Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 10

iPhone users, you may want to stop pressing the “I’ll update later” button. Apple iOS 12 has some great secret features that are worth the update. If you have AirPods, you can go to the settings and change them into hearing aids, magnifying people’s voices. The camera also has a new feature where if you hard press it, you can …

Tide Tips: Technology, Innovation, Patents and Startups C2: Volume 9

With mental health being so talked about and recognized these days, it’s not surprising that people have grabbed the business opportunity in supporting people going through hardships. A new startup called MentalHappy has created a really unique product idea to help make the workplace more friendly to the employees that may be struggling. They have come out with a product …

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 …