The World's Most Futuristic Cruise Ship Made Me Miss the Past

I woke up in a strange place. The bed felt plush, and when I rolled over onto my side, there was water, an ocean full of it. I felt slightly sick. I'd just spent my first night on the world's most advanced cruise ship, but a billion dollars worth of technology is no match for the Atlantic Ocean. » 11/18/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

5 Apps That Help You Find Your City's Hidden Gems

Ask how a phone can help you discover a new place, and most of us think of the aimless Googling or Yelping we perform when desperately trying to find somewhere to eat. But I wanted to find apps that served like treasure maps, pointing me toward the hidden gems tucked away in a city—if only I knew which way to walk. » 11/13/14 1:21pm 11/13/14 1:21pm

A Look at How Royal Caribbean's New Virtual Balconies Work

It almost sounded too crazy to be true, when Royal Caribbean announced that it would begin installing virtual balconies in windowless rooms on its latest cruise ships. Giant screens that simulate breathtaking ocean views in real time sound crazy! The travel company was not lying, though, and now they've got video to… » 11/05/14 4:10pm 11/05/14 4:10pm

An Austin Airport Is Counting Cell Phones to Predict TSA Wait Times

If you're passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favor and make sure you have your phone's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck—but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they'll be spending in airport security… » 10/23/14 4:17pm 10/23/14 4:17pm

New NYC Tourism Ads Target Locals Too Lazy to Leave the Neighborhood

New York sometimes feels like an archipelago of multiple cities—cities which, unless you have a damn good reason like work or your friend's band, you rarely visit. So for its latest ad campaign, NYC isn't going after out-of-staters. It's going after the lazy ass locals who never visit any neighborhoods but their own. » 10/23/14 4:09pm 10/23/14 4:09pm