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Power restored at Consumer Electronics Show

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Velma Reese | 12 January, 2018, 17:21

The brightest minds in the world, but nobody thought to think that it can rain in Vegas... "This is a major buzz kill", one officer said as he strolled through the Central exhibit hall. "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the flawless black of an #LGOLEDTV".

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. Power was restored a little more than two hours later. Despite this, many have noted that power outage and the weather were not the only problems of CES 2018.

"The power has gone out in the central hall at CES... sending thousands of attendees out of the LVCC, shutting down hundreds of expensive marketing activations and reminding us that none of this stuff works without electricity", he tweeted.

CES, celebrating its 51st birthday, has more exhibitors than ever this year - 4,000 from 150 countries. Both large and smaller ones rely on the annual trade show to ink deals that will translate to cash months in the future; the blackout disrupted some of the product demos, panels and meetings key to those deals.

Hopefully it won't be long before CES staff can identify the source of the issue and get the lights back on at the world's biggest technology conference.

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At least one display remained operational during the blackout: Energizer.

Someone is having a bad day! 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.

Dozens of reporters queued quietly for lunch boxes in a darkened press room in South Hall. Folks still leaving Central Hall and not let in.

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

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