What to expect from the Steve Jobs Theater at the new iPhone reveal

 For the very first time, Apple is opening up the brand new Steve Jobs theater to unveil new iPhones (and more, we think) on September 12. This Apple Campus has been in the works for quite some time. In fact, one of our first stories on the new HQ was written by MG Siegler. In any case, folks will be allowed to visit the Steve Jobs Theater for the first time next week. But what will they find? Read More

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Apple sets iPhone event for September 12 at new Steve Jobs theater

 Apple just sent out invites for its annual iPhone event, which is taking place on September 12 at its new Cupertino HQ, at the Steve Jobs Theater it built there specifically to host special events. It’s expected that Apple will reveal a brand new iPhone with a nearly bezel-free design on the day. TechCrunch previously reported that the event would fall on this day, confirming… Read More

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The Sonos Playbase is a home theater in a slab

 Sonos makes some of the best whole-home wireless audio gear I’ve used, bar none. I’ve tried Bluetooth and Zigbee models, wired and unwired gear, and nothing comes close to Sonos’ ease-of-use and reliability. It is, in short, the Jobs-era Apple of consumer audio – everything just works and if it doesn’t Sonos will have a fix eventually. So it comes as no surprise… Read More

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Xgimi’s H1 is a powerful, portable all-in-one home theater projector

147a9456 For a growing number of individuals who are happy using their smartphones, tablets and notebooks for the bulk of their media consumption, a projector makes a lot of sense vs. a traditional TV for occasional big-screen viewing, and Xgimi’s new H1 is an even better fit than most for the mobile generation. The Xgimi H1 is currently available for pre-order via a funding campaign on… Read More

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Alexa’s new Logitech Harmony skill adds voice control to your home theater

Amazon Echo Top Detail 2 Controlling your home theater setup with your voice just got a lot easier: Alexa now has an official Logitech Harmony skill, letting you issue simple commands like “Alexa, turn on the TV” or Alexa, turn on Netflix” to start Harmony activities. This is far simpler than existing third-party skills, which can give you Harmony control but involve awkward or complicated phrasing to… Read More

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