Expect to see consumer electronics of all types making their debut, including the latest smartphones, televisions, monitors, computers and tablets, as well as a host of new smart home devices. We are opening Central Hall. Anyway, stick with us over the next couple of days as BJ & Migs report back on how much power our robot overlords have for 2018 and beyond! "Thanks for your continued patience".
That was enough to cut the power Wednesday, even though the sun had come out by then.
CES said in a statement that the outage was caused by "condensation from heavy rainfall" that sparked a flashover on one of the building's transformers.
Of course, the highly unusual, and ironic, event prompted plenty of people and brands to light up Twitter with jokes about the #CESBlackout2018.
Some publicists even tried to exploit the power outage.
The lights went out here shortly after 11 am on the second day of the show. 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. Both large and smaller ones rely on the annual trade show to ink deals that will translate to cash months in the future; the blackout disrupted some of the product demos, panels and meetings key to those deals.
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.
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. Sony, Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm and LG are among the companies with bigger booths in the convention center's Central Hall, the area that was most affected and evacuated during the blackout.
Some false info. Event staffer #CES2018 who told me power was down in all halls at LVCC was wrong.