Samsung Galaxy A03s review: Growing up, but slowly

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Samsung’s most affordable smartphones often come with compromises to reach their rock-bottom prices. While still the cheapest way to enter the Galaxy ecosystem, the Galaxy A03s is hoping that eliminating a few of those caveats will justify asking you to open your wallet a little wider. Is the experience worth the slightly higher cost? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy A03s review.

What you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A03s

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  • Samsung Galaxy A03s (3GB/32GB): $159.99 / £139.99 / €159.99
  • Samsung Galaxy A03s (4GB/64GB): $179.99 / £159.99 / €179.99

Samsung launched its Galaxy A03s

Grindr reportedly disappears from app stores in China

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LGBTQ dating app Grindr has been removed from the Apple App Store in China, and is also unavailable on popular Android app marketplaces, Bloomberg reports. The app reportedly disappeared from the iOS App Store on January 27th, although it’s unclear when it was removed from the country’s popular Android app stores — which are operated by local companies like Huawei and Tencent in the absence of the Google Play Store.

The apparent removals follow the Chinese government’s announcement last week that it would be cracking down on illegal content, pornography, and “ill-natured” activities online, Bloomberg previously reported. The tightening of

A new video of Tianwen-1 flying above Mars is pretty epic

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Enlarge / China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft flies above Mars.

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China celebrates the start of a new year on Tuesday—it will be the Year of the Tiger—and on the eve of the holiday, the Chinese space program sent a special message from the red planet.

The country’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Mars for nearly one year, captured a “selfie” video that shows the craft passing in front of the planet. This video was taken by a camera on the end of a narrow arm that extends 1.6 meters away from the vehicle and is used by operators

GoPro’s Hero 10 Black is at a new all-time low price of $349.98

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It’s nearly the end of January, which means the holidays are sadly a month behind us. If you’re understandably already starting to crave another break, channel your wanderlust by preparing for your next vacation with this GoPro Hero 10 deal. Right now, you can take great photos and video clips on your next trip while saving big now that GoPro’s latest action camera has reached an all-time low.

Typically $499.99, GoPro is selling the camera — alongside a one-year GoPro annual subscription, a 32GB SanDisk Extreme microSDHC card and free express shipping — for $349.98. The service typically costs $49.99

Biologists name new species of branching worm after legendary King Ghidorah

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Enlarge / (left) Biologists have named a newly discovered species of branching worm, Ramisyllis kingghidorahin, after Godzilla’s nemesis. (right) Fragment of one specimen of the branching worm.

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In the 2019 blockbuster film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, everyone’s favorite kaiju, Godzilla, battled another titan named King Ghidorah, a monster notable for its three heads. Now biologists have discovered a new species of marine worm that has one head but a body that can branch out into several posterior ends, according to a recent paper published in the journal Organisms Diversity & Evolution. So naturally the

Open Space Technology

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Open Space Technology (OST) is a workshop format that allows a group of people to work through a complex set of issues in a finite amount of time. The time is typically from half-a-day to three days for a workshop. kampanye di media sosial To run OST there must be a well defined question or problem statement. Then OST will allow a group of people to have all the conversations they need, to document all those conversations, to collaborate with all the right people, and to reach a shared consensus on the best way forward.

OST is an Open Source

Themes, themes, and more themes

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There are heaps of smart light bulbs to choose from if you want to spice up your lighting. Some offer millions of colors, some offer convenient scheduling apps, but sometimes you need a smarter light bulb to nail both. Lifx is hoping that it’s created such a bulb, and it’s time to put those claims to the test in our Lifx Color review.

What you need to know about the Lifx Color

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  • Lifx Color (800lm, 9W — 1-pack): $34.99 / £39.99 / €44.99
  • Lifx Color (800lm, 9W — 2-pack): $64.99 / £69.99

The Lifx Color

iPhones will soon accept contactless payments directly, says report

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Small businesses will soon be able to use iPhones to accept payments without the need for Square-style extra hardware, according to a Bloomberg report. The feature has been anticipated since Apple bought contactless payment startup Mobeewave in 2020, and Bloomberg now says it could be coming via a software update “in the coming months.”

Mobeewave previously worked with Samsung on similar NFC functionality, trialling a system called Samsung POS in the startup’s home country of Canada in 2019 before launching it worldwide. Samsung POS enabled Samsung phones to accept payments directly from contactless cards and NFC payment services like Apple

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