Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 14

Last week, Google held its biggest ever hardware event, and Google aficionados everywhere are still rejoicing. During this event, Google rolled out their new “by Google” smartphones, Google Home smart speakers, new wireless routers, and new 4K Chromecast. The emphasis of the event was on synergy, as these devices will work seamlessly with one another. If this concept seems familiar, …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 13

This sounds like something out of a strange children’s book, but oddly enough it is real life. Toyota has created a baby robot, called the Kirobi Mini, that can react to human interactions and care. It was created after a similar robot was originally created as a companion for Japanese astronauts. The Kirobi Mini will hit shelves sometime next year, …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 12

Have you ordered something recently that came in a uniquely cool and awesome package? One that made you feel like you were receiving a present? Then you probably owe your thanks to Lumi. Haven’t heard of them? Lumi is a web-platform that lets small to mid-sized E-commerce companies quickly and easily design custom packaging for their products. Aside from helping …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 11

You know those shoes that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future? Yes, the ones that tied themselves when he stepped in them? Yeah, those literally exist now thanks to Nike. The new Nike HyperAct shoe will be the first self-lacing shoe to be commercially available. You can get a pair starting November 28. You can get them before …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 10

Maybe because they’re exploding? Batteries must have gotten wind of last week’s volume, as it seems they have declared revenge. Samsung is the current target, and due to exploding batteries, have recalled the new Galaxy Note 7 phone. Exploding batteries are due to manufacturers pushing the limit of batteries’ ability. Scientists say we have already achieved nearly 90 percent of …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 9

50 years ago, people thought that by now we would have flying cars. Well, they were wrong. You would, however, think that we would have better batteries than we do now. I mean seriously scientists, get your priorities in order. Well, as the MIT Technology Review points out, it isn’t necessarily about prioritizing the research, but more about funding said …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 8

If the answer to that question is no, then you are doing it all wrong. Your brand identity lives and dies with your ability to explain what it is you do, why you do it, and how it is of value to others. Realistically, you need to be able to get this done in a sentence. Minimum words, maximum meaning, …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 7

Ever feel like that to-do list of yours never gets any shorter? That no matter what you do, you just can’t cross off that last item? Whether you are a time-crunched startup owner, or a researcher that can run out of time before realizing it, we can all benefit from a productivity tip. Shockingly, in 1918, a productivity consultant named …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 6

Wearable tech has been growing in popularity for the past several years. So, the fact it made its way to the Olympics should come as no surprise. From cyclists to gymnasts, athletes from a wide range of events are sporting – pun oh so intended – bits of technology that help them optimize their performance. Wearable tech wasn’t just for …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 5

Since Kickstarter busted on the scene, crowdfunding has exploded in popularity. I’d dare to say most people know the word crowdfunding by now. I would also dare to say that most people don’t know the depth to which the word extends. Crowdfunding is now much more than just Kickstarter. This article from TechCo, will help you grasp the basics of …