CES 2018: Power outage at tech's biggest trade show

Joanna Estrada
January 13, 2018

While atypical for a major event like this, CES 2018 has been hit with a power outage today.

CES is historically home to technology advancements and prototypes from the likes of Google, Samsung and Silicon Valley start ups, however this year commercial road transport solutions aim to steal the show.

The rare blackout follows rains that had shuttered some events at the show, whose location in the Nevada desert usually offers visitors a respite from snow and frigid temperatures elsewhere in the country.

Set to run January 9-12, CES 2018 yesterday provided a sneak preview of some of this year's "Best of Innovation" award winners at the Unveiled Las Vegas media event.

What happens to all those internet-connected refrigerators, robots and other devices when the power goes out? Since then, four other executives from Samsung's IT-leading affiliates gave keynote addresses at the CES.

"We agree, especially for women in leadership roles", Shapiro and Chupka wrote. The first CES was held in New York City in 1967. The list includes Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford Motor Co.; Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group; Qi Lu, chief operating officer of Baidu; and Robert Kyncl, chief business officer of YouTube.

CES attracts about 180,000 attendees and roughly 4,000 exhibitors. "Lights out at CES 2018".

The Consumer Electronics Show lost its electrics shortly after 6am AEDT time, during the show's busiest hours, shutting down parts of the Las Vegas Convention Centre, including Central Hall where the show's biggest exhibits are located. Here you'll find many worldwide exhibitors as well as innovations in audio, drones, gaming, augmented and virtual reality, vehicle technology, video, wireless devices, wireless services, and digital imaging/photography.

FROM folding smartphones and robotic cat doors to televisions larger, sharper, and smarter than those now in our homes, revolutionary technology is expected to emerge from the world's largest technology show this week.

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