The Verge will be taking Circuit Breaker, its popular gadget blog turned live show on Twitter, to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with daily live episodes, exclusively on Twitter.
From January 8-11, the hour-long show will air live on Twitter via Circuit Breaker’s Twitter account (@circuitbreaker) and live.twitter.com/CES each day at 2 PM PST / 5 PM EST. Hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn will bring fans the most fascinating topics in technology and hands-on presentations of the best gadgets from CES, beginning with an introduction of the day’s news followed by first-looks and demonstrations of the newest products from the CES floor.
Several popular reporters from The Verge will join the show to demonstrate new gadgets, including appearances by Paul Miller, Ashley Carman, and Lauren Goode. Sam Sheffer, an independent content creator and former member of The Verge, will return to the Hype Desk as a special guest throughout the week.
The Circuit Breaker live shows will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices globally and each stream will be accompanied by a Twitter timeline, featuring CES-related real-time conversation. Breakout clips from each episode will be posted to Circuit Breaker’s Twitter account and consolidated into a Twitter Moment. Throughout each episode, hosts and guests will look to Twitter for fan questions to answer live on the show.
At CES 2017, The Verge and Twitter presented Vergecast Live at CES, bringing The Verge’s signature podcast exclusively to Twitter Live for three days. Vergecast Live was hosted by Patel and Bohn from the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, drawing in fans to watch the live show and participate in the conversation.