Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 56

This might be the best day yet. There has been an app that is created to let you know where the best, working McDonald’s ice cream machine is. Never again are we going to have to get up and drive to McDonald’s and face the disappointing feeling of the ice cream machines being broken. Hope this brightens your Tuesday! (Inc) …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 55

We are always looking for improvement and for me, it’s writing. You’re always writing. I am writing right now, you could be or are about to write a text or email. However, we sometimes don’t even realize the mistakes that are made in our own writing. By using these simple tips we can significantly improve our writing habits every single day. (Entrepreneur) …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 54

I’ll admit that I never understood the hoopla about meetings before my professional career got going. I even thought that meetings used to be pretty fun. Boy, was I wrong. There is nothing worse than being in a meeting that gets off the rails quickly. Luckily, you are a faithful Tide TIPS reader, so we won’t let you lead anything …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 53

Do you ever get an email or hear an expression that essentially sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you? Apparently a fourth of America feels the same about this common workplace phrase. Avoid office drama and spice up your expression bank with these alternatives. (Hubspot) It’s no secret that college game days bring thousands of spectators to college campuses …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 52

Last year patents from the 10 largest car manufacturers were up 110%. This is because all of these companies want to make and protect the next big thing that will be ubiquitous in the automotive industry. Companies that patent the next big idea will not only have the advantage of being the first to market, but they can also generate …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 51

If you’re anything like me, then you get absurdly –even unreasonably I admit, mad when wifi doesn’t work. I get less mad when it’s slow. The next generation of wifi promises to do both of these things much better than today’s current hardware. From downloading a movie in seconds to getting your wifi through the lights in your ceiling, the …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 50

I more than anyone can relate to boring people by trying to explain what I do for a living. Heck, I still don’t think I’ve explained it well enough for my mom to understand. If you work in a non-traditional role, like technology transfer or free lance writing, it can be hard and boring to explain to people what you …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 49

I’m sure by now that you have heard of the fidget spinner. The toy every kid wants, and many adults have. What you may not know about the toy, is how it was created and its subsequent patent. The inventor, Catherine Hettinger, thought of the toy after a trip to India to help keep troublemaking little boys out of trouble. …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 48

Unless you have been living under a figurative or literal rock, you have probably heard that there will be a solar eclipse happening later this month. Just so everyone is on the same page, a solar eclipse is when the moon blocks out the light from the sun. Even though the Moon is roughly 400 times smaller than the sun, …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 47

It’s been a while since we’ve had a to-do list/productivity post. If you are a frequent reader of Tide TIPS then you know that these are probably my favorite posts to read/make fun of. I think I make fun of them because people read these and think they will magically turn into a super high productivity person. I’ll admit, that …