateful men who will be sad footnotes in history.
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@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25... :-(
  1.  The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, there was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally.....
  1.  Replying to  ...(enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion - V.A. (respectful and strong). Too bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!
  1.  I am pleased to inform you that I have just granted a full Pardon to 85 year old American patriot Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He kept Arizona safe!
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