The lights of Vegas shine on CES (photos)

CNET's James Martin trains his camera on some of the sights at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

A view overlooking downtown Las Vegas, as seen from the seventh floor of the Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center early Thursday morning.
A view overlooking downtown Las Vegas, as seen from the seventh floor of the Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center early Thursday morning. James Martin
Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg on stage during the opening keynote for the 2011  CES  show on Thursday.
Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg on stage during the opening keynote for the 2011 CES show on Thursday. James Martin
A Sprint Android ad plastered on the side of the Las Vegas Hilton shines in the glow of Las Vegas light near the Convention Center Thursday night.
A Sprint Android ad plastered on the side of the Las Vegas Hilton shines in the glow of Las Vegas light near the Convention Center Thursday night. James Martin
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is sillouetted on stage as he watches an Xbox and Avatar Kinect  demo video during his keynote Wednesday night at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is sillouetted on stage as he watches an Xbox and Avatar Kinect demo video during his keynote Wednesday night at the Las Vegas Hilton. James Martin
A colorful Cirque du Soleil performace closes Sony's press conference Wednesday evening in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
A colorful Cirque du Soleil performace closes Sony's press conference Wednesday evening in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. James Martin
Posts are stacked in a corner of the Las Vegas Convention Center, helping to control the flow of the estimated 130,000 attendees who visited the Consumer Electronics Show this week.
Posts are stacked in a corner of the Las Vegas Convention Center, helping to control the flow of the estimated 130,000 attendees who visited the Consumer Electronics Show this week. James Martin
About the author

James Martin is the staff photographer at CNET News, covering the geeks and gadgets of Silicon Valley. When he's not live-blogging the latest product launches from Apple, Google, or Facebook, James can be found exploring NASA, probing robotics labs, and getting behind-the-scenes with some of the Bay Area's most innovative thinkers.

 

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