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Night into daytime: behind the scenes of CES 2013

I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums

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Friends, acquaintances, co-conspirators, everyone in between: thank you. It was a crazy week of newsgathering, photographing, video producing, showrunning, podcasting, binge eating, power-napping, and above all, storytelling.

What did we do? We lost ourselves in the Oculus Rift. We experienced a new form of existentialism with Qualcomm. We went behind-the-scenes at casinos to talk about the war on cheating. We gave Trent Wolbe a camera and told him to be himself. 2013 was the year that 4K televisions and 1080p smartphones paled in comparison to smaller, more unique products — many of which have their roots in Kickstarter projects (a new generation of hardware startups that would've been unthinkable even three years ago).

We can all honestly say it was the best CES yet for us, and it's all because of you. We're just about wrapped up without coverage and caught up on our sleep (for those not fighting post-event sickness, that is), and so it's a great time to thank everyone who made the show great and possible.

CES 2013 behind the scenes photos


Intern Jacob Kastrenakes.

Video Review

Extended Credits

Senior Producer of Events: Nina Sokoler

The Verge Product team is:

VP, Product + Technology: Trei Brundrett

Product Manager: Justin Glow
Developers: Blake Thomson, Guillermo Esteves
Designers: Brenton Laverty, James Chae, Scott Kellum
Support Manager: Chao Li

The Verge Video is:

Executive Producer: Chad Mumm
Head of Production: Kyle Kramer
Editorial Producer: Ross Miller
Showrunners (First! and Top Shelf):
Billy Disney and Jordan Oplinger

Live Producer: Brendan Murphy
Post Production Supervisor: Regina Dellea
Operations: Evan Rodgers

Production Coordinators: Talia Keren-Zvi, Lindsey Ferrier

Reports producer: Sam Thonis
Studio B producer: John Lagomarsino
Director / Editor: Graham Hancock,
Ryan Manning, Phil Knowlton,
Editor: Leanne Belgiorno
Graphics: Noah Shulman

Features Producer: Stephen Greenwood

Special Thanks to: Jim Bankoff, Marty Moe — where still photographers and
videographers can rent virtually everything.