Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas

Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas

A central theme of this year's show is "Smart Cities", and automakers and other companies have used elaborate virtual reality displays of tree-lined streets with smooth flowing traffic to promote technology and investments aimed at relieving urban congestion. The Samsung Galaxy X could be the first smartphone to feature a truly bendable touchscreen - technology Samsung previewed at a previous Consumer Electronics Show. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features technology from a wide array of industries.

What happens to all those internet-connected refrigerators, robots and other devices when the power goes out?

"A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found that 'there remains a persistent lack of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in the technology workforce, '" CTA president and CEO Gary Shapiro and CES senior VP Karen Chupka wrote in their response to Gender Avenger founder Gina Glantz. "This is a global issue - not just within the technology sector - all industries and our society at large can and must do better".

Also at CES, a new autonomous last mile delivery solution proposed by Toyota called "e-Palette" will see Pizza Hut, Amazon, Chinese ride-hailing giant, Didi, Mazda and Uber join together as members of a new "mobility service business alliance". The massive four-day show officially opens Tuesday.

"Google's booth at CES 2018 was forced to close on Tuesday due to heavy rains that caused flooding".

Giant drone can carry 500 pounds of cargo
Firstly, Boeing will use the prototype as a "flying test bed" to develop its autonomous technology for future applications. It is created to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications.

South Korean industry leaders are absent for the second year in a row on the keynote schedule of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's biggest IT fair, having been replaced by fast-rising Chinese counterparts.

CES attracts about 180,000 attendees and roughly 4,000 exhibitors.

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.

CES Tech South: Located at the ARIA Hotel, Park MGM, and Vdara.

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