A new PS5 model just dropped – but it won’t solve the console’s biggest problem

A lighter PS5 review has just been released in Australia, cutting precious grams off Sony’s cumbersome flagship console.

The PS5 is a notoriously heavy kit, but these latest revisions have cut some of the fat. The new disc version of the PS5 weighs 3.9kg, weighing in at 300g lighter than the revised 2021 console. Meanwhile, the PS5 Digital Edition comes in at 3.4kg – 200g lighter than the previous digital revision.

GoPro Hero 11 Black leak suggests action cameras are running out of new ideas

The first leaked images of the GoPro Hero 11 Black have apparently arrived – and suggest that action camera makers may be struggling to make big evolutionary leaps, at least from a design perspective.

Hero 11 Black images come from WinFuture (opens in new tab), which has a strong track record of reliable GoPro leaks. So while it’s tempting to dismiss the images as models based on the Hero 10 Black, it seems likely that this is indeed the design of the action camera king’s next flagship.

Home Connectivity Alliance explained: It connects smart devices from different manufacturers

The Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), which was created to promote safe and secure interoperability across appliances and long-lasting systems within the connected home ecosystem, will exhibit its first demonstration of cloud-to-cloud connectivity at IFA 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

The demo is seen as a step forward in the joint efforts of multiple app brands to control multiple brands of appliances, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and TVs. HCA should reach this milestone in no time — the alliance was only launched in January 2022.

Nvidia GPU sales drop, which could be great news for consumers

Graphics card sales dropped sharply – in terms of discrete (standalone) and integrated (built-in processors) GPUs – in the second quarter, and Nvidia’s lineup took a particularly sharp defeat according to the latest from a firm of analysts.

As Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab) reports, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has produced figures for the second quarter of 2022 that show that overall GPU sales are down 14.9% compared to the previous quarter, due to demand for PCs decreasing – with the cost of living rising , no doubt starting to play a bigger part in this.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theater is ‘an entire cinema in a beautiful soundbar’

Bang & Olufsen makes some of the most beautiful hi-fi and audio-visual products out there, so it stands to reason that the high-end Danish specialist can certainly create one of the best soundbars on the planet if they put their mind to it – and that’s what apparently occurred.

The Beosound Theater has just launched in Berlin, just steps away from the massive tech show known as IFA 2022 – and we’re here to see (and hear) it.

The Beosound Theater is billed as “an innovative and meticulously crafted next-generation soundbar”, bringing with it great promise – the power of a multi-product home theater setup in a single product. Additionally, B&O tells us that their brand new ‘bar is “created with the ambition to be the most powerful and immersive soundbar in the world” as as well as making a visually stunning addition to your living room.

The Beosound Theater is actually bigger than it looks and can be wall mounted or supplied with an impressive motorized floor stand. (Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

What’s it like to deliver a cinematic experience from a ‘bar? Beosound Theater comes with 12 speaker drivers, including two custom 6.5-inch long-throw woofers and 800 watts of amplification power, providing a sound pressure level of up to 112 dB.

There’s a trivia app in Tom Hanks’ boot and it’s coming to Apple Arcade

If Wordle isn’t scratching his puzzle itch anymore, there may be a solution from an unlikely source: celebrated actor and director Tom Hanks.

Hanks is collaborating with indie game developer BlueLine Studios to create Hanx 101 Trivia, a new quiz game released exclusively on Apple Arcade on September 2nd.

Captionist easily adds subtitles to your videos on iOS and iPadOS

If you’re a content creator, you can use automatic captioning services to help serve hearing-impaired users. But there may be times when those subtitles aren’t accurate, potentially causing more harm than good, and that’s where a new app for iOS and iPadOS comes in.

Called Captionist (opens in new tab)developed by Montana Floss (opens in new tab) team and led by Marc Palmer (opens in new tab)lets you add subtitles to any video you have and then post it wherever you want.

Audio-Technica’s New Cheap Turntable With Bluetooth Is A Modern Vinyl Dream

At IFA 2022, Japanese audio specialist Audio-Technica unveiled two new affordable turntables, both with Bluetooth connectivity.

Priced at £280/€329, the new AT-LP3XBT is the successor to the brand’s popular AT-LP3 turntable.

Twitter Circle can finally help me tweet Spice Girls facts to a chosen few

Twitter has enabled a feature called Circle for all of its users, allowing you to tweet to up to 150 followers without feeling the shame of everyone discovering some facts that might be better kept to themselves.

We’ve all probably been in a situation where we want to share some content that only a select few will understand – it’s similar to a private joke that you and your partner could only laugh at. Twitter Circle is exactly that, which has been in testing since May.

Sony’s rumored four cameras suggest video is now its biggest focus

Sony’s barren year for new camera releases could come to an end soon, according to some new rumors. And these new models will apparently strengthen the feeling that Sony’s priority is now much more video cameras than photocentrics.

The tech giant has just published a new youtube teaser (opens in new tab) titled “cinematography meets robotics”, with the release scheduled to launch on September 6 at 10am ET / 3pm BST (or 12pm AEST on September 7). While this may spark visions of a collaboration with Boston Dynamics, a new post from Sony Alpha rumors (opens in new tab) gave us some more sensible tips about this camera and three more upcoming releases.