Day: September 1, 2020

Business Buzz: United We Eat gets a kitchen; Chamber has BUILD grant video | Local News

The Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the public debut of the 2020 BUILD Grant support video. The video was created to support Missoula County’s application in the federal grant program. The full video can be viewed on the Missoula Chamber’s BUILD Grant Initiative web page,

In 2019, the Chamber organized a trip for 19 members of the public and private sector to Washington, D.C., in support of Missoula’s application. That trip resulted in a $13 million grant — the only BUILD Grant awarded in Montana last year.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and travel restrictions, a trip to Washington, D.C., was not possible this year. The Chamber again volunteered to put together an advocacy effort in support of Missoula County. The Chamber brought together the members of last year’s delegation and, with the help of Paccom Media, produced a video sharing Missoula’s story and the need for further

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Ocean Protocol to perform token swap on August 21

OCEAN will move to a new ERC20 contract in preparation for network rewards and staking.

The Ocean Protocol Foundation (OPF) is conducting a token swap on August 21, 2020 at 2400 SGT / 1800 CET / 1200 ET. The token swap will allow for the activation of the full capabilities of Ocean technology for their upcoming v3 and v4 milestones, Data Tokens & Staking and Community Funding, respectively. 

The Ocean token contract will be upgraded and all Ocean token balances from the existing ERC20 Ocean contract will be migrated to a new ERC20 Ocean token contract automatically, with no actions required from token holders. 

After the token contract upgrade, the maximum total supply will be set to 1.41 billion Ocean tokens. The current circulating supply of approximately 350 million OCEAN will remain the same after the token swap. 

Why conduct a token swap?

Network rewards on Ocean is a milestone

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Dropbox launches password manager, computer backup, and secure ‘vaults’ out of beta

Dropbox is officially launching a handful of new consumer features out of beta today, along with some new tools for businesses.

The cloud storage giant first introduced its password manager — replete with a standalone mobile app for Android and iOS — back in June. Similar to other password management apps on the market, Dropbox Passwords stores and encrypts users’ online passwords and syncs them across all devices (desktop and mobile) so users don’t have to remember multiple login credentials.

Dropbox Passwords can also suggest strong, randomly generated, individual passwords for your online services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Dropbox itself.

Above: Dropbox Passwords mobile app

Dropbox Passwords is the result of last year’s acquisition of Massachusetts-based Valt, which swiftly shuttered its own apps ahead of integration with Dropbox. Dropbox Passwords is available to everyone on a Dropbox Plus or Professional subscription from today.

The San Francisco-based company is

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178 terabits per second is the new world record for internet speed

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Imagine being able to download the entire Netflix library, as it stands, in less than a second. This is far from being commercially available any time soon, but the record for the fastest internet speed in the world is now set at 178 terabits per second (Tbps), that is 178,000,000 megabits per second.

To bring things in perspective, the fastest available speed to consumers currently is 10Gbps in Japan. Even the connection developed by United States’ Energy Sciences Network maxes out at 400Gbps.

Engineers at KDDI Research, University College London, and Xtera have developed new technologies to pass through more data through the existing optical fiber setup. Most of the current infrastructure is capable of up to 4.5THz bandwidth, and some new technologies had raised it to 9THz. This new system raises it to a whopping 16.8THz.

The wider bandwidth is the result of

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This Was the Tech My Dad Banned in Our House When I Was a Kid

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.

Apple’s logo from 1977 to 1999.
Graphic: Apple (Other)

Where technology was concerned, my dad liked things that were cheap. He liked things that did what they supposed to do. And he didn’t like being hassled. Anything else, and he’d excommunicate an entire company it forever, even if the quality improved down the road. His victims were marked by derisive nicknames: Internet Exploder; Packard-Hell; America Offline. The man was fiercely stuck in his ways, and his frustrating quirks of consumption became the rule of law for our household growing up.

You see, my dad was a hardware engineer. He didn’t talk much about the work he did, which I think involved designing circuit boards and working on EMVs—those chips we all have in our debit and credit cards. But his real passion was computers: specifically, Windows-based computers. Gadgets have since become my passion, as well as the

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