And in a sign of the huge energy draw from the tech show, once the crowds were let back in, the return to full, blazing electronic glory was slow.
Late morning on Wednesday, the power went down in a main hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, sending thousands of vendors and visitors outdoors or to other venues.
We will also spend time with Australian media attending the show to talk about the key trends and help our customers understand what they can expect to see in the not too distant future, and why the strength of our networks will be pivotal in helping Australian consumers and businesses get the most out of them.
Sales of smart speakers are expected to almost double in the U.S., to $3.8 billion, from past year according to Lesley Rohrbaugh and Steve Koenig, researchers with the Consumer Technology Association, which organises the annual CES trade event.
Different areas would also be added to the event to accommodate emerging technologies, he said, including augmented reality apps and unusual vehicles.
CES is open to members of the technology industry, and attendees must be at least 18 years old. We didn't have smart cities.
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.
The screen is expected to be slim, offer deep blacks, and feature more than 33 million self-illuminating pixels for the clearest picture to date.
South Korean tech giant Samsung also showcased its own assistant, "Bixby", which is integrated in its 2018 Smart TV. The Samsung Galaxy X could be the first smartphone to feature a truly bendable touchscreen - technology Samsung previewed at a previous Consumer Electronics Show. "Buddy" - made by French startup Blue Frog Robotics - is a Google Assistant voice-controlled robot that can roam around a family home.
CES is historically home to technology advancements and prototypes from the likes of Google, Samsung and Silicon Valley start ups, however this year commercial road transport solutions aim to steal the show.
Gareth Shaw, a money expert at Which?, says he expects other businesses might opt for a similar solution. Companies are no longer allowed to charge a fee to customers choosing to pay with credit or debit cards.
Some 40 minutes after the original message was sent, a second alert was pushed to people's phones, declaring a false alarm. At the PGA Tour event on Oahu, Waialae Country Club was largely empty and players were still a few hours from arriving.
Equities research analysts forecast that Rockwell Automation, Inc. will post $6.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The institutional investor acquired 4,100 shares of the industrial products company's stock, valued at approximately $805,000.
Despite the EU's ambitions, China has said it plans to have an exascale computer ready in 2018 , five years before the EU. They can help us to develop personalised medicine, save energy and fight against climate change more efficiently.
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