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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 15

Where were you last Tuesday at 9:12 a.m.? You might not remember, but Google soon will. Google was granted a patent this week titled “systems and methods for generating a user location history”. The intention is to identify your location by collecting data from your devices’ search history, email history, photographs taken, social media posts, even receipts from mobile payments. …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …