Monday, 10 December, 2018

All the New 2018 Tech From the CES Floor

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Introducing Blackout™ The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G. #CESblackout Intel Introducing Blackout™ The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G. #CESblackout
Doris Mccormick | 12 January, 2018, 17:22

Power was restored and the lights were back on at 2:10PM, CES said.

Update 6:39pm CT, Jan. 10: The CES blackout was caused by "condensation from heavy rainfall" on a transformer at the Las Vegas Convention Center, convention authorities said in a statement Wednesday.

CNET reports that power failed in parts of the Las Vegas Convention Center's South and Central Halls on the second day of exhibitions. Indeed, it was raining in Las Vegas on January 8 and 9, a rare occurrence for a desert city.

The power failure came after heavy rain a day earlier, which had forced Google to shut one of its booths installed in the convention center's auto park. Nevada Energy is "in the process of testing and restoring power".

Even after the power was restored, companies had to go through the hassle of resetting devices on display - those connected wirelessly with each other, in particular.

As CES got things straightened out, we continued bringing you the latest and greatest stories from the show. "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the flawless black of an #LGOLEDTV".

SEGA and Creative Assembly Reveal Total War: Three Kingdoms
Sadly we won't get to see any gameplay just yet, but the new cinematic trailer, seen above, is certainly worth a watch. Total War: Three Kingdoms was announced by developers Creative Assembly via a YouTube trailer.


Mario Tennis Aces Coming to Nintendo Switch
It mixes the fashion and culture of Tokyo's Shibuya district with a unique timing-based action/RPG game system. It came out past year on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and it's headed to Nintendo Switch this summer.


Alabama, 5 Auburn alumni remain in Super Bowl chase
Last season, linebacker Dont'a Hightower and cornerback Cyrus Jones were members of the New England Patriots' championship team. Tennessee had to win in Week 17 to simply make the playoffs and, most likely, to save the job of head coach Mike Mularkey.


The Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, tweeted that it was an "isolated power outage".

Many attendees and technology journalists were quick to point out the irony of one of the world's largest technology electronics showcases without power. Event officials said they were still investigating how the power went out.

Regardless of the difficulties that the annual convention seems to be facing this year, companies and tech giants continue to be thrilled with the overall theme, with smart lights and speakers soaring to popularity.

Some false info. Event staffer #CES2018 who told me power was down in all halls at LVCC was wrong.

Dozens of reporters queued quietly for lunch boxes in a darkened press room in South Hall.

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