Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

The power went out Wednesday in two halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show. Okay, how about every light bulb in the Las Vegas Convention Center?

The world's most high-tech show was plunged into darkness for almost two hours Wednesday morning local time due to the unusual level of rainfall the day before. Security personnel evacuated attendees from the affected areas at the time.

Later on in the day, CES declared that the problem had been addressed and they were in the process of restoring power.

Guests and exhibitors were surprised when the power went out at the Las Vegas Convention center shortly after 11 a.m. on the second day of the CES. Some meeting rooms in the South Hall also lost power but was restored within minutes. At the recent International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES), thousands of exhibitors participated, showcasing the latest innovations and technologies across 2.6 million net square feet of exhibit space.


Without power, most companies were unable to show off their products. "A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", the Verge quotes the Consumer Technology Association by way of an explanation.

Even tech giant Intel joined in on the fun. "The blackout is utterly nonsensical".

Officials said rainfall from a storm that hit the Valley on Tuesday, may have caused the outage.

Some companies and attendees had a sense of humor about the situation, and took to Twitter using the hashtag #CESBlackout to compete for funniest blackout tweet.

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