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"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", according to a statement from the Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority, NV Energy and the Consumer Technology Association.
The event is spread across multiple locations around Las Vegas, but the 3.2 million square foot convention center hosts the main attraction. It's an event where is a blur of booths, press events, demos, and gadgets shown.
CES 2018 is officially underway.
Whereas the 2017 CES was underscored by a heavy focus on smart home automation, this year's edition of the event will likely place more attention to the emerging fields of virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
After close to two hours without power, electricity was restored and the areas that had been evacuated reopened.
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One of the most curious devices arriving at CES will be presented by Miliboo, a company that has been working on a smart sofa that collects information about television viewing habits and correlates them to the posture assumed by viewers during specific programming. The hashtag #CESBlackout was born.
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.
As the slogan suggests, this year's show was all about AI-loaded high-tech products, devices and services.
Someone is having a bad day!
The lights went dark just before 11:30 a.m. PT in the convention's Central Hall. My colleague @jeffersongraham is inside South Hall here and says there is still power.
For example, Slate today highlighted the return of a $980, clothes-folding robotic device called the FoldiMate, which it called "the most CES thing ever".