Sunday, December 03, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/2/17

Last update: Sunday 12/3/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = North Korea launches ICBM that can reach Anywhere, USA ... Other stories = Musk builds world's largest battery ... Bitcoin tops $10,000 ...Microsoft will replace old HQ with new HQ

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 12/2/17

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

#EdTech Calendar  ... TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... North Korea's latest ICBM +++++++++
  1. Early estimates show the missile could reach any part of the continental US. So what now? ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, CNN, NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, New Yorker
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A. HBCUs ... Quarter-Dozen + 1
  1. Winston-Salem State University gets grant for diabetes prevention program ...
  1. President Ruth J. Simmons has bold plans for "The Hill". She recently sat down with to talk about them. Check out the article:
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 2
  1. Our Nov/Dec issue is out! Great stories on how to be a futurist, next-gen student transcripts, tips for aspiring CIOs and more, plus the results of our 2017 Salary Survey:
  1. Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures
  1. Download the 2017 Survey of Provosts, and Chief Academic Officers Learning

  1. Make College Free? Not So Fast. New Study Shows That Students Are Helped by Making College Better, Not Cheaper via ...
  1. Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. "Data can help students choose courses where they are most likely to succeed, benchmark their progress with peers and more. Why go through college in a vacuum when there is information available to help guide you?"
  2. Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Colleges are thinking small when it comes to experimenting with new types of programs
  1. Dozens of professors and university officials co-write book on best practices for online learning via ...
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 4
Top Story #1 ... World's largest battery +++++++++
  1. Elon Musk has built the world's largest battery in Australia's outback, but rivals may soon take that title away ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Mashable, Vox,
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Top Story  #3 ... Microsoft's new HQ +++++++++
  1. Microsoft unveils plans for a new modern headquarters ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, ZDNet, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Bloomberg
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. “If even half of what is in that letter is true, it would be an injustice for Waymo to go to trial.” ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Recode, Fast Company, ZDNet, Recode
  1. AT&T is facing a U.S. antitrust suit over its Time Warner deal ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Fast Company, The Verge, Engadget, ZDNet

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Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. Shell says it will cut its carbon emissions in half by midcentury by investing more in renewable fuels .
  1. Google, the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy, is purchasing even more
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
Top Story #2 ... Bitcoin tops $10,000 ... +++++++++
  1. Bitcoin hits $10,000 because ceilings are just a construct, man ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fortune, Business Insider, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Recode, TechCrunch
  1. Bitcoin’s wild ride: a rally, a rout and exchange outages
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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...
  1. How Capital One builds its AI and machine learning efforts on AWS by Direct message
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, PCMag, CNET
  1. The most damaging software vulnerabilities of 2017, so far
  1. Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Bloomberg, The Verge, Gizmodo, Mashable, PCMag, Motherboard, Engadget, CNET, TechCrunch, Ars Technica ... and the update's flows via Wired, Engadget
  1. Uber was hit with a massive breach that the company decided to conceal for more than a year ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, ZDNet, The Verge, Motherboard, Engadget, Fast Company, VentureBeat
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 4
  1. Connect with your NSBE Family TODAY! Introducing NSBE NOW, our first ever mobile application designed by us, for us. Check out for more information!
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Silicon Valley's diversity efforts get mired in scandal
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. For the fifth year in a row, the will be celebrated in all Apple stores across the country! ... To
  1. Don't fully understand how Neural Networks work? Check out Ben Gorman's Introduction to Neural Networks tutorial on our blog: ...
  1. . will help shape the second term of Udacity's robotics software engineer nanodegree program ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Nvidia
  1. 📈 by Machine learning fundamentals via linear regression ...
  1. The 10 companies that pay AI engineers the most
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. . has casually unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software. ...
  1. AI innovation will trigger the robotics network effect ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. IT jobs in 2020: Preparing for the next industrial revolution
  1. Did you miss ? -- Who controls AI in Higher Ed, and Why It Matters (part 1) ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 1
  1. The GOP tax bills seem almost tailor-made to enrich President Trump and people like him, writes ...
  1. Republicans only circulated their 500-page tax bill hours before the vote. Read it here.
  1. New GOP Plan Offers Tax Breaks On All Contributions Tucked Into Congressmen’s Suit Breast Pocket
  1. A Victory For The Middle Class: The GOP Tax Bill Requires All Eviction Notices To Come With An Explanation Of Trickle-Down Economics
  1. Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, November 29th ... via ... Caption ==> "He was a star, now he's a black hole." ... To
  1. Replying to  It was a rare rebuke by an ally of the United States
Fake news/hate news retweeted by @POTUS ...

    1. VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches! ...
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    @POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 

    1. The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
    2. Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
    1. I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!Assign To
    2. I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!
    1. ., don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!

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