"CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies". It is one of the biggest tech shows of the year and a ridiculuous amount of gadgets will be previewed at the show. It was raining in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday - rare for a desert city.
NV Energy officials say the outage was due to convention center equipment.
After close to two hours without power, electricity was restored and the areas that had been evacuated reopened. One example in this regard is South Korean tech giant LG, which is expected to debut an advanced television set operated by Google Assistant, one of the leading artificial intelligence devices now in the market; in fact, quite a few other tech firms plan to incorporate Google Assistant into their products.
CES attracts about 180,000 attendees and roughly 4,000 exhibitors. That product will be just one of a host of smart home devices launched, with everything from connected cat doors that open automatically to cordless, infra-red hair dryers revealed at CES.
And in a sign of the huge energy draw from the tech show, once the crowds were let back in, the return to full, blazing electronic glory was slow.
"OLED is clearly a next-generation technology leader".
CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show, and it is the annual trade show run by the Consumer Technology Association.
Someone is having a bad day! "If our extension cord went over there we'd be out of power". Some meeting rooms in South Hall also lost power. Folks still leaving Central Hall and not let in. "We're going quickly to self-driving cars and artificial intelligence, the internet-Of-Things, and things that weren't even in our vocabulary 10 years ago and now they're major parts of CES", he said. Intel had a tongue-in-cheek announcement for a product called "Blackout".