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.

DualSense Edge: Everything we know about the PS5 controller

With the DualSense Edge finally being revealed, we now know what the standard professional PS5 controller looks like.

The DualSense Edge was announced at Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live presentation. Sony debuted the controller in the showcase with a brief teaser showing the updated controller and its custom features that put it a few notches above the regular DualSense controller.

New God of War Ragnarok Abilities Revealed, Including Incinerated Blades

God of War: Ragnarok will give Kratos a bunch of new abilities to play with, including some super elemental moves and a selection of shields.

With God of War: Ragnarok just a few months away from release, its developers have started to let us know what we can expect from Kratos and Atreus’ next adventure. Talking to Game Informer (opens in new tab)combat designers Mihir Sheth and Denny Yeh said the dynamic duo have some new toys to play with, filling in the gaps from the first God of War.

The wave of Meta cancellations continues with the Facebook Gaming app

Meta is reversing yet another one of its projects by shutting down its Facebook Gaming app on Android and iOS smartphones starting October 28, 2022.

The news was delivered to Facebook Gaming users today via a direct notice from the Facebook Gaming team, informing them that after that date, Facebook Gaming will be relegated to the Gaming tab in the regular Facebook app and Facebook in your browser. web.

Sony’s new Dolby Atmos soundbar is like a cheaper Sonos Arc and it’s tempting

Sony has just announced its latest soundbar at IFA 2022, the Sony HT-A3000, which is a full-featured soundbar designed to deliver positional Dolby Atmos sound and great bass in a single box.

The Sony HT-A3000 will be available in October and will cost £599 / $699, with an Australian release yet to be confirmed.