Video: CES 2018 in 2 Minutes

Check out the LG 'OLED Canyon' and other technologies seen at CES 2018 (when the lights were on).

CES 2018 was more than the 2-hour blackout, there were plenty of cool technologies to see.

CE Pro Editors · January 12, 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas was held this week with nearly 200,000 attendees crowded into multiple venues. There is no way to see the entire show, but here is a quick glimpse of some of the trends and quirky elements CE Pro encountered at the show. 

Unfortunately the biggest news from the show might have been a 2-hour blackout that hit the Las Vegas Convention Center. At 11:15 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, the power went out in the Central Hall, plunging it into total darkness. Attendees used their cellphones to exit the facility, which spilled many of the attendees into the North and South Halls. There were apparently no operable emergency lights in the hall. 

In a statement on from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), NV Energy and Consumer Technology Association (CTA), regarding the power outage in the Las Vegas Convention Center:

"Today at approximately 11:15 AM, the Central Hall and South Hall bridge meeting rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas. A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers. We are grateful to NV Energy for their swift assistance, to our customers and their clients for their patience and to the staff for ensuring the safety and security of all attendees and exhibitors."

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Among the highlights of the show are:

  • The 92-foot-long LG Electronics "OLED Canyon" exhibit featured 246 55-inch LG Open Frame OLED displays, along with other innovations in video technology. 
  • Smart home technology that was prevalent with major video manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG, Haier and TCL showcasing their connected ecosystems.
  • Wireless samurai swords and dancing virtual reality.

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