Welcome to CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada! We've brought the entire Verge team out to the sun-blazed sands of Vegas, where multiple exhibition halls and hotel penthouse suites are being loaded full of new tech gear. Keep your web navigators locked to our CES hub for the very latest, which will include live blogs of the biggest events (starting with Acer later today), interviews with the electronics industry's decision makers, and of course, hands-on coverage of all the freshly launched products.

To get yourself in the mood, check out our CES Preview and follow our CES highlights stream for the biggest stories as they hit.