Sunday, September 03, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/2/17

Last update: Sunday 9/3/17 @ 7:15 pm
This week's cover = FDA Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment ($475,000) ... Other stories = IFA 2017 ... Google's ARCore SDK will put augmented reality on Android phones ... North Korea detonates H-bomb

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 9/2/17

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

Cover Story ... FDA approves gene therapy +++++++
  1.  The has approved a revolutionary cancer therapy that uses genetically-engineered immune cells. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street journal, NY Times, NPR, Bloomberg, LA Times, The Verge ... and FDA
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1.  I just signed up on to Postpone the 2017 White House HBCU Week Conference - please join me & RT: ...
  1.  One of the oldest HBCUs in the country could fold in September - Amsterdam News ...
  1.  $1.8M National Science Foundation grant will support Transforming Education through Active Learning (TEAL) at .
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen
  1.  Report: 15+ hours of work per week can hold students back
  1.   The 12 most innovative colleges for adult learners - because most schools aren't ready for students over 25.
  1.  Creative solutions are using to decrease the cost of printing ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Course evaluation - Centralize or Deceltralize???  ...
  2.  . and are teaming up to offer a six-week MOOC around the role of MOOCs and in teaching ...
C. Info Tech  ... 2 * Dozen
Top Story #1 ... IFA 2017 +++++++++
  1.  Here's all the big launches from IFA 2017 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, CNET, TechCrunch, Gizmodo

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Top Story #2 ... Google's ARCore +++++++++
  1.  Google's got a plan to put splashy AR powers on millions of Android phones  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, MIT Tech Review, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Mashable, TechRepublic, PCMag, CNET, The Verge ... and Google
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  1.  Cortana and Alexa have partnered to become a Cortalexa of sorts. Which is cool, sure, but they're missing one thing ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Recode, TechRepublic, GeekWire, Computerworld
  1.  What you thought you understood about the world map is wrong
  1.  Much-hyped human DNA editing study under fire   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Nature, Science, MIT TECH Review, Motherboard
  1.  Harvey marks the most extreme rain event in U.S. history ...
  1.  Flood-ravaged Houston residents wonder: ‘Where are we supposed to go?’ A look at scenes from Harvey’s aftermath ... `
  1.  Hurricanes of the future will make Harvey look small by comparison
  1.  Apple's iPhone 8 event is officially Sept. 12 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, CNET ... EVENT
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  An artificial intelligence boom has helped turn this 24-year-old tech company into Silicon Valley's hottest prospect ...
  1.  Amazon doesn't sweat competitors, but every other company needs to answer the Amazon question
  1.  UBS virtual currency group adds six more financial institutions
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  It's about to become even easier to issue blockchain-based coins
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1.  711 million email addresses ensnared in "largest" malware spambot
  1.  465,000 patients need software updates for their hackable pacemakers, per FDA ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
Science and technology policies ...
Top Story  #3... North Korean H-bomb +++++++++
  1.  North Korea claims to have detonated powerful hydrogen bomb for missile that can reach U.S. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Guardian, LA Times, CNN
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Political context ...
  1.  Trump's unsent Comey firing letter complained Comey wouldn't clear him in Russia probe: report   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Vox
  1.  Hundreds of CEOS and business leaders have signed a letter urging Trump not to scrap DACA  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET
  1.  GOP amendment would defund Mueller's Trump-Russia probe
  1.  Flashback: 20 Texas GOP congressmen and both senators voted against Sandy relief
  1.  Analysis: Why it seems like North Korea is launching missiles all the time now ... To
  1.  Trump officials slash advertising, grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act insurance ...
  1.  Robert Mueller is bringing an IRS financial crimes unit into the Russia investigation
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen + 2
  1.  Life lesson in grace + values over $. raises $154K after turning down $125k from Uber
  1.  The Chicago Community Trust has awarded CodeNow an Inspiring Philanthropy grant! We thank you for your support!
  1.   VR concerts, digital discovery. Panelists at General Assembly talked music and tech
  1.  Pairing + collaboration. Now at . Great turnout. Thx for organizing tonight's event!
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  These women entrepreneurs created a fake male cofounder to dodge startup sexism  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PCMag
  1.  For diversity in tech, leaders must be intentional, tech community says via
  1.  Code2040 is helping tech companies confront their hiring practices and build diversity
Founders, techs, and execs
  1.  Daughter of the first African-American to build a billion-dollar company exposes boys of color to STEM opportunities
Code & Coders
  1.  ... Detailed review of the first course of 's Deep Learning specialization on Coursera: ...

  1.  ... Bootcamps and Online Courses vs a CS Degree. See what 7 experts said. Thx to , via
  1.  ... Book considers the impact of Silicon Valley on higher education via ...
  1.  Software and IT services is the-highest paying industry: ...
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 1
  1.  The Age of Nuclear Multipolarity ... via - ...
  1.  Coding boot camps are an add-on to a college degree (opinion)
  1.  Making the Case for a University-Level Approach to Continuing Education
  1.  Return of the online predators: is it time to shut down all for-profit institutions? (opinion)
  1.  Opinion | The deal Trump wanted with Russia ... via ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Rebuilding the foundations of quantum theory has been almost too successful (via ) ...
  1.  Can Venture Capital be saved? Here thoughts from and : ...
  1.  Big Tech's blackballing of neo-Nazi sites shows who controls the internet

  1.  North Korea's missile launch over Japan was a provocation for reasons beyond the launch itself ... `
  1.  Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict
  1.  Google’s fighting hate and trolls with a dangerously mindless A.I.
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 4
  1.  New details emerge about the Kushners' troubled finances and overseas fundraising efforts
  1.  White House acknowledges Trump lied about ‘witnessing first hand’ the devastation of Harvey
  1.  Former top Trump adviser Paul Manafort’s overseas political work involved a notable patron: a Russian oligarchn ...
  1.  Authorities Urge Louisiana Residents To Evacuate Dangerous Lower Income Brackets
  1.  Exclusive: Top Trump Organization official asked Putin administration for help with business deal ...
  1.  Trump defends Arpaio pardon, assumed "ratings would be far higher" by announcing during hurricane ...
  1.  Treasury Dept inspector launches probe of Mnuchin's flight to Fort Knox before solar eclipse
  1.  Awesome: Trump Pledging $1 Million in Personal Funds to Harvey Relief ... `
  1.  "Art of the Deal" co-author: Trump won't actually donate $1 million to Harvey victims

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@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25 ... :-(
  1.  After reading the false reporting and even ferocious anger in some dying magazines, it makes me wonder, WHY? All I want to do is !
  1.  With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other.
  1.  The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!
  1.  North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States.....
  1.  ..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success.
  1.  South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!
  1.  I will be meeting General Kelly, General Mattis and other military leaders at the White House to discuss North Korea. Thank you.
    1.  The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea.

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