Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 29

In honor of Tide TIPS-day falling on Valentine’s Day, we are doing an entire post about the intersection of love and our beloved TIPS. To kick things off, we have a couple of patent applications, that are, to put it bluntly, patently absurd. During my research, I found two patents that claim to help people find love, with one even …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 28

If there’s one real-world application college has taught me, it’s how to control my breath after sprinting to class and up three flights of stairs.  But a new innovation from CuteCircuit could give me away, as they’ve designed a dress that changes color with the wearer’s breathing patterns. The dress features graphene-enhanced sensors connected to a microprocessor that analyzes the …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 27

That’s probably something you never thought that you would read. Seriously, how could a guy who has helped revolutionize online payments with PayPal, sent rockets into space with SpaceX, and is causing a huge paradigm shift in the vehicle industry with Tesla, ever be described as boring? Ok, Ok. The jig is up and the mystery of homophones isn’t as …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 26

What does this mean? Well, to put it simply, it means that companies will send a spacecraft to land on an asteroid, and literally collected chunks of the asteroid and bring it back to Earth. Why would anyone want to do this, you may ask. Well, asteroids are made of dense rare metals like gold metal and platinum. (They also …

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 …