Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

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

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

Record-breaking rains hit Las Vegas on Tuesday, leading to flooding and the closing of some major booths, including Google's. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas. "Thanks for your continued patience". "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the flawless black of an #LGOLEDTV".

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", the CTA, Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority and NV Energy - which provides electricity to the Las Vegas Convention Center - said in a joint statement.

Some publicists even tried to exploit the power outage.

While the description of his keynote focuses on the power of technology and Intel's latest advances, Krzanich is also expected to address two key concerns that arose last week - the "Meltdown" vulnerability and his personal sale of stock shortly before news of the vulnerability went public. This is the CES epicenter for the advertising, content, marketing and entertainment communities, hosting a variety of C-Space activities, including conference sessions, networking events, exhibits and hospitality suites.

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There will also be two "mid-range systems", which will be able to handle tens of millions of billions of calculations per second. The Commission expects that member states will chip in another €500m-plus for a total spend of over €1 billion by the year 2020.

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.

"The successful development of the world's first 8K OLED display is a milestone for the 8K era and underscores the exciting potential of OLED", LG Display chief technology officer In-Byung Kang said. The CES official Twitter account said Nevada Power was addressing the outage, and access to the show was being restricted until power could be restored.

Someone is having a bad day! Parts of South and Central Halls, where numerous exhibitors are set up to showcase their products, have been thrown into darkness.

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

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