Technology brands including Intel and IBM have been quick to jump into the social conversation with a tongue-in-cheek brand approach after a blackout struck the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Sudden record-breaking downpours on Day One of CES was the first rain for Las Vegas in 116 days, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The robots served a racy but utilitarian function by drawing gawkers to the club, much the way provocatively clad "booth babes" lure CES visitors to wares on the convention floor.
The brightest minds in the world, but nobody thought to think that it can rain in Vegas...
CES have announced online that "We've been informed by Nevada Power that the outage has been addressed and they are in the process of restoring power". "This is a major buzz kill", one officer said as he strolled through the Central exhibit hall. "Again, thank you for your patience during this time", explained the CES Twitter account, at 4:20 p.m. EST. "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the flawless black of an #LGOLEDTV".
Power in the south hall was restored quickly while thousands of attendees inside the Central Hall were left in the dark for about two hours.
The power outage wasn't the only mishap of the week. CES is now the unofficial kickoff of the auto show season. Intel had a tongue-in-cheek announcement for a product called "Blackout".
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.
Someone is having a bad day!
Some false info. Event staffer #CES2018 who told me power was down in all halls at LVCC was wrong. Some meeting rooms in South Hall also lost power.