SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Headquarters) – In 2014, The Adobo Chronicles broke the story that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially declared the taking of selfies as a mental disorder called “selfitis.”
Since then, entrepreneurs have capitalized on the disorder to venture into selfie accessories, not the least of which is the telescopic selfie stick.
But it’s 2019. Move over, selfie sticks. A new, fashionable selfie accessory has hit the international market. It’s called the Selfie Shoes.
For now, the shoe designs are meant for women, but designs for men are in the pipeline and will be launched soon.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent assault on Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is getting big boost from American tech giant Google, but all in fair competition.
Google is about to unveil its latest phone that will be the company’s answer to Huawei’s newest product in the market —the Y9 Prime 2019 phone.
The Y9 was launched on May 13, 2019. It comes with a 6.59-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels at a PPI of 391 pixels per inch.
Google says its new phone will be smarter, faster and more attractive than Huawei’s Y9.
More importantly, Google is naming its phone HAWAII.
Is this another direct assault on the Chinese company, or an attempt to confuse and dupe smartphone customers? Huawei. Hawaii.
PASIG CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – California-based The Adobo Chronicles (AC) has finally opened its Philippine office in Pasig City, next to archrival Rappler.
Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto and his mother, entertainment personality Connie Reyes, cut the ceremonial ribbon to formally inaugurate AC’s new local headquarters located at Unit A (for Adobo), 3/F, North Wing Estancia Offices, Capitol Commons, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (Rappler occupies Unit B in the same Building floor).
AC CEO and Executive Editor Rene Astudillo said that it is quite appropriate that the news satire site office is right next to Rappler, the top online purveyor of fake news.
Astudillo and Maria Ressa have long been at odds because the Rappler CEO doesn’t seem to get satire. Conversely, Ressa has accused AC of not getting satire.
Rappler has fact-checked AC many times while Ressa and Rappler have been AC’s favorite topic in its breaking stories.
AC has also announced that it will soon establish an Indonesian Bureau to provide balance and competition to Rappler’s dispatches from Jakarta. It comes right on the heels of unrest in Indonesia following the country’s presidential elections.