Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 8

With Lyft and Uber constantly competing for rides, Lyft looked for a way to pull ahead and be the app that users opened first when needing a ride. They decided to join the likes of Amazon, Spotify, and many more by testing out a new subscription membership. Uber has also started to try and test this idea, but Lyft is …

Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 7

Now, you may not have to beg your friends to come let you into the dorms because you forgot your wallet. Last Monday, Apple came out with their new next-generation operating systems for the iPhone and Apple Watch. One of the new features that will arrive this fall is the addition of student ID cards to the Apple Wallet. Six …

Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 6

Thought facial recognition technology was high-tech? Imagine if you could be identified by your walk… Computer scientists have developed a new powerful footstep-recognition system called SfootBD that will be able to identify you by your individual gait. This technology has had impressive results, with the average results of identifying individuals at 100 percent and an error rate of just 0.7 …

Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 5

Madhuri Hegde, the chief scientific officer for laboratory services at PerkinElmer took an Uber ride and, when asked the normal question of “so what do you do?” began her spiel of the genetic tests her company had developed. The test screens for all 59 genes that play a role in 34 genetic disorders that can be prevented if caught early …

Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 4

Give a little bit, give a little bit of yourself to the world. If you didn’t sing that last sentence to the tune of Rodger Hodgson’s “Give A Little Bit” then we should start your life evaluation there. But I seriously couldn’t get this song out of my head as I read this article from Fast Company. I think consciously …

Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 3

Whether you’re already on the Apple Watch bandwagon or you’ve been on the fence, you’ll want to check out their new Series 4 Apple Watch predicted to come out this fall, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He believes that the new Apple Watch will have a longer battery life, a 15% larger display, and more health monitoring features. He …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups C2: Volume 2

With cancer still a leading cause of death in our country, technology has come a long way in helping to treat it. Physicians often need to look outside their systems to find similar cases to compare, but it can be difficult to obtain this outside information. Ken Tarkoff, CEO of San Francisco-based oncology software startup Syapse, has been working to …

5 Ways to Improve DNA Sequencing

During the past decade, genetic engineering has opened up a new and ever-expanding industry. This has evolved into industries such as genetically modified organisms to medical gene therapy to the possible future of editing humans that stemmed the thought of “designer babies”. The capstone technology of this emerging industry is DNA sequencing and genetic screening devices. Engineers and scientists are …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups C2: Volume 1

Unless you have been living under some sort of rock, you know that Amazon is looking for a new place to put their secondary headquarters. Last week, the internet behemoth released a short list of cities that are still in the running to nab what will certainly be a landmark economic driver. One thing all these cities had in common …

Cornerstone Draft

As if they don’t already have an impact on every other part of your life, Amazon wants to be involved in your reflection too. Recently, the company filed for a patent on a smart mirror concept that would help a user optimize what to wear in certain scenery and situations. Through a series of lights, cameras, screens and projectors the …