Standalone VR headsets are finally ready to make a big leap forward

Standalone VR headsets are finally ready to make a big leap forward

Tech company media events broadly divide into two categories: Apple-style events where completed new products are revealed just before they hit stores, and Qualcomm-style events where new technologies are revealed well ahead of actual availability — sometimes without even naming the first products that will include the innovations. Rather than proclaiming one type of event […]

Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires

Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires

Mr. Trump has long clashed with California. The state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, has filed multiple lawsuits against the Trump administration, on issues like immigration, health care and environment policy. For its part, the administration has never appeared to hold back in confronting the state, and the president last year publicly blamed Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

The RetroBeat: Watch the first trailer for the Console Wars documentary

The RetroBeat: Watch the first trailer for the Console Wars documentary

Console Wars remains the best book I’ve ever read about the gaming industry. It’s the exciting story of Sega of America taking on Nintendo’s console monopoly in the ’90s. We’ve known that it would become a documentary, and now we have a first trailer. The documentary will be available on CBS All Access on September […]

Big Voting Decisions in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas: What They Mean for November

Big Voting Decisions in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas: What They Mean for November

As Democrats and Republicans prepare to fight for votes in the fall general election, recent court decisions in three battleground states illustrate how each side is maneuvering for the best possible legal position to achieve its goals — with Democrats hoping to expand voting to as many citizens as possible and Republicans working to limit […]

At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus was spreading around the world, and officials at the United States Agency for International Development were anxious to rush humanitarian aid to nations in need. But first, they had to settle a debate over American branding and whether it should be displayed on assistance headed to conflict zones. Political appointees from […]