Journalists, industry heads and tech enthusiasts descended on Las Vegas this week for the annual CES showcase of bleeding edge electronics. Today, everyone gathered around giant gleaming TVs, strapped on VR headsets, played fetch with robot dogs, and then the power blew out.
Photo: Raul Marrero/Gizmodo
Currently, Gizmodo’s correspondents are wandering around amongst the booth lackeys and PR people in the dark, and everyone is getting a nice break from the eye-searing pixels and jargon-laden patter of pitches. According to an announcement by the CES organisers, they are aware that there is a problem.
Gizmodo’s team captured this kind person providing some entertainment on an old-school device called a “violin”.
Electric car showcases provided our photographers with some illumination.
Sleep-deprived bloggers are heading 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