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Power outage at CES lasts more than one hour

13 January 2018, 05:31 | Megan Pierce

A drone flies near a tent at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday Jan. 8 2014 in Las Vegas

A drone flies near a tent at the International Consumer
Electronics Show on Wednesday Jan. 8 2014 in Las Vegas

"Does anyone have a battery pack?" wrote Endgadget, a technology news site.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's biggest technology show, where numerous world's biggest tech firms gather in Las Vegas to show off their visions of the future and set the tone for the innovative year ahead. While atypical for a major event like this, CES 2018 has been hit with a power outage today.

The biggest electronics show in the world will include some really large products this year - cars.

"We have been informed by Nevada Energy that the outage impacting the Central Hall and South Hall meeting room connector of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has been addressed and they are in the process of testing and restoring power".

Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson travelled to Las Vegas as a guest of Samsung.

"Rival voice assistants such Apple's Siri, Google Home, Microsoft's Cortana and Samsung's Bixby will be on show, but will significantly lag behind Amazon's Alexa, which will be the dominant platform for voice at CES 2018", he said. Power was restored a little more than two hours later.

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"The Internet of Things is so vast and large that no one was really sure how it would work and whether it would all work together", Avi Greengart, research director for consumer platforms and devices at research firm GlobalData, said.

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