Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk with The Verge’s Ashley Carman about Lauren and Ashley’s week in Las Vegas for CES 2018. Although marred by rain (unusual), flooding (predictable) and a massive power outage (unprecedented), the annual Consumer Electronics Show mostly carried on as normal. One big takeaway: CES 2018 was led by a slew of gadgets angling to compete against Amazon’s Alexa. Carman also talks about the continuing prevalence of cars at the tech trade show and a category she’s personally interested in: Tech products made by beauty companies like Neutrogena, which make personalized recommendations to users after scanning their hair or skin. Plus: The trio talks about the severe shortage of women among CES’s keynote speakers and why its apology for that fact doesn’t pass the smell test.