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Weather to blame for power outage at CES in Las Vegas

Weather to blame for power outage at CES in Las Vegas

Many exhibitors and convention attendees remained calm as they used lights attached to their cell phones to navigate their way out of the dark Central Hall and South Hall of the complex. Security personnel evacuated attendees from the affected areas at the time. Power was restored and the lights were back on at 2:10PM, CES said.

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. LG's formerly impressive Grand Canyon-style flexible OLED television installation did not reboot well, with many screens unable to receive a signal and others dimmed. "We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored".

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. 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.

This technology trade show happens every January in Las Vegas. Intel, the company behind Energizer, and even Oreo joined in.

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"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", said the Consumer Technology Association in a statement, an organization that holds the annual CES.

L O L! Intel, Sony and OREO even got in on the fun and chose to let some tweets fly in light of the situation.

LG Electronics used the power cut to promote its OLED TV by saying, "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the ideal black of an #LGOLEDTV".


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