Journalists, industry heads, and tech enthusiasts descended 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. According to an announcement by the CES organizers, 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.” (The violist informed us that her name is HÄANA / and she’s on Twitter @thisishaana.)
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:
Update: Our team on the ground confirms that power has been restored.