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The Avengers just saved the world… from overcomplicated CES 2019 gadgets

Published Jan 9th, 2019 9:49AM EST
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If you thought CES 2019 doesn’t have enough new tech to wow you, well, you’re not the only one. But of course we still saw a plethora of new gadgets come debut at this year’s huge tech show in Las Vegas. Most of these devices are smarter than ever, which is something that’s equal parts useful and disturbing. After all, do we really need faucets with Alexa compatibility? The best review, if you will, of CES 2019 comes this year from an unexpected place: The Avengers.

It started with this tweet from Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It turns out Evans is not too happy about having “smarts” built into every piece of technology, and he thinks “everyone” agrees with him.

It’s unclear what upset Evans, but new gadgets coming out of CES have dominated tech news since Sunday, so his rant can’t be just a coincidence. Robert Downey Jr. answered in what sure feels like Tony Stark / Iron Man character, calling upon that other science guy from the MCU, Bruce Banner (played by Mark Ruffalo), to help:

Of course, Ruffalo was quick to reply in the best possible way:

Marvel fans know too well what that “language” reference is all about, but just in case you forgot, here’s what it means:

Evans quickly got into character, as he replied to Downey Jr.:

I think we can all agree that CES would be a lot better with a little Stark magic in it, but sadly we all live in the real world. As for these particular Avengers, you’ll soon catch them on the big screen because Avengers: Endgame is set to premiere on April 26th.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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