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Brand Protection Tools You Need to Use
Brand Protection Tools You Need to Use
Water.io | Nov 08 2018
Brand protection is a severely overlooked aspect in most business. It is often brushed under the rug and not discussed in the depth is should be.
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RFID Success Stories
RFID Success Stories
Water.io | Nov 04 2018
RFID, or radio frequency identification, is a technology that allows unique tags placed on products to be read by a compatible reader. Generally, the reader can read the tag from up to a few feet away and does not need to be in the direct path of the tag.
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RFID Based Packaging
RFID Based Packaging
Water.io | Oct 28 2018
RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Essentially, RFID uses radio waves to read and communicate with specific information that is part of a tag on a certain product. The tag can then be read by a reader that can read the tag from nearby or a few feet away from the tag. The reader does not need to be in the direct path of the tag.
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Product Reordering
Product Reordering
Water.io | Oct 21 2018
Any company that makes or carries products will need to reorder products before they run out. Before new technology came to fruition that assist with the reordering process, employees at stores would need to manually track, manage, and re-order all products.
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What Is LoRa Network/Technology?
What Is LoRa Network/Technology?
Water.io | Oct 14 2018
LoRa Network and Technology were created by Semtech. The LoRa Networks takes the place of a cellular network and can be used in the public and private sector. LoRa uses a unique combination of long range and low power consumption that gives users better coverage and provides highly secure data transmissions when there is no cellular network or Wi-Fi available.
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5 Ways the Internet of Retail Will Change the Way You Shop
Consumer Engagement in 2018
Water.io | Oct 07 2018
In the simplest form, consumer engagement is when a company develops a purposeful relationship with their consumer base. The relationship helps to foster a sense of brand loyalty and keeps the customers interested and engaged with the company.
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5 Ways the Internet of Retail Will Change the Way You Shop
5 Ways the Internet of Retail Will Change the Way You Shop
Water.io | Oct 02 2018
The Internet of Retail has been gaining popularity over the last few years. Although you may not realize the changes in your shopping habits are due to technological advancements, the shifts we have seen in the retail industry over the last twenty years prove just how much shopping in stores have changed.
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5 Myths About the LoRa Network
5 Myths About the LoRa Network
Water.io | Sep 21 2018
The LoRa Network, created by Semtech, is a simple, yet complex technology that aims to take place of a cellular network. It can be used both publicly and privately through long range and low power consumption giving users improved coverage and highly secure data transmissions that does not require a Wi-Fi or wireless connection.
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NFC Success Stories
NFC Success Stories
Water.io | Sep 16 2018
NFC technology, or near-field communication, has gained some tracking in the past few years, particularly in the IoT and smart packaging industries. Any companies have begun to recognize the value and capabilities of NFC technology and begun to incorporate it into their products and smart packaging of those products.
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NFC Based Packaging
NFC Based Packaging
Water.io | Aug 26 2018
Although NFC (near-field communication) technology may sound confusing and complicated, the premise of NFC is quite simplistic. Essentially, this technology allows the transfer of data between different devices to happen without any Internet connection. Everything is done wirelessly.
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The Internet of Retail
The Internet of Retail
Water.io | Aug 19 2018
It is no surprise the IoT has showed in retail stores. Although you may not realize it, there have been significant shifts and changes in the last 20 years in the retail sector. Stores are becoming smart.
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The Importance of Consumer Engagement
The Importance of Consumer Engagement
Water.io | Aug 05 2018
Consumer engagement, or customer engagement, is defined as, “the means by which a company creates a relationship with its customer base to foster brand loyalty and awareness.
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Smarter Packaging
Smarter Packaging
Water.io | Aug 05 2018
Smart packaging is the type of packaging by using technology. Active and smart packaging (active and intelligent packaging) that is can adjust the environmental conditions inside the packaging with the needs of the packaged products.
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sigfox
Sigfox - Everything You Need to Know
Water.io | Jul 29 2018
Is the most basic form, Sigfox is a global IoT network that never needs to use and maintain a connection of networks to listen to the billions of connected devices that broadcast data.
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Blockchain and IoT
Blockchain and IoT
Water.io | Jul 22 2018
Blockchain and IoT: Why They Need Each Other What is Blockchain? Before we can discuss why Blockchain and IoT are arguably reliable on each other, you must have an understanding of what Blockchain is.
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How IoT Is Impacting Retail
How IoT Is Impacting Retail
Water.io | Jul 07 2018
IoT (the internet of things) is showing up in just about every aspect of our lives. From home to work to retail stores, IoT is integrating into your life, and you may not even realize it all the time
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The Digital Transformation in CPG
The Digital Transformation in CPG
Water.io | Jul 01 2018
Consumers are turning their attention to the digital world – a world that makes their lives easier, better, and much more efficient.
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Smart Packaging in CPGs
Smart Packaging in CPGs
Water.io | Jun 17 2018
Before the introduction of smart packaging, packages were merely designed for one main purpose – to keep the product inside safe, clean, and protected during the storage and shipment process.
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Circular Solutions In Food and Fashion Industries
Circular Solutions In Food and Fashion Industries
Water.io | Jun 10 2018
A circular solution is a plan that allows the life of an item or a product to live full circle and get the most use of its life for as long as possible. This can branch off in a variety of directions and be slight differences in various industries.
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Adherence data in Clinical Trials
Adherence data in Clinical Trials
Water.io | Jun 03 2018
Importance of Real-Time Adherence Data During Clinical Trials
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CPGs and the Importance of Consumer Engagement
CPGs and the Importance of Consumer Engagement
Water.io | May 27 2018
The digital world is a place where consumer engagement is thriving. Digitalization makes consumers live much easier and more efficient
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Retail Technology
Retail Technology
Water.io | May 21 2018
The retail and shopping landscape is changing rapidly. We will be the retail space grow, expand, and improve more in the next ten years than it ever has before
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Direct to Customer in the CPG Domain
Direct to Customer in the CPG Domain
Water.io | May 13 2018
Many people rely on trains as their main form of transportation, especially in larger cities around the world. Trains are generally inexpensive to ride, provide certain conveniences like quicker travel in congested areas, and are more environmentally friendly compared to other modes of transportation
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The Internet of Trains
The Internet of Trains
Water.io | May 07 2018
Many people rely on trains as their main form of transportation, especially in larger cities around the world. Trains are generally inexpensive to ride, provide certain conveniences like quicker travel in congested areas, and are more environmentally friendly compared to other modes of transportation
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Frictionless Replenish
Frictionless Replenish
Water.io | Apr 30 2018
Automatic Replenish Controlled by Smart Packaging
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Ecommerce To Digital Commerce
Ecommerce To Digital Commerce
Water.io | Apr 22 2018
E-commerce is any business that does its transactions, sales, marketing, and anything else business related over the Internet
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Cold Chain Quality Monitoring
Cold Chain Quality Monitoring
Water.io | Apr 15 2018
In order to keep food and other temperature sensitive items fresh and safe, proper distribution must be practiced
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The Internet of Cosmetics
The Internet of Cosmetics
Water.io | Apr 08 2018
When we think of the Internet of Things, we think of smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs and other connected devices.
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The Evolution of Commerce
Recycling and Sustainability
Water.io | Mar 20 2018
Solid waste (SW) is more commonly known as trash or garbage. We generate trash every single day and often don’t think about the waste we create and throw away on a daily basis.
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The Evolution of Commerce
The Evolution of Commerce
Water.io | Mar 11 2018
In the most basic form, commerce is a branch of business. It involves the exchange of goods and services for money and is an essential part of our life today, and has been for thousands of years
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Product Replenishment
Product Replenishment
Water.io | Mar 04 2018
Product replenishment, in its most basic form, is when retailers receive shipments of specific products on a recurring basis so they can support the demand of said product to customers in retail stores or online.
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How much should we drink each day
Product as a Service in the IoT Domain
Water.io | Feb 26 2018
Product as a service in the IoT domain is gaining popularity among manufactures. It is becoming increasingly popular because it leads to increased customer engagement and offers a new variety of revenue streams for those manufacturers.
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How much should we drink each day
How Much Water Should You Actually Drink Every Day?
Water.io | Dec 11 2017
Once thought of as an easy question, figuring out how much water you should drink on a daily basis is not cut and dry. The age-old rule of thumb is to drink eight 8oz glasses of water per day, which equates to approximately half a gallon. While this may be a great start to your water intake, it is not always enough for every person.
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Internet of Things in the Fashion Industry
Internet of Things in the Fashion Industry
Water.io | Nov 27 2017
Thought the fashion industry could escape IoT? Well, think again, because IoT is currently changing the face of the fashion industry in more ways than you could imagine. IoT is all about connecting people and products to make customers, manufacturers, companies, stores, etc. to make life easier in some capacity. Therefore, it is not too much of a stretch to imagine implementing IoT into fashion and the fashion industry.
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All About Bioplastics: Are They Really Better?
All About Bioplastics: Are They Really Better?
Water.io | Oct 1 2017
In simpler terms, bioplastics are made from plants. For instance, these plastics are made from cellulose, which is derived from trees and plants – the main substance used to create these plastics comes from “biomass” (meaning renewable bio-organisms that are living or have recently been alive.)
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Digital Health and Connected Devices
Digital Health and Connected Devices
Water.io | Sep 17 2017
Digital health is becoming increasing popular and is taking the healthcare world by storm. Digital health embodies a wide scope of areas that include anything that falls into the following categories: mobile health, personalized medicine, tele-health, tele-medicine, wearable devices, and health information technology.
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Digital Health and Clinical Trials
Digital Health and Clinical Trials
Water.io | Sep 10 2017
Digital health is taking over the healthcare industry by storm in many different aspects. As we discussed in our “Digital Health and Connected Devices” blog post, the medical and healthcare industry is shifting its practices to digitalize and smart technology-based systems. This move is so important because it not only connects doctors and patients, but individuals have the ability to track their own health and progress. People will become more in-tune with their bodies, changes it makes, and things that need medical attention as soon as possible.
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How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Water.io | Sep 03 2017
Stress and anxiety are two of the biggest mental health issues that plague our society as a whole. From daily life, the finances, to family and relationship issues – there is always something to worry about and stress over. Constant stress and worry brews up an entire host of issues, both mental and physical. Stress and anxiety can cause unpleasant physical symptoms that include by are not limited to headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, dry mouth, trouble breathing, shakiness, and so much more.
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Beyond the Pill: An Exploration of the Biggest Challenges
Beyond the Pill: An Exploration of the Biggest Challenges
Water.io | Aug 27 2017
As we explored in our other blog post, “Beyond the Pill Overview,” the pharmaceutical industry has begun huge shifts into a more customer-centric and outcome based focus and goal. It is no longer about just providing patients and customers with medications and pills to help treat their illnesses and ailments – it’s about helping patients achieve long-term heath and improving overall wellbeing.
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Beyond the Pill
Beyond the Pill
Water.io | Aug 20 2017
For many years there has been a huge push in the pharmaceutical industry to move “beyond the pill.” So what does this mean exactly? The main sources of revenue for the pharmaceutical industry are pills and medications. However, many believe there is opportunity to move past this narrow market and branch out into move comprehensive services and diversify revenue.
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What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials
What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials
Water.io | Aug 13 2017
Clinical trials are so important because it allows clinicians, doctors, researches, and others in the medical community to develop and eventually release new treatments for different sicknesses and diseases.
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Digital Health and IoT Devices
Digital Health and IoT Devices
Water.io | Aug 6 2017
The healthcare industry is starting to transform right in front of our eyes. Pen and paper have been the method of choice for writing prescriptions, recording information during appointments, and the like, for decades. However, essentially everything in hospitals and doctors offices are becoming digitalized.
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Medical Adherence and Compliance During Clinical Trials
Medical Adherence and Compliance During Clinical Trials
Water.io | Jul 23 2017
According to Moe Alsumidaie, “a 20%-30% decrease in medication adherence may result in increasing the patient sample size by 50% in order to maintain sufficient statistical power, and a 40% non-adherence rate would require a 200% increase in the sample size in order to maintain significant statistical power, resulting in increased clinical trial costs, and medical product approval delays.
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IoT Products to Assist in Clinical Trials
IoT Products to Assist in Clinical Trials
Water.io | Jul 16 2017
Smart and connected IoT products have infiltrated our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Society has become so used to using smart phones, smart watches, and smart TV, and the like, we can hardly imagine a time where we lived without these modern conveniences. Essentially, anything can become a smart product if it can connect to the Internet, gather its own data, and analyze that information/data.
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What is Patient Compliance? How IOP Can Help
What is Patient Compliance? How The Internet of Packaging Can Help
Water.io | Jul 02 2017
Fantastic healthcare and great treatment for patients are only as good as the ability of the patient to follow recommended treatment regimens. More often than not, patients either fail to follow their doctor’s treatment orders, misremember directions, simply forget what they need to do to remain healthy.
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Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Temperature Control
Water.io | Jun 25 2017
Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) are complex systems incorporated into many newer car models. These temperature control systems take many different factors into consideration when setting and keeping the desired temperature inside the cabin of a car.
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Designing for Internet of Things
Designing for Internet of Things
Water.io | Jun 11 2017
Our world is connected – and it is becoming even more connected as time goes on. Humans, computers and other digital devices are advancing and evolving together. Digital ecosystems are taking up more and more space in our world.
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Augmented Reality and Smart Packaging
Augmented Reality and Smart Packaging
Water.io | Jun 04 2017
In the smart packaging industry, augmented reality is used to create a deeper bond and further interaction with its customers. Say you take a trip to the store and find a new product that interests you.
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The future of connected lives
The future of connected lives
Water.io | May 29 2017
Ever wonder what the world will be like when technology advances to the point where everything we do is automated and connected with other people, machines, robots, and intelligent systems?
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What is Amazon Dash
What is Amazon Dash?
Water.io | May 21 2017
Essentially, Amazon Dash is a Wi-Fi enabled button that can reorder you favorite household items by pressing the designated button.
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Top 10 FMCG Companies in India
Top 10 FMCG Companies in India
Water.io | April 23 2017
Fast moving consumer goods, also known as FMCG, are consumer goods that sell at a high rate for a low cost. Typically, these good are items such as milk, produce like fruits and veggies, over-the-counter medications, beverages, and the like.
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Latest Trends: Smart Packaging in Cosmetics
Water.io | April 09 2017
Smart packaging in the beauty and cosmetics industry is very much alive and well. With IoT and smart packing on the rise throughout the world, cosmetics and makeup are sure to benefit as well.
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How Can We Stop Counterfeit Products?
Water.io | March 26 2017
Counterfeit products have been an issue for decades.
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Autonomous cars and Internet of Things
Water.io | March 19 2017
An autonomous car is a fancy way of saying a self-driving car or driverless car
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Internet of Things in Sports
Water.io | March 12 2017
The Internet of Things has infiltrated itself into almost every aspect of our lives
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IoT vs. WoT: A Complicated Differentiation
Water.io | March 05 2017
The difference between the IoT and the WoT may appear as a straightforward and easy to make distinction
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Sports Drinks: A Functional Beverage
Water.io | February 26 2017
A function beverage is any type of drink that contains added, non-typical ingredients that have health benefits
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Symptoms of dehydration
Water.io | February 19 2017
Dehydration is one of the most common causes for a host of unpleasant symptoms many face on a day-to-day basis
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Health Care Innovations That Take Medicine to the Future
Water.io | February 12 2017
Our future in medicine continues to grow exponentially every day
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Plastic Packaging Technologies
Water.io | February 05 2017
Gone are the days of boring, generic, and valueless plastic packaging
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Automatic Product Replenish - what is it?
Water.io | January 29 2017
Automatic replenishment is the ability for online stores and/or brands to get ahead of their customers order patterns by automatically sending them their favorite product(s) before they run out
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Smart Packaging: How Retailers can Benefit
Water.io | January 22 2017
Product packaging has been around for centuries
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Active Packaging and why we need it
Water.io | January 16 2017
Active packaging was created to help preserve the freshness and safety of various products
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Internet of Medical Things
Water.io | December 18 2016
IoMT, is a group of various medical devices, equipment, and applications that are able to connect with computer networks.
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Smart Water Bottles
Water.io | December 11 2016
The Smart Water Bottle industry continues to boom.
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Smart Hydration Products
Water.io | December 04 2016
Making sure your body is properly hydrated is essential for overall wellbeing and good health.
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Smart Home Technology
Water.io | November 27 2016
Smart technologies and home improvement tools have combined to make smart homes a realistic.
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Wearable Health Technology
Water.io | November 21 2016
Electronic goods continue to advance becoming more discreet and smarter.
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The Future of Pharma
Water.io | November 13 2016
In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been a subject of public and political debate due to the rising cost and limited availability of prescription medications.
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Smart Energy Management
Water.io | November 07 2016
Energy and electricity usage has always been a concern for home and business owners.
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What is the Internet of Everything?
Water.io | October 30 2016
As the tech world continues to grow, so does the terminology used to describe the new devices and trends that emerge each year
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The Internet of Things: 10 Useful Products You Must Try in 2016
Water.io | October 25 2016
As we mentioned in another article (What is the Internet of Everything?) the new technology on the rise are those devices compatible with the internet
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Smart Pill Technologies can help patients
Water.io | October 19 2016
As our medicinal needs grow so does the technology that delivers our medicine
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Edible Food Packaging
Water.io | October 09 2016
Today food packaging has become more important than ever to manufacturers
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How smart packaging can save lives
Water.io | October 05 2016
It is important to realize how packaging can impact our products and our consumption
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Can You Drink Distilled Water?
Water.io | September 18 2016
Most of the water we drink goes through its own filtration process before it reaches us through our faucet or in a bottle and there are many different kinds of filtration systems
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Tap Water vs. Bottled Water
Water.io | September 12 2016
In our society there are many sources where you can get your water; tap water, bottled water, collected rainwater and even well water.
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Is Smart Water Really Good for You?
Water.io | September 05 2016
We’ve all heard about mineral enhanced water and bottled water that comes with added vitamins and electrolytes.
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Internet Affects Retailers
Water.io | August 28 2016
Consumers are always looking for the best deal, the best merchandise and the easiest way to access their favorite stores and products.
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New Water Technologies
Water.io | August 21 2016
With the world’s population growing, water resources are becoming more scarce and new water technologies are in dire need.
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How Smart Packages Are Changing the Shipping Industry
Water.io | August 14 2016
What is Smart, Intelligent or “Active” Packaging? These terms are all related in that the package is actively functioning and not passively used for simply shipping products from one place to another
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Top Cities and Countries That Are Breaking the Mold in Water Conservation
Water.io | August 07 2016
The world’s population is growing and climates are changing making water technologies even more important to increase conservation and provide access to clean, fresh water
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Adherence vs. Compliance: A Subtle Difference
Water.io | July 31 2016
The number of people being treated for a chronic illness is increasing every year.
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Smart Technologies Fighting Fraud
Water.io | July 24 2016
In recent years, the food and beverage industry has increasingly been a victim to counterfeit merchandise in which other manufacturers try to mimic their branding or product.
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25 Facts About Water That You Didn’t Know
Water.io | July 17 2016
Water is a valuable commodity as we need water to keep our bodies functioning, clean our homes, and grow our food. Below are some interesting facts about water and how it is used around the world.
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Importance of Electrolytes
Water.io | July 10 2016
We all know that electrolytes are important to our bodies because we see them added to things like sports drinks and bottled water. But what makes electrolytes special and how do they impact our bodies?
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Hydration Tracking Apps
Water.io | May 23 2016
If you are trying to optimize your hydration levels, one of the top free apps to help you on your way would be a tracking app that monitors your hydration. The best tracking app may depend on your personal needs; but if you’re looking to track your water intake daily, you’ll want to seek out a water-tracking app.
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Which Water is Best? Different Choices Fit Different Lifestyles
Water.io | 14 January 2016
The benefits of drinking water are plenty; increased hydration helps our bodies run efficiently, which can help us succeed in many challenging tasks, both physical and mental.
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The Importance of Water and How We Can Consume It
Water.io | 10 December 2015
Water is, and always has been, essential to everyday life. Like many other flora and fauna, humans are dependent on water to function. Our bodies are made up of nearly 70% water, and our major organs are much more dependent on it to function.
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