CES 2018: Google Closes CES Booth After Waterproof Fail

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In its first outing at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google spared no expense. Unfortunately, the Las Vegas rain had different plans. The unplanned for rain forced Google to shut down its huge outdoor exhibit area and wait for the skies to clear.

The Google team at CES 2018 seemed prepared for other emergencies, but not for the rain. The two-level outdoor booth featuring a slide and a huge video wall was everything but waterproof, so Google had to watch as the first day of CES came and went. Although their main attraction was covered in tarps all day, they had a team indoors promoting Google Assistant on their devices.

Officially, these measures were taken due to “concerns for safety around the parking lot” but truth is, nobody had a problem navigating the lot during the first day of the event. We’ll see if Google has found a solution to the rain problem today. It would be a pity if they haven’t, since they do have various Home products as well as their first pair of smart earbuds to showcase.

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