Category Archives: Technology

Huawei’s Foldable Smartphone Comes With Pre-installed Cure For Selfitis

BEIJING, China (The Adobo Chronicles, Hong Kong Bureau) – In 2014, The Adobo Chronicles broke the news story that the American Psychiatric Association had officially confirmed that the taking of ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder.

Since we broke the story, studies have been conducted by various groups and institutions, including researchers from Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management, that confirmed the mental condition and they even developed a “Selfitis Behaviour Scale” to assess how badly a person’s selfitis is.

Now, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, has just announced that its foldable smartphone, the Mate-X, will come pre-installed with a cure for those suffering from selfitis.

Included in Mate-X is a unique chip that monitors the number of times a phone owner takes selfies. Once the number of selfies in a 24-hour period exceeds 5, the phone’s camera automatically shuts down. The camera automatically re-installs after 36 hours.

A spokesperson for Huawei said that this unique feature is in keeping with the company’s social responsibility to their customers. “We want to do our part in their healing and recovery if they are indeed suffering from this devastating mental condition “ he added.

 

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Move Over Selfie Sticks, Here Come Selfie Shoes!

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.

After all, a selfie knows no gender.

 

Google Unveils New Phone To Counter Huawei

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.