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


Tide TIPS: Volume 42

You are reading Tide TIPS, a weekly round-up of all things Technology, Innovation, Patent, and Startup related.


Science Says Charcoal The Way to Go

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 the meat fall and hit the briquettes are then vaporized right back into the meat. This is how you get the good flavor. So, as summer cranks up, know that science has solved this all-important debate. But, I will still probably die on this hill anyway. (Wired)

Coming to Silicon Valley Near You…

I know, that sounds odd. However, one day in the not too distant future it could be true. The former CEO of a little app called Evernote, Phil Libin, had a great idea to decentralize the innovation hub and bring the funding and infrastructure to communities around the globe. He will set up a platform that people with ideas can pitch to the platform in exchange for funding, infrastructure, expertise. With this, I’d like to send an open invite to Mr. Libin to put a center right here in Tuscaloosa. The weather is great, the scenery is beautiful, and the food is phenomenal. Also, there’s that whole college football thing. Oh, Phil. I’m totally going to annoy the heck out of you on Twitter this week. (Newsweek)

Netflix and Sleep

Every night as I go to bed, I turn on Netflix and determine what I will fall asleep to. This has resulted in me seeing “The Office” at least 50 times all the way through. And every time, it still sucks when Michael leaves. But, I just can’t seem to fall asleep without copious amounts of workroom antics and “That’s what she said” jokes. This article tells me that isn’t good practice. Not the cringe-worthy jokes, but that technology isn’t conducive to a good night of sleep. I will say that this is a pretty nifty infographic on how technology affects your ability to catch some Z’s. So, I’m willing to compromise and at least use a sleep timer. (Hubspot)

It’s Not Millennials’ Fault

We will close with the article I couldn’t agree more with. Mainly because I’m a millennial. Seriously, we do hear this a lot. Millennials are the lazy, entitled, and social media obsessed generation that seems to be good for nothing. Well, that’s not our fault. At least according to this article. It is really the leadership’s fault. Just because millennials aren’t exactly like the previous two generations, doesn’t mean we aren’t capable of excelling. Today’s leaders just need to make sure they are talking to their millennial employees correctly. So, as a sign of good faith, I’ll break it down with a reference you Boomers might understand. What we have here is a failure to communicate. (Mashable)

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