Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show

Yolanda Curtis
January 13, 2018

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

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.

That was the reality today as a portion of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the trade show's location, was shrouded in darkness for more than half an hour. As he can do numerous same things, like reading the weather or providing you great recipes, he thinks of him as Alexa with big eyes.


CES, held every January in Las Vegas, is a major platform for technology companies to debut new products and prototypes. Many opt to watch the excitement unfold live via webcasts and livestreams.

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.

An Amazon Echo device is displayed at the Ford booth at CES 2017 (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)What will be at CES 2018?

CES organisers have also said visitors will notice a "more highly visible law enforcement presence throughout the show and at all venues". As AI chips increasingly filter down into consumer-grade products, we definitely anticipate a larger focus on robots at CES 2018.


Artificial intelligence and smart home assistants are expected to dominate the agenda at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), when it begins tomorrow.

The key themes already emerging are smart home, augmented and virtual reality, self-driving cars, eSports, smart cities, and startups from all areas of technology.

The InstruMMents company will unveil a new smart lamp called Olie that responds to commands through the Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa.


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