Oppo A36 announced with a 5,000 mAh battery, Snapdragon 680

Oppo A36 announced with a 5,000 mAh battery, Snapdragon 680

The Oppo A36 made its official debut in China today. It is an affordable handset with a Snapdragon 680 chipset for people who don’t mind missing on the 5G fun for the time being. The screen of the Oppo A36 is a 6.56” LCD with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, but just 720p resolution. It has a punch hole in the top left corner for the 8MP selfie camera. The dual cameras on the back resemble the Reno7 design with two large, vertically aligned circles. The main one has a 13MP sensor and f/2.2 lens, while the... Read More
Pig heart transplanted to human for the first time

Pig heart transplanted to human for the first time

Enlarge / The transplant team with the replacement heart. On Monday, the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced that its staff had completed the first transplant of a pig’s heart into a human. The patient who received the heart had end-stage heart disease and was too sick to qualify for the standard transplant list. Three days after the procedure, the patient was still alive. The idea of using non-human organs as replacements for damaged human ones—called xenotransplantation—has a long history, inspired by the fact that there are more people on organ waiting lists than there are donors. And in... Read More