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 …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 46

Uhhhh, ya think? This is what I thought when I first read this headline. I mean, who would have ever thought that people would lose an umbrella. It’s not like people set these things down and walk off and forget about them or anything. So, what is this company going to do to counteract this? Introduce 30 million more umbrellas …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 45

How fortuitous of WIRED to publish this article just in time for us to post in Tide TIPS. But seriously, haven’t you ever wondered what’s on the inside of these things? Sure, gun powder is an easy guess, but what the heck is even in that? Would you be shocked if I told you that fireworks involve lots of salts? …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 44

(Gene Simmons Voice) You keep on shoutin’, yeah yooooooou keep on shoutin’,  Iiiiiiiiiiii wanna trademark your fingers and get paid everydaaaaay. Ok, so that was a terrible take on “Rock N Roll All Nite”, but I think you get where we’re going. Gene Simmons, the frontman of the rock-n-roll band, KISS wants to trademark his “signature” hand gesture that can …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 43

I think this basically sums what we all know and what any girl that has ever dated me would confirm. Entrepreneur minded people just have different and unique personality traits than other people. So what if we would rather spend our dinner dates discussing how the restaurant’s business model could be improved? Well, now the people that conduct the personality …

Tide TIPS: Technology, Innovation, Patents, Startups Volume 42

As a gas grill guy, it pains me to write this, but I have to agree with science. Charcoal is the better way to grill. You see, charcoal is practically pure carbon. This means it has tons of energy to release when ignited, and can, therefore, burn at higher temperatures than gas. Because of these high temperatures, those drippings from …