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CES show in Las Vegas draws big names from Silicon Valley

CES show in Las Vegas draws big names from Silicon Valley

Those who had been inside during the outage continued to trickle out more than 30 minutes after the lights went out - with one security guard telling NBC News that people were being asked to leave.

A preliminary assessment found that moisture from heavy rains on Tuesday had caused a "flashover" in one of the convention center's transformers, it said. Indeed, it was raining in Las Vegas on January 8 and 9, a rare occurrence for a desert city. This resulted in attendees getting led out of the affected areas until power could be restored. In a hilarious twist, the event lost power for nearly two hours, leading to some areas getting closed.

Despite being a convention dedicated to incredible (and sometimes very bizarre) upcoming technology, the Consumer Electronics Show is subject to power loss like anything else.

Batteries and motors are getting smaller and more powerful, making electric scooters and even single-wheeled devices good for all day use over many miles.

Power went out for about two hours at the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas. Intel had a tongue-in-cheek announcement for a product called "Blackout". For an event that showcases the latest and greatest of technological advances, a power outage is all it takes to bring all of it down to earth.

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The 59-year-old continued her tribute on Instagram, sharing more anecdotes and some wonderful photos. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted.

"CES is over. You can all go home now", Fortune Magazine's tech editor Rachel King tweeted.

The CTA also added, much less helpfully, "While we work through this isolated power outage feel free to visit our exhibitors in South Hall and North Hall".

Whoa, I'm in a hotel on the other side of town from the LVCC and our power just flickered too. My colleague @jeffersongraham is inside South Hall here and says there is still power.

Introducing Blackoutâ„¢: The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G.

At Intel's booth, a woman played the violin to entertain the attendees caught in the dark.