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CES unplugged: electronics show hit by power outage

14 January, 2018, 00:16 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • CES 2018: Get ready for yet more (yes more) smart devices

This multi-hotel venue will feature the innovative power behind the industry's emerging technology, including revolutions in fitness and health, the Internet of Things, wearables, smart home, sensors and other high-growth technologies changing the world.

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.

But in addition to technology that might end up in your home, the show is also expected to host downright unusual devices, from a Harry Potter-style automated chess board to a one-person electric auto.

The Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, has issued a statement regarding the blackout saying that a preliminary assessment indicates that "condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers".

CES is now in its 51st year.

By the end of this week's show we should have a better sense for whether Amazon will extend its lead or if Google Assistant will make serious inroads against Alexa in the coming year.

Home-entertainment equipment is expected to be among the technologies overhauled at CES this year, with LG promising to unveil the largest OLED television to feature an 8K resolution - more than double the sharpness of top televisions now on sale.


TV maker LG's OLED Canyon display demo, with 246 OLED panels and more than 30 high-definition generators, took almost an hour to get back in full operation.

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

Not all technology at the show immediately came back to life, however.

The Consumer Electronics Show was shut down briefly due to a blackout.

One of the biggest battles at CES 2018 is set to be between Amazon and Google with both wanting to own the voice activation market.

Innovative modes of transport are also expected to play a big role in the show this year, from an electric vehicle created to seat just one person, the Solo from Canadian firm Electra Meccanica, to the world's smallest underwater scooter, the Sublue WhiteShark Mix. It can also be integrated with other smart devices in the home, such as smart hair dryers.

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