Journalists, industry heads, and tech enthusiasts have decended on Las Vegas this week for the annual CES showcase of bleeding edge electronics. On Wednesday, everyone gathered around giant gleaming TVs, strapped on VR headsets, played fetch with robot dogs, and then the power blew out.
Currently, Gizmodo’s correspondents are wandering around amongst the booth lackeys and PR shills in the dark, and everyone is getting a nice break from the eye-searing pixels and jargon-laden patter of pitches.
Electric car showcases provided our photographers with some illumination, while sleep-deprived bloggers headed towards the sun for the first time in their lives.
Of course, all of the attendees have their own sources of light to guide the way.
And CES Twitter is freaking out:
— Sam Rutherford (@samrutherford) January 10, 2018
— Julia Boorstin (@JBoorstin) January 10, 2018
Let's check in on the CES livestream.... pic.twitter.com/9BrX2ROXLa
— R/GA (@RGA) January 10, 2018
— Intel (@intel) January 10, 2018
— Brian Lent (@BrianLent1) January 10, 2018
The lights going out at CES is the most interesting thing that’s happened there in many years
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) January 10, 2018
Right now all the flashlight vendors at CES are like, “Now it’s our time to shine!”
— not that Michael Moore (@Kiey) January 10, 2018