2013 was the first time in many years that Microsoft didn’t host the opening keynote for the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas. Instead, the show went to Qualcomm and its CEO, Dr. Paul Jacobs. We weren’t quite sure what to expect beyond a new series of processors, but what we got was weirder than anything we’ve seen in all of our collective years attending CES. While Chris Ziegler translated the surreal experiences into a liveblog and I took photos of the craziest moments, the rest of the Verge staff took to Twitter to react to the event. You can relive the insanity right here.
Do yourself a favor and read this piece on last night’s CES 2013 opening keynote from the folks at Qualcomm. They’ve also got video of the whole Qualcomm presentation; a bizarre, Rolls Royce infused event which prompted Verge editor-in-chief Josh Topolsky to say that “reality is jumping the shark.”