From Virtual Reality to Robots, Here Are SXSW’s Buzziest Topics So Far

Virtual reality, mobile apps, robots, 3D technology and artificial intelligence have dominated social chatter around South by Southwest Interactive during the first few days of the five-day festival.

Cruise Ships Now Depend on Parents Bringing the Kids Along

In the summer of 1951, a passenger aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth had plenty of things to do. There was shuffleboard, deck tennis, books to borrow from the library. The Berlin Philharmonic performed Beethoven’s Symphony No.

Perspective: All Hands on Deck

Ever since Samuel Cunard sent the RMS Britannia across the Atlantic in 1840, the shipping business has looked for various ways to lure passengers aboard—a task that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Poll: Cruise Ship Vacay Not Such A Hot Idea

Jan. 13’s wreck of the Costa Concordia has already splashed the Web with the kinds of images (like, say, a 112,000-ton ship lying on its side) that cruise operators would rather the traveling public not see.