CES Tech Conference Hit with Major Power Outage

Man laying on bed at late night in a dark room checking his smartphone.
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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, among the most prominent industry trade shows in the world, was hit with a major power outage on its second day, forcing attendees to walk around in the dark.

“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center,” announced CES on Twitter, Wednesday. “We are working hard to resolve this and appreciate your patience.”

Later on in the day, CES declared that the problem had been addressed and they were in the process of restoring power.

The incident prompted users on Twitter to mock the fact that a power outage had occurred during one of the largest tech conferences in the world, while companies and individuals at the conference posted pictures of the blackout online.

https://twitter.com/RickBullotta/status/951183643392839680

According to CNET, “The outage started in the Central Hall, which houses the giant booths for show mainstays including Sony, Samsung, LG and Intel — though Samsung’s booth still had limited electricity thanks to its own private backup power,” and, “As of noon, there were reports that security guards were refusing entry to the entire Convention Center.”

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington, or like his page at Facebook.

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