The CD Is On The Path To Extinction Having been hit by the rise of MP3 players in the early 2000s, CD sales nearly halved between 2000 and 2007, which is when smartphones and the first music streaming services emerged to put the final nail in the compact disc’s little round coffin. Read more.
The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) has a comprehensive database of smartphones - new and old - and the level of radiation they emit. Following the criteria set for this chart (see footnotes), the current smartphone creating the highest level of radiation is the 5T from Chinese vendor OnePlus. In fact, the top list is dominated by handsets made by Chinese companies, with OnePlus, Huawei and ZTE accounting for 9 of the 15 phones with the largest values. It must be said though, that premium Apple phones such as the iPhone 7 and the recently released iPhone 8 are also here to be seen.
While there is no universal guideline for a 'safe' level of phone radiation, the German certification for environmental friendliness 'Der Blaue Engel' (Blue Angel) only certifies phones which have a specific absorption rate of less than 0.60 watts per kilogram. All of the phones featured here come in at more than double this benchmark.
Airbnb And Hotel Prices In Comparison German hotel reservation website HRS recently released data on hotel prices in various cities, finding that New York is the most expensive, with a room averaging $306 a night. Website AirDNA tracks and analyzes the Airbnb market and according to their data, a room booked through the service would only average $187 a night by comparison. That would give travelers an extra $119 in their back pocket to splurge on all The Big Apple has to offer. Of course, cooking in an Airbnb and avoiding restaurants could also save a couple more bucks. Read more