Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 25

Unfortunately, it’s not the tech you probably hoping. So, all you Dolores fanboys just pump the breaks. Last week Microsoft was awarded a patent entitled, “MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING A FLEXBLE HINGE STRUCTURE.” So, what they are making are those awesome folding phones that all the employees were seen using. I must admit, those were pretty sweet and I really …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 24

Time and time again, new entrepreneurs come to our office and ask us some variation of this question. Time and time again, we give a very lawyer-esque answer: “It depends.” This is actually just code for we aren’t venture capitalists, so we don’t really know. However, there are people that do know and those people can be found in this …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 23

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have certainly at least heard of the new Star Wars movie. In case you are confused, the movie takes place before the first ever movie, Episode IV: A New Hope. The plot centers around a band of rebels stealing the plans for the infamously not a moon Death Star. Obviously, they …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 22

Have you ever heard the saying big ships turn slowly? Often, you will hear this in reference to big organizations trying to implement new processes or introduce new products. Because of this, many large companies are now putting together smaller more agile teams to solve problems and create new products. This is an interesting concept we have been exploring and …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 21

Just in the last hour I’ve been unsupervised writing this tip I’ve booked two flights, watched four puppy videos, and created a new Spotify playlist instead of working (please don’t dock my pay). With dozens of distractions and reasons to not focus on work, how do freelancers and entrepreneurs that work on their own time get anything done? Fast Company …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 20

Anything at all you may need, there’s an app for that. Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store boast two million-plus apps. Many of today’s millionaires made their fortunes developing apps, yet there is still room in the market for new ideas and more millions to be made. So how do apps that seem simple, like Instagram and Snapchat, become …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 19

In case you haven’t heard, Snapchat now makes their own hardware in the form of sunglasses. These glasses are outfitted with a camera that can snap quick pictures or a ten second video and post them wirelessly to your Snapchat account. Their appearance is rather goofy and flamboyant. It’s almost like spy gear bred with hippie attire and the offspring …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 18

Whether it’s a deep bellow or high pitched shrill, we all know that one person who can snore louder than the everyone we know. This is especially problematic with the holidays coming and long stays at the in-laws in the near future. Yes, snoring is quite annoying, obnoxious, and whatever other adjective you want to insert when you’re trying to …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 17

*IF the whole system is hacked (not rigged). 31 of the great states use the Internet to collect votes, and like everything on the Internet, these processes are vulnerable to hacking. Why allow Internet voting at all? Most of the states only rely on it in order to receive military and overseas voters. However, this doesn’t secure the votes. Since …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 16

Sam Walton is unquestionably one of the most successful businessmen of the last century. He was certainly one of the richest people of the last 100 years. In fact, the dude was so rich that when he died and his fortune was split between several kids, they instantly became members of the top 20 richest people alive. But, Ole Sam …