Why Los Angeles Officials Voted to Cancel an Almost $2 Billion Contract

California TodayThursday: A shift in thinking about jails and mental health. Also: Virtual restaurants, and dance parties.ImageThe long fight over the future of incarceration in Los Angeles reached a crucial point this week.CreditDamian Dovarganes/Associated PressGood morning.(Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.)My colleague Tim Arango has this dispatch…

The weirdest VR experience yet could make you happier

You’re sitting in a virtual doctor’s office, looking across a desk at none other than Sigmund Freud. You begin to explain your problem to this representation of Freud—that you’re worried that you’re not performing well at work—as he nods empathetically. But then, before he has a chance to fully respond, the experience changes and you…

How to get the best Twitch stream in PlayStation VR

While you’re fully immersed inside your virtual world with PlayStation VR, there’s no reason you wouldn’t want to share it with everyone else, right? Twitch is the biggest platform on the planet for gamers to broadcast their adventures to friends, family, and complete strangers. Streaming VR is a little different to a regular console game,…

The weirdest VR experience yet could make you happier

You’re sitting in a virtual doctor’s office, looking across a desk at none other than Sigmund Freud. You begin to explain your problem to this representation of Freud—that you’re worried that you’re not performing well at work—as he nods empathetically. But then, before he has a chance to fully respond, the experience changes and you…

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note10 won’t support Gear VR headset

Between reports of flagging sales and seemingly little promotional activity from Samsung, there’s been no shortage of speculation that the company’s Gear VR headset accessory doesn’t have much longer to live. Now Samsung is confirming speculation that the just-announced Galaxy Note10 series is incompatible with Gear VR, another nail in the once noteworthy virtual reality…