Power restored at Consumer Electronics Show

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With apologies to Alanis Morissette: "It's like rain on your wedding day; it's a blackout at a giant tech show".

People gathering in Las Vegas for one of the world's biggest tech shows are being encouraged to download a new app to help keep them safe during the conference.

Home-entertainment equipment is expected to be among the technologies overhauled at CES this year, with LG promising to unveil the largest OLED television to feature an 8K resolution - more than double the sharpness of top televisions now on sale. Only industry professionals and news media can attend the event, which is the largest convention yearly in Las Vegas.

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The key themes already emerging are smart home, augmented and virtual reality, self-driving cars, eSports, smart cities, and startups from all areas of technology.

Over the course of the four-day show, televisions, home appliances and autonomous auto technology are also expected to be prominent trends.

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CES organizers said power was restored within minutes to the convention center's South Hall, where many gaming companies had exhibits.

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At last year's CES, Amazon dominated the news cycle with numerous announcements by companies that were adding Alexa technology to their gadgets.

Intel and Nvidia will display the brains of these cars - computer processors - and other high-tech items include drones and artificial intelligence products.

The show will also feature a range of Internet-connected home devices that can be controlled from smartphones. The firsthigh-definition TVs were introduced two years later, courtesy of Sony, Thomson, Phillips, Panasonic and Zenith, while 2001 saw Bill Gates team up with Dwayne "The Rock' Johnson to launch Microsoft's first Xbox".

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