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Electronics extravaganza in Las Vegas suffers power outage

/ 02:59 PM January 11, 2018

Image: Twitter/@CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas experienced one of the least expected occurrences in the tech convention’s history — a power outage.

Image: Twitter/@CES

According to a statement from CES organizers, power went out at around 11:15 in the morning on Jan. 10. Affected areas included the Central and South Hall bridge meeting rooms of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Authorities were able to restore power within minutes of the report. Their initial investigation pointed to condensation caused by recent heavy rainfall which affected a transformer.

During the brief power outage, tweets about the event started trending with the hashtag #CESBlackout. Some poked fun at the ironic loss of power in a gadget show.

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Even tech giant Intel joined in on the fun.

Image: Instagram/@intel

Meanwhile, Canon capitalized on the opportunity to demonstrate their camera’s low-light shooting capability.

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.

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Image: Instagram/@MikeSington

In those few moments of darkness, the title of most popular gadget may have fallen on the humble flashlight.

Image: Instagram/@ISPNtweets

No matter what, the Energizer bunny just kept on going. JB

Image: Instagram/@JascoProducts

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TOPICS: CES 2018, CESblackout, Consumer Electroncis Show, Las Vegas, power outage
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