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. Throughout the last few years, we have seen some exciting developments in the commercial vehicle industry that have pushed the boundaries of innovation.

The rare blackout follows rains that had shuttered some events at the show, whose location in the Nevada desert usually offers visitors a respite from snow and frigid temperatures elsewhere in the country. Since then, four other executives from Samsung's IT-leading affiliates gave keynote addresses at the CES.

"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. "Those of us who produce events must do better too". A company with a smart sleep device called Aromarest began an email pitch by saying, "Having the lights go out, as they did today at CES, is one way to get some sleep".

The Las Vegas Convention Center, where CES is taking place, is now experiencing what event organizers are calling an "isolated power outage".

Despite being a convention dedicated to incredible (and sometimes very bizarre) upcoming technology, the Consumer Electronics Show is subject to power loss like anything else.

Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas
Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas

Thousands were evacuated from the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

"AI is going to know you and you will be able to trust the device".

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. Tech West is also home to Eureka Park, the startup community for new businesses and entrepreneurs at CES.

CES attendees and media are welcome to attend.

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