FALSE ALARM: Panic ensues as Emergency Alert Service issues missile threat for Hawaii

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Residents of Hawaii woke up to a terrifying notification on Saturday morning when the Emergency Alert Service issued a ballistic missile warning, telling residents to “seek immediate shelter.”

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the alert, which was delivered at approximately 8:07 a.m. HST, reads.

HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILEpic.twitter.com/DxfTXIDOQs

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 13, 2018 Read more…

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False alert: Here's what OnePlus' Clipboard app actually sends to Chinese servers

 yesterday, we reported on yet another slightly-alarming security issue related to OnePlus’ devices and a potential security breach that had many worried their sensitive data leaked out to Chinese servers. This time, however, it would seem that this was a false alert as it turns out OnePlus is merely trying to prevent popular Chinese messenger Wechat from blocking certain links leading to some of the bigger Chinese online retailers. OnePlus’ Clipboard unblocks said links by sending a predefined hashcode token that essentially fools out Wechat into thinking the links are okay.

But why …

Deal alert: Misfit Vapor smartwatch gets a large price cut

Unveiled early this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Misfit Vapor was supposed to hit the shelves sometime this summer. Unfortunately, Misfit couldn’t hit those deadlines, and left the launch for October, at $199 a pop. Merely two months after its introduction, the capable smartwatch is already seeing a big price cut down to $140 over at Amazon. 

The Vapor timepiece features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor. It packs the generous for a wearable 4 GB storage, as well as Bluetooth …

Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Seven' themed Halloween costume needs a spoiler alert

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Do you need a spoiler alert for a spoiler that’s past the legal drinking age? If so, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Halloween costume needs a spoiler alert.

The actress and star of David Fincher’s 1995 thriller Seven, alongside Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey, reprised her role as Tracy for Halloween 2017. Specifically: the part of her role where she was a head in a box.

Here’s Gwyneth in a box:

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A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Oct 29, 2017 at 10:18am PDT

Just Gwyneth again, in one of this year’s best celebrity Halloween costumes. Read more…

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OnePlus co-founder says touch input lag has finally been fixed, alert slider about to get tweaked?

OnePlus sure makes great bang-for-the-buck devices. The original Flagship Killer — the OnePlus One — was a great performer and awesome all-rounder for half the price of its competitors at the time; the OnePlus 2 was a bit of a let-down; but the OnePlus 3 and consecutive OnePlus 3T knocked it out of the park with design materials, camera, and hardware, while maintaining a very accessible price, at $439. Of course, nothing in this world is perfect, and despite being pretty good devices, OnePlus’ phones are still plagued by a few issues, which can annoy the tech heads out there.

One such issue …