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LVCC Power Outage Marred Day 2 of CES 2018

12 January 2018, 10:26 | Winifred Adams

All News Tech NewsCES 2018 More AI and smart consumer gadgets By Jeffrey Lang

All News Tech NewsCES 2018 More AI and smart consumer gadgets By Jeffrey Lang

Here's the trade group's statement about the outage: "We have been informed by Nevada Energy that the outage impacting the Central Hall and South Hall meeting room connector of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has been addressed and they are in the process of testing and restoring power".

The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness.

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2018, 12:20 p.m. PST One hour later, and the power is still out in the Central Hall and South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

And the more socially conscious pointed out the hypocrisy of being bent out of shape over a brief blackout at CES when an entire territory of the United States has been without power for months...


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While attendees were initially told to wait 15 minutes for lights to turn back on, thousands of guests were evacuated from the hall when the electricity failed to return.

The Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES, was expecting over 170,000 attendees in Las Vegas this year. "We are grateful to NV Energy for their swift assistance, to our customers and their clients for their patience and to the staff for ensuring the safety and security of all attendees and exhibitors", officials said in a statement Wednesday. "No Problem. You can still dunk in the dark", continues to be heralded by many as a great example of real-time social media engagement. Without power, most of the companies exhibiting their new technologies on the show were not able to do anything during the blackout.

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