Information about the upcoming OnePlus Nord Watch – perhaps an even more affordable companion to the OnePlus Watch – continues to leak from official and unofficial channels. Thanks to a new leak, we now have a proper look at the wearable.
This leak comes 91 furniture (opens in new tab) and shows the OnePlus Nord Watch in dark blue and black, from multiple angles. With its rectangular face and a physical button to the right of the screen, the wearable definitely gives off Apple Watch vibes.
OnePlus has already given us a glimpse of part of the watch, but these images show the whole picture. There are also a few models of what to expect on the software side, including two watch faces and statistics on heart rate, blood oxygen levels, stress and sleep.
screen and battery
Some key specs are also included in this latest leak, some of which have already been confirmed – like the 1.78-inch, 60Hz AMOLED panel. There will apparently be 105 fitness modes to choose from, with OnePlus expected to reveal more on that on September 26.
Keep an eye the official website (opens in new tab) for more details as OnePlus promises to reveal the device specs bit by bit next week. A full release shouldn’t be far off, based on what we already know.
According to 91mobiles, the OnePlus Nord Watch will offer battery life of up to 10 days, with up to 30 days possible in standby mode. As expected, the wearable will work with Android phones and iPhones.
Review: A smartwatch for everyone
We’ve been hearing rumors surrounding the OnePlus Nord Watch for several months now, and when we finally hear the price, it’s expected to be low. The 2021 OnePlus Watch is just $159 / £149 (about AU$245), so there’s not much room for that.
It’s interesting to compare the move to the recent launch of the Apple Watch Ultra, which will cost $799 / £849 / AU$1,229. That’s about as much as a flagship smartphone, so it’s a wearable only for the most committed and affluent Apple fans.
Then there’s the Google Pixel Watch to add to the mix, which is set to launch in full on October 6th. This can cost up to €250 (approximately $250 / £220 / AU$370), according to the latest rumors.
In other words, we have smartwatches across the entire price spectrum right now, which should be good news for consumers looking for something to wrap their wrists (we didn’t even mention Fossil, Fitbit, or Samsung).
We’ve now received several looks at the upcoming Google Pixel Watch, but there’s likely to be one or two new announcements left when the device is finally fully revealed – which should be on October 6th.
One of these ads could be around a Google Photos watch face for the Pixel Watch. as seen by 9to5Google (opens in new tab)there’s now a hidden code in the Google Photos app for Android that suggests support for adding photos to a wearable’s screen.
It seems that multiple images can be selected, although there is a limit not yet specified. Presumably, if more than one photo is chosen, the watch face will pass through them, although the details of how this works are still not entirely clear.
photos for everyone
There’s no indication that this Google Photos watch is exclusive to the Pixel Watch: while Google may introduce the feature alongside the Pixel Watch, it will likely make its way to other Wear OS 3 smartwatches eventually.
That said, it’s worth bearing in mind that features come and go in app development all the time. It is likely that the code identified here will be turned into a full feature, but there is no guarantee.
We’ve heard a few rumors surrounding the Pixel Watch since Google confirmed its existence. It will apparently be equipped with dual chipsets and be priced lower than the Apple Watch – although it might not be on sale for a while.
Review: Google playing catch up
Being able to use your own choice of photos as a smart watch face is pretty basic functionality – and yet it’s a feature that doesn’t currently exist for Wear OS device owners, without the help of a third-party app.
It’s something the Apple Watch has been able to do for years, of course. You choose your favorite images – your kids, your pets, your trip around the world – and they appear on the tiny screen on your wrist.
While this might not seem like the most important of the smartwatch’s features, it does highlight the update Google needs to make. It’s far, far behind Apple in the wearables market right now, both in terms of hardware and software.
Bringing Fitbit to Google should help: there are now moves to merge Fitbit and Google accounts, and going forward we should see more polished and attractive devices. For now, we wait to see what the Pixel Watch will offer and at what price.
It takes a lot to surprise an audio geek in 2022. However, I was really excited to learn about JBL Tune Flex; an affordable, water-resistant, ANC pair of headphones that also have two different wearing styles – open or closed.
Upon receiving a set to try on, I also notice the translucent case showing off the battery, connections, and other glorious innards. I had the black/grey pair to try, but there’s also a wonderfully retro purple color.
As I said when JBL’s transformative product came out, you’ve never seen headphones like these and I applaud the ingenuity. Also, small details like these can add great value.
To clarify the proposition: unlike Oldance’s admirable fully open design, which doesn’t even come close to the recesses or creases of your ear, JBL’s solution includes tips provided for changing the buttons from simply resting on the outer ear or shell part ( in the way Apple’s EarPods or AirPods (2019) do), to longer tips that enter the ear canal to create a seal – often a must for the best wireless headphones.
Back to JBL Tune Flex (short for ‘Flexibility’ due to those two user options) and there’s a new sound setting to toggle within the app depending on whether you’re using “Open Ear Tips” or “Sealing Ear Tips” – yes, JBL considered the implications and shaped the audio experience accordingly. Admirable!
You get eight hours of playback from the buttons and 24 from the case with the ANC off, or six from the buttons, 18 from the case if it’s on. The case has a sensible lip to keep it from closing and you actually get a suitable plastic case for the various tips – more on that later.
So far, things look great…
And where Nothing’s never-before-seen clear (Stick) headphones remain encased in weird pouches, the JBL Tune Flex is available now, with a fully comprehensive spec sheet – certainly a shoo-in to our ultimate guide to headphones with noise canceling, no? We will…
Analysis: open ear is insecure, closed ear a little stuffy
The open ear tips of the JBL Tune Flex come pre-installed and must be removed before switching to the closed ear canal seals, even though the small open ear tips appear almost perfectly aligned with the driver housing (see above, on the left) – and notice that there is It is a right and wrong way to guide them.
Unfortunately, I can’t get any kind of security with the open end option. I should note that I find the fit of Apple’s original AirPods pretty awful (to the point of researching special ear tips to compensate and level out the sound), but I still found this a little worse. The buds just wanted to pop out of my ears so I pushed them into the dish-shaped recess before my own ear.
The fit here isn’t all that different from the headless headphone design headphones included with the new Nokia 5710 XpressAudio, but again, I found the JBL Tune Flex fit a little more difficult to accommodate.
Any kind of valid discussion about sound is therefore unfair. I just can’t keep the open-ear style in my ears long enough to relax and enjoy the music. I think the problem may have to do with the way they are weighted – they just feel like they’re actively trying to get out of my ears.
Switching to the closed-ear style provides a decent fit and seal, using the smallest of the three options provided in my case. Swapping is easy too, and again, that plastic box, with little hooks to keep all the ends secure, is a neat touch – one I wish more companies would think about.
Unfortunately, I find the ANC (handled by two mics) less than great, even with good security and tight tuning – and even at the highest level (you can select between 1 and 6) I hear the semi-constant planes flying over my London flat. . While this is not a complete star-rated review, Ambient Aware and TalkThru also proved somewhat ineffective during my initial testing.
Turning off all ambient sound controls, Lady Gaga love game lacks a minimum of glaring detail in terms of the raw, leading edges of the backing strip. Gaga’s insatiable vocals are also a little, well, muffled. Switching to Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Plus, which can also be purchased for the same price as the JBLs, the vocal sounds more three-dimensional and with an extra ounce of detail as the star scales her incredible, emotive range.
Halsey’s Without me sounds a bit congested and confused through the bass synths and drums on the JBLs, to the point where I’m missing backing track elements (vocals, top hat) that I should be able to discern more clearly. Switch to Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Plus and the sound field expands, revealing space around the various instruments.
Throughout my audition, I felt a little disappointed – and it pains me to write this piece.
On the one hand, JBL is offering a product that looks great and has a high-end finish. Battery life, flexibility of use, and feature set are also excellent (and in some cases unheard of) at the level. On paper, I love things. It’s just that for me the proof of the pudding is in the food and as a sonic proposal these headphones are a little short, however I tried to use them.
What I’ve learned? Just as it is not possible to have your cake and eat it, having an excellent set of and headphones enclosed in a box is a bit much to expect. It might sound difficult, but I tested the JBLs against a competing product for the same price – and I found them to be poor in terms of sound quality, try as I might.
The overall design of the best noise-canceling headphones is crucial to their performance. Looks like you really need to specialize.
Nvidia’s graphics cards have dropped in price in the last week, and so have AMD’s GPUs (in many cases, at least).
Yes, the massive graphics card price reduction continues for the RTX 3000 and RX 6000 products, and it’s not surprising that Nvidia’s GPUs in particular are dropping as the RTX 4000 lineup was revealed earlier this week. Also, the Ethereum merger happened recently, decreasing the demand for graphics cards on the crypto front to boot.
As Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab), our sister site that regularly tracks GPU prices, reports, major drops for Nvidia’s current-gen GPUs were witnessed with the RTX 3090 and – drumbeat – the RTX 3060 Ti, both down 11% at US retailers. Remember, that’s only in a week, so it’s a pretty strong drop in that short amount of time.
The RTX 3070 also dropped a substantial 7% and the RTX 3050 8%, with most other Nvidia graphics cards seeing decent drops of 2% to 3%. There were a few models for which the price did not change, namely the RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060.
As we mentioned at the beginning, there has also been considerable downward movement for AMD GPUs. This includes big drops for the RX 6700 and 6700 XT, which are down around 15%, and the price of the RX 6750 XT has been reduced by 11% compared to a week ago.
However, there were exceptions with AMD graphics cards, at the top and bottom, with the flagship RX 6950 XT increasing in price by 4%, and the RX 6500 XT up 5%, with the RX 6400 up by a substantial 9%.
Analysis: Now is the time to get a GPU?
This is great news overall, with an average price drop across all current-gen GPUs of 3.5%. What’s also very welcome are the downgrades on more affordable Nvidia graphics cards, which have stubbornly resisted price drops so far, like the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3050, both of which are down around 10%.
What’s weird is that some of AMD’s budget offerings have gone up, and there’s really no explanation for why that comes to mind. The flagship RX 6950 XT rising in price can be explained – it just went off sale, as Tom’s Hardware notes.
As for the RTX 3090 Ti, which hasn’t gone up but hasn’t gone down either, its price remains the same probably due to the fact that this flagship GPU has already dropped a lot in recent times. And the RTX 3060 staying at the same price point is probably a reflection of how popular this graphics card is now, as one of the more affordable models. But really, with the RTX 3060 Ti not costing much more, you’d be better off spending the extra cash to get that added performance, something we made clear in our 3060 Ti review.
Or you could look to an AMD RX 6600 as an alternative, which is an excellent value proposition right now, as Tom points out, if you’re willing to consider Team Red. Or indeed, you can just wait – as prices could drop even further. With these reductions happening over the course of a week, it’s likely to be prudent to see what another week or two brings.
That said, Nvidia’s entry-level Lovelace cards will only start with the RTX 4090 and a couple of RTX 4080 variants, so there won’t be an RTX 4070 or 4060 for quite some time yet – not until early 2023, probably. You may remember Team Green saying that it will be using a layered strategy of high-end and current GPUs that will be sold together in the near future, and therefore movement on the mid-range and lower-end RTX graphics cards may be more limited after these Initial major drops after Lovelace’s announcement. Still, waiting and seeing won’t hurt as we can’t see things going up in front of the Nvidia GPU.
Netflix has revealed the first extended clip from its upcoming Wednesday TV series Addams.
The 90-second clip, released as part of Netflix’s Tudum 2022 global fan event, gives us an insight into the aesthetic and moody yet humorous tone that the Netflix show is aiming for. Oh, and it also contains an unexpected Marvel reference that Captain America would be proud of.
Check out the first clip from Netflix’s Wednesday Addams series below:
Did you catch Cap’s iconic quote “I could do this all day”? We would be surprised if you didn’t.
Anyway, as you may have seen in the clip, Wednesday Addams isn’t in love with her parents wherever she is these days. And things don’t get much better for the teenage daughter of the Addams Family either, with Morticia and Gomez Addams sending The Thing – an anthropomorphic human hand that can’t speak – to spy on her.
Unsurprisingly, the macabre Wednesday has plans to lock the Thing so she can’t go back to her parents and tell them what she’s been up to – namely, that she plans to escape wherever she is. However, Wednesday decides to give Thing a choice – pledge your allegiance to her, and she can remain free. Understandably, given the alternative, it doesn’t take long for Thing to agree to those terms.
Tudum’s exclusive clip comes a month (and a day!) after the first official trailer for Wednesday Addams dropped online. That teaser gave us a much better idea of the comedy-horror vibe the Netflix live-action series is aiming for, but this new clip offers a bigger look at how Jenna Ortega will embody the role of Wednesday in the character’s first standalone tale.
The new footage also comes 24 hours after Wednesday’s TV show was given an official release date: November 23, which is, unsurprisingly, a Wednesday. The spooky season will be pretty much over by then, but it will still be an exciting post-Halloween watch.
Netflix’s Wednesday stars Ortega in the lead role, with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, and Isaac Ordonez playing Morticia, Gomez, and Pugsley Addams, respectively.
Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Riki Lindhorne and Christina Ricci — who starred Wednesday in the beloved Addams Family films of the early 1990s — are also among the show’s substantial supporting cast.
To learn more about Tudum 2022, be sure to read ‘s live blog about every new announcement and reveal about the best Netflix movies and TV shows.
Netflix has debuted the first clip from its upcoming fantasy adventure movie Slumberland – and it looks fantastically gorgeous.
Released during its Tudum 2022 global fan event, Netflix gave us our first proper look at the family movie starring Jason Momoa. And by all accounts, it looks like it’s going to be an entertaining and potentially heartbreaking Netflix movie.
Check out the extended clip below:
The 80-second clip doesn’t reveal much about the film’s plot, but it does show the solid chemistry that exists between Momoa’s Flip and Marlow Barkley’s Nema. The former revels in laying down Slumberland’s rules for his partner in crime, but, unbeknownst to Flip, there’s more to Nema than meets the eye. Looks like Flip has had his work cut out in the prank department.
Away from the pair’s natural relationship, Slumberland looks like it could be a beautiful movie to watch. Those chairs that unfold, the butterflies building a new dream world, and that cute pig toy look like they’ll leave viewers in awe and wonder in equal measure.
Based on Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strip, Slumberland will see Nema team up with Flip to try and see her late father Nemo (Kyle Chandler) one last time. Weruche Opia, India de Beaufort and Chris O’Dowd are among the film’s supporting cast. Meanwhile, Francis Lawrence – who directed the Hunger Games films – is directing, with the film’s screenplay written by David Guion and Michael Handelman (both Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb).
Netflix is set to release Slumberland in time for Thanksgiving (November 24), with the film coming to the streaming service on November 18.
has covered all of the Tudum 2022 announcements and reveals. So head over to our now-finished live blog to catch up on what you’ve missed from Netflix’s best shows and movies.
Netflix has released an impressive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming film, Pinocchio.
The new footage, shared during streamer Tudum’s annual fan event, shows the complex processes involved in producing a stop-motion animated feature film.
Del Toro himself narrates the two-minute clip, which teases several scenes from the film and will likely have fans even more anxious awaiting Pinocchio’s December 9 release date. Check out the featurette for yourself below:
As its name suggests, the Netflix movie is a retelling of Carlo Collodi’s beloved 1883 fairy tale about a wooden puppet come to life. Del Toro’s darkest take on history, however, will be set in the 1930s, during Mussolini’s fascist regime.
Filmed in stop-motion similar to the recent Netflix project The HousePinocchio stars Ewan McGregor and newcomer Gregory Mann as the voices of Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio, respectively, with Game of Thrones alum David Bradley in tow as Geppetto.
Ron Perlman, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro and Finn Wolfhard are among the stellar supporting cast of the Netflix film.
When it releases on December 9, Del Toro’s Pinocchio won’t be the only Pinocchio adaptation to arrive in 2022. Forrest Gump filmmaker Robert Zemeckis recently brought the century-old tale to life on Disney Plus, though we’ve labeled the film as a “somewhat magical remake whose strings finally hold it” in our review.
The fourth season of You has finally been given a release date – or rather, two release dates, as the psychological thriller series is coming in two parts.
Announced at Tudum 2022, Netflix has confirmed that the next part of Joe Goldberg’s story will be released in two parts. You season 4 part 1 will be released on February 10, 2023, while part 2 will be released on the streaming service a month later. This is March 10, 2023.
The first teaser for You season 4 was also released along with the release date announcement, which you can watch below:
As the trailer reveals, Joe Goldberg is no longer the “lovable bookstore manager in New York, or the clerk in Los Angeles, or the doting husband in the suburbs.” Instead, in Season 4, he will play Professor Jonathan Moore, another reinvention that apparently allowed Joe to put the past behind him.
Or so it seems. Joe suggests that his penchant for falling in love with women is a thing of the past, but it turns out that a few female characters – Tati Gabrielle’s Marienne, Amy Leigh-Hickman’s Nadia and Charlotte Ritchie’s Kate – appear in the teaser as Penn Badgley. Joe speaks these words. We don’t know about you, but we don’t believe Joe. Not. One. Chunk.
Sure, viewers will remember that Marienne appeared in You season three, but when did that stop Joe from chasing whoever he wanted? If we were Marienne, we’d be looking over her shoulder.
The rest of the trailer shows other supporting characters, including Rhys from Ed Speelers and Lady Phoebe from Tilly Keeper. Expect them all to be swept away by what Joe has planned in the next installment of the hit Netflix show.
No word has been given on how many episodes You’s fourth season will contain. But given that its three predecessors contained 10 episodes each, we’d be surprised if the series’ fourth entry didn’t contain a similar number.
We live-blog all of the Tudum 2022 announcements as they come out, so head over to read what has been revealed about the best Netflix movies and TV series.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be released on Netflix on December 25, 2022.
Announced during Tudum 2022, the fantasy spin-off series, which has reportedly been plagued by development issues in recent months, will finally be released on Netflix on Christmas Day.
The release date reveal comes more than a year after the release of the first trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin, with this teaser surprisingly released as a stinger for the final episode of The Witcher season 2. Additionally, Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Deep) has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.
Check out the release date confirmation in the tweet below, which contains the first official poster for the Netflix series:
Worlds will collide. The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres in December. #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/aUss0VQAYXSeptember 24, 2022
Set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher (and Geralt of Rivia), Blood Origin will tell the story of the continent’s first Witcher. It will also cover events leading up to and during the Conjunction of the Spheres – a cataclysmic occurrence that caused multiple realms to collide with one another, resulting in different races and monsters living on the same plane of existence.
Blood Origin will star Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji) as Éile, a warrior-turned-musician whose former life catches up with her based on what takes place in The Witcher spin-off series. Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once, Shang-Chi) and Laurence O’Fuarain (Rebellion, Game of Thrones) will be the main supporting cast members in the series. Lenny Henry (The Rings of Power) and Dylan Moran (Black Books), among many others, will also be in attendance.
The Witcher: Blood Origin was originally expected to release in mid-2022 and be a six-episode limited series. However, the Witcher fan site Redanian intelligence (opens in new tab) It has since reported that the show has been cut to four episodes while it will be narrated by fan-favorite character Jaskier (Joey Batey) to help link it to Netflix’s flagship series Witcher.
The streaming giant didn’t confirm any of these details during the Tudum 2022 segment. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Blood Origin in the coming weeks ahead of its December release.
More news about Netflix’s Witcher franchise is also on the way, so keep an eye on for more when we have it.
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Extraction 2 will feature twice as many action sequences as its predecessor, according to a new behind-the-scenes look at the Netflix film.
Released as part of Netflix’s Tudum 2022 festivities, the featurette takes viewers inside the production of the action movie starring Chris Hemsworth. And, based on what director Sam Hargrave teases, it looks like Extraction 2 will really add to the action of the Netflix movie that preceded it.
Watch the behind-the-scenes teaser for Extraction 2 below:
“With a title of ‘two’ behind your name, you have to bring at least twice the action”, Hargrave boasts during the 80-second teaser. The featurette certainly positions Extraction 2 as a step up from the first Extraction movie, with multiple explosions, gunfights, and chase sequences on display throughout.
Interestingly, Hargrave also hinted that Extraction 2 will contain an even better ‘oner’ – aka a seemingly continuous one-shot sequence that keeps the audience in the middle of the action for a scene of several minutes. A similar sequel was the main selling point of the first Extraction film. As Hargrave says, however: “For Extraction 2, we’re going to push that [oner shot] even more so with a more intricate and more extreme sequel than before.”
The featurette suggests such an upgrade might be possible, with camera rig passed between various crew members during some potentially long and intense action scenes. We’ll have to wait for Extraction 2 to release, however, to see if Hargrave is in the money.
Rescue 2 doesn’t yet have a release date on Netflix, but it will arrive sometime in 2023. The epic action flick will see Hemsworth reprise his role as black ops mercenary Tyler Rake from the first film, with Golshifteh Farahani also returning as Rake’s mercenary partner. Nik Khan. It is unclear whether Rudhraksh Jaiswal will appear as Ovi Mahajan Jr., the son of an Indian crime lord, in the sequel.
There’s a lot more to read in Tudum 2022, so read ‘s archived live blog for the biggest announcements about the best shows and movies on Netflix.