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CES 2018 A schedule of events

The news and highlights to expect from CES 2018

Attendees of a major technology show were dealing with a basic technological failure as the power went off at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). For CES 2018, the show is back with aplomb, officially opening on Tuesday 9 January and continuing until Friday 12 January.

Set to run January 9-12, CES 2018 yesterday provided a sneak preview of some of this year's "Best of Innovation" award winners at the Unveiled Las Vegas media event. In turn, that can give viewers a first-person view of the finished product. There are giant walls of OLED TVs, a virtual reality ride, and internet-connected smart fridges that still can't keep food from spoiling without electricity.

While the description of his keynote focuses on the power of technology and Intel's latest advances, Krzanich is also expected to address two key concerns that arose last week - the "Meltdown" vulnerability and his personal sale of stock shortly before news of the vulnerability went public.

The Las Vegas Convention Center, where CES is taking place, is now experiencing what event organizers are calling an "isolated power outage".

Artificial Intelligence- AI will also be an area of show and discussion.

Other devices seemed to extend the definition of smart home to new corners.

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In addition to cutting-edge consumer technologies, this year's CES attendees can also - as usual - expect to see offbeat, concept, and unusual innovations.

Others had humorous takes, with Intel's account calling it the "the biggest thing to hit CES since 5G". The Amazon Echo was the only real smart speaker you could get for a while, so I wouldn't be surprised to see if Alexa is one of the most popular choices by our readers.

By the end of this week's show we should have a better sense for whether Amazon will extend its lead or if Google Assistant will make serious inroads against Alexa in the coming year.

However, with over 3,900 exhibitors, CES remains a place where you can locate the most recent tech trends. Companies will represent gaming, automotive, health and wellness, sports, manufacturing, home and family industries among many others.

According to a report published by BBC News, smart goggles that greatly augment vision will also be introduced during CES.

CES Tech South: Located at the ARIA Hotel, Park MGM, and Vdara.

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