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Power Being Restored At CES After Outage

Power Being Restored At CES After Outage

One of the biggest technology expositions of the year has experienced a very ironic power outage when the lights went out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Wednesday. And still others were incredulous about how the biggest tech show in the world could lose electricity in the first place.

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

Good going, Google kids!#CES.

CES have announced online that "We've been informed by Nevada Power that the outage has been addressed and they are in the process of restoring power". We are opening Central Hall. Even still, at least the power was restored shortly thereafter.

Public service announcements played over an intercom thanking attendees for their patience while the work to resolve the issue continued.

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Cal Fire urged residents to use caution when returning and said that many areas are still without access to power and gas. At least 25 other people were injured, authorities said at an afternoon press conference.

Update 6:39pm CT, Jan. 10: The CES blackout was caused by "condensation from heavy rainfall" on a transformer at the Las Vegas Convention Center, convention authorities said in a statement Wednesday.

As one would expect at an event filled with tech enthusiasts, plenty of pictures and videos of the eerily darkened scene hit Twitter during the outage, with the hashtag #CESBlackout quickly becoming a top trending topic. Despite this, many have noted that power outage and the weather were not the only problems of CES 2018.

This year, the event officially ends on Friday January 12th, but experts already know their favorites and which products are the most promising. There's nothing more tragic than rows upon rows of blackened 4K HD TV displays. Without power, most of the companies exhibiting their new technologies on the show were not able to do anything during the blackout.

Someone is having a bad day! At around 11.15am local time there was a power surge noticed in the North Hall of the LVCC and at the same time power went out in the main Central Hall. Folks still leaving Central Hall and not let in.

CES attendees posted images on social media of the blackout, with one sharing a video of a woman playing a violin to entertain guests at the Intel booth.


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