Punjab Times

Sydney Opera House Turns GOLD for Diwali

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali on Tuesday night. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams hosted a...

Why does my phone make it so hard to turn off Bluetooth?

Lately, my phone really wants me to turn on Bluetooth. I only own one Bluetooth gadget (a UE Boom 2 I keep around my apartment) and I typically turn the antenna off when I’m not actively using it, but lately it’s been popping back on when I’m not looking. It’s a deliberate move by Apple: under iOS 11, turning Bluetooth off from the control center simply puts Bluetooth on time out until the next morning instead of disabling it permanently. Even when it’s off, the antenna stays on, looking for new devices. You can turn it all the way off by digging into the settings menu, but as soon as you turn it on for any reason, the cycle starts again. The assumption is that, between Apple’s EarPods, the Pencil, and the HomePod, the average user has…

Continue reading…

…read more

After Math: Calls for alarm

While the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting provided the nation with a master class in how to effectively articulate policy reform demands and ruthlessly drag talking heads of the political class, the tech industry had some communication iss… …read more

Premier League: Manchester United’s Lukaku defies critics with goal and assist against Chelsea

Manchester

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku shrugged off criticism of his scoring record against the biggest teams after an outstanding performance on Sunday sent his former club Chelsea home with a 2-1 Premier League defeat from Old Trafford.

The Belgian striker’s goal to cancel out Willian’s opener for the visitors was the first time Lukaku had scored in seven games against top six sides this season. United’s man-of-the-match also made the winning goal for substitute Jesse Lingard with a perfect cross.

“It’s a good day for me and we won so that’s the most important thing,” Lukaku told the BBC. “To get the goal before halftime was really important for us. We showed our qualities and our desire in the second half.”

The win moved second-placed United to 59 points with 10 games left, six clear of Chelsea who have slipped to fifth in the battle for the top four and Champions League qualification.

“It was a good, intense game to play in, with a bit of skill here and there, I think the neutral fan would have enjoyed it today,” added Lukaku, who now has 13 league goals this season. “At the end of the day I just want to work hard for the …read more

Unfortunate that Indian women’s ODIs against South Africa weren’t televised: Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj

Looking at Indian women’s cricket team’s scintillating performance in the T20I series against South Africa, ODI skipper Mithali Raj believes that the team will be a big surprise element in the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.

The Indian eves scripted history with their double series win in a single tour to South Africa for the first time ever. Indian won the five-matchT20I series, 3-1 after winning the three-match ODI series, 2-1.

“The team still requires a lot of hard work in a lot of areas when it comes to the T20 format. We have been very good in the one-day format, but the way the girls have responded to this format in South Africa, I think there is a lot of scope that we can be a surprise element in the World T20,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Raj as saying.

India bowled out the hosts on 112 in the decider T20I to win the match by 54 runs with their all-round performance. Opener Raj struck a quick-fire half-century in the game, which was her third half-ton in the T20I series.

“Now people back home are keen to watch on television, they want to know what the Indian women’s team is doing …read more

This is what Samsung’s Galaxy S9 costs on AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile

Samsung just announced the Galaxy S9, and now we’re getting details on how much retailers and wireless carriers are going to charge for it. The cheapest way to get the phone (without a trade-in) is through Samsung itself. But pricing gets surprisingly more complicated when you bring in wireless carriers: AT&T and Verizon are charging extra, but they’re also offering trade-in discounts that can more than offset the price increase.

Here are the details we have so far — we’ll be updating with more info as it comes out. In all cases, preorders start March 2nd and sales start March 16th.

Samsung

Buy it outright: S9 for $719.99; S9 Plus for $839.99.

Monthly installments: $30 per month for 24 months for the S9; $35 per month for 24 months for…

Continue reading…

…read more

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has a headphone jack

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S9 today, and yes, as indicated by previously leaked images, there is a headphone jack. While many companies have opted out of including a headphone jack — the iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro — some, like Samsung, have continued to include the headphone jack and be… just fine.

Sure, Samsung could have readily ditched the 3.5mm connector, but why? As said before, wireless audio is fine, not great. No one is asking for headphone jacks to be removed, and, “dongles are stupid, especially when they require other dongles,” as we’ve pointed out here at The Verge many times.

The thing is, headphone jacks work, period, and they’re extremely useful. Should we live without the headphone jack on…

Continue reading…

…read more

Premier League: Mourinho gushes, Conte fumes after Man Utd get the better of Chelsea

Manchester

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who had declared his feud with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte to be over, praised both teams after United’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.

“We beat a fantastic team, they were the champions last season, and they played well against Barcelona (in their midweek Champions League match), and they started the game very well,” he said. “So we beat a very good team, we had to be organised, everybody had to follow the game plan and have spirit.”

He agreed that Chelsea were better early on. “They started very well and when they hit the post, I was looking at my players, but it was such a lovely move, we couldn’t stop it,” he added. “But we found a way to play against them, and we had a good control of Eden Hazard. Willian is an amazing player and he killed us with the goal. But we had more control of the game than them, without creating lots of chances.”

Former Chelsea manager Mourinho said he did not like to pick out individuals, but had praise for most of them, starting with young midfielder Scott McTominay.

“Scott is a fantastic player, a player that is a modern …read more