Power outage hits CES, social media mocks electronics show

Isaac Cain
Января 13, 2018

Peterbilt Motors Company packed up Model 579, flush with autonomous technologies, and headed west to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in LAS VEGAS, the largest electronics show in North America and the launch pad for new technology products. "Does anyone have a battery pack?" wrote Endgadget, a technology news site. This year's show continues through Friday.

The Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, tweeted that it was an "isolated power outage".

"We have been informed by Nevada Energy that the outage impacting the Central Hall and South Hall meeting room connector of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has been addressed and they are in the process of testing and restoring power". "Lights out at CES 2018".

Consumer electronics companies LG Electronics, Panasonic and Hisense touted adding Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice-response services to their home appliances and entertainment devices at press conferences on the eve of CES 2018. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas.

Smart home products like the Google Home speaker will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this year.

"OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader".

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Introducing Blackout™: The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G.

Following the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in the city in October, CES organisers have also confirmed the introduction of new security measures around the event, with more stringent identification and bag check procedures set to be in place around show venues.

CES 2018 has become the first major event of the year to showcase the latest vehicle technology, too, and our sister title Auto Express will also be at the show bringing you the next-generation in motoring.

Young woman plays violin to entertain attendees at the Intel booth during #CES2018 blackout.

The show will also feature a range of Internet-connected home devices that can be controlled from smartphones.

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