Power Blackout at Las Vegas Convention Center Impacts CES

Power Blackout at Las Vegas Convention Center Impacts CES”

Today at approximately 11:15 AM, the Central Hall and South Hall bridge meeting rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power. While power within the South Hall was restored minutes later, it took two hours to fully restore power in the Central Hall, with conference organisers confirming on Twitter at 1.09pm that power was slowly being rolled out in the Central Hall.

The Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, tweeted that it was an "isolated power outage". Without power, most of the companies exhibiting their new technologies on the show were not able to do anything during the blackout. Power was restored and the lights were back on at 2:10PM, CES said.

In fact, it was raining so hard that Google had to shut down its giant playground-ish booth for a whole day, which was located outdoors. Again, thank you for your patience during this time.

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According to a statement from CES organizers, power went out at around 11:15 in the morning on January 10.

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. Intel had a tongue-in-cheek announcement for a product called "Blackout".

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The blackout sparked lots of amusing reactions on social media.

Others pointed at the irony of people being outraged at the loss of power in a convention center while people in Puerto Rico continued to live without electricity for four months and counting.

Young woman plays violin to entertain attendees at the Intel booth during #CES2018 blackout.

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