Author Archives: Loknath Das

The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. And one reason is, let’s face it, that playground duty can get old long before your children do. At a recent pediatric meeting where we discussed the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on screen time for ... Read More »

Remembering one of the best songs in gaming history

Gitaroo Man was a rhythm game released for the PlayStation 2 in 2002 with a port coming to the PlayStation Portable in 2006. You played by tapping the buttons as prompts flew in from all four side of the screen, while also navigating swirling lines with the analog stick. The music was great, the mechanics felt fresh and the art ... Read More »

Publishers Retreat From the Risks of Google-YouTube Advertising

The Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The Guardian is among the organizations that have pulled advertising from Google amid concerns that it is not doing enough to prevent brands from showing up alongside offensive content. CreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press When The Guardian was made aware this month that some of its advertisements were appearing on YouTube videos from extremists, it ... Read More »

6 OF THE BEST: FOOTCARE GADGETS

Whether you’re training for a spring marathon, pounding the pavements on the school run or just in need of some TLC for your tootsies, these gadgets should help make your feet feel fantastic… SCHOLL PEDI VELVET SMOOTH ELECTRONIC PEDICURE FOOT FILE, £29.99, BOOTS Savefrom boots.comScholl Pedi Velvet Smooth Electronic Pedicure Foot File – eBoots_UKEvening ExpressSix of the best: Footcare gadgets ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: NI manager O’Neill lauds strikers Ward and Washington

Conor Washington scored his third international goal against the Norwegians Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has hailed the impact made by goalscorers Conor Washington and Jamie Ward in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup Group C qualifier win over Norway in Belfast. Both strikers scored in the first half to secure a vital win at Windsor Park. “They both give you that ... Read More »

Why Google+ Failed And What We Can Learn From It

Most people under the age of thirty-five reminisce about social networks the way their parents giggle about half-forgotten TV shows. MySpace and Friendster, once Hollywood gets around to making nostalgic teen comedies set in the dot-com era, will be easy punchlines. It’s not hard to see Twitter, Snapchat, and Whatsapp suffering the same fate eventually. But what does it say ... Read More »

Work & Play Along The Fox River

DE PERE, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – The spring time warm up mean busy times along the Fox River. The billion dollar PCB cleanup project is once again underway for the season. And so is the annual walleye spawning run. Steven Sowinski tells WLUK he came up for a day of fishing with his brother. “Chasing the walleye. It’s a slow day. ... Read More »

Chuck Barris Didn’t Invent Schlock Television, He Weaponized It

Chuck Barris, television producer who created several game shows, including The Gong Show, died Tuesday at 87. Listen Listeni Chuck Barris, the game show producer, emcee, author and songwriter who died Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.J., at age 87, was in his time called “The King of Shlock,” “The Baron of Bad Taste” and “The Ayatollah of Trasherola.” ... Read More »

What Creativity in Marketing Looks Like Today

What makes marketing creative? Is it more imagination or innovation?  Is a creative marketer more artist or entrepreneur? Historically, the term “marketing creative” has been associated with the words and pictures that go into ad campaigns. But marketing, like other corporate functions, has become more complex and rigorous. Marketers need to master data analytics, customer experience, and product design. Do ... Read More »

Trump’s devastating new travel ban is built on a harmful myth

Illustration by Ellie Foreman-Peck Donald Trump will brook no opposition to his revised executive order on refugees and immigrants, which includes a four-month ban on refugee resettlement while the administration analyses the vetting system. But as a policy, it is cruel and counterproductive, stranding some of the most vulnerable and most vetted people in the world. The fact that implementation ... Read More »