What Happens During Blackout at World's Biggest Tech Show

Techies and nerds attending this year's CES (Consumer Electronics Show) convention were not expecting to be in the dark early this morning when they tried to check out companies new technological offerings to the world.BUT that's exactly what happened when most of the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power for power.

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", a public statement from the Las Vegas Convention Center read.

Thousands were evacuated from the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas.

Sudden record-breaking downpours on Day One of CES was the first rain for Las Vegas in 116 days, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Public service announcements played over an intercom thanking attendees for their patience while the work to resolve the issue continued. The hashtag #CESBlackout was born. The cause of the power outage was not immediately known. In a hilarious twist, the event lost power for nearly two hours, leading to some areas getting closed. 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. Any tech being shown off at the show that requires an outlet isn't operational.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisers behind CES, blamed the glitch on the heavy rains the day before.

TV maker LG's OLED Canyon display demo, with 246 OLED panels and more than 30 high-definition generators, took almost an hour to get back in full operation. "If our extension cord went over there we'd be out of power".

Introducing Blackout™: The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G.

CES attendees posted images on social media of the blackout, with one sharing a video of a woman playing a violin to entertain guests at the Intel booth.

Related News:

  • Warm temperatures Sunday followed by snow on Monday

    Warm temperatures Sunday followed by snow on Monday

    Clouds linger through Saturday morning and then we will see late day sunshine and temperatures rising into the middle 30s. I say "nearly" though because light breezes and partly cloudy skies should prevent temperatures from really dive-bombing.
    Jose Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be sold if price is met

    Jose Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be sold if price is met

    Still, if the right player comes along, and at a steal of a price, you have to pull the trigger on executing the transfer buy. Then it is up to us to make the decision yes or no, is up to us to decide what we think is the right price.
    Comedian Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Assault

    Comedian Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexual Assault

    Ansari or his representation have not commented on the accusations yet. "I'm so sad to hear this", Ansari allegedly responded. This coincidence helped them hit things off and saw Grace later typing in her number in the actor's phone at his suggestion.
  • Hot Stock to Watch: The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX)

    The hedge funds in our partner's database now hold: 272.94 million shares, down from 283.35 million shares in 2017Q2. It gives investors a clue on how effective the company is in converting the money it has to invest into net income.
    Trump says USA  sold Norway non-existent F-52 fighter jets

    Trump says USA sold Norway non-existent F-52 fighter jets

    Durbin said "shitholes" was "the exact word used by the president not just once but repeatedly". "We need the wall for security". Trump seems to be defending himself against the furor over his vulgar words to describe African countries.

    Cleveland Cavs Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson

    Defensively, we're executing the things we want to do, whether it's switching, handling pick-and-rolls and just being efficient". The Cavs rank 29th in defensive rating, giving up 109.5 points per 100 possessions, better only than the 13-28 Sacramento Kings.
  • China: 'We will not halt United States  bond purchases'

    China: 'We will not halt United States bond purchases'

    President Donald Trump's administration is reportedly planning new tariffs, aimed at countering China's allegedly unfair trade practices.
    We Have Not Reached A Deal, Senator Flake Lied To The Media

    We Have Not Reached A Deal, Senator Flake Lied To The Media

    Trump rejected the plan, reportedly saying "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?" In a speech announcing his candidacy, he said he would "build a great, great wall on our Southern border".
    Leicester boss says Chelsea looked exhausted

    Leicester boss says Chelsea looked exhausted

    Leicester dominated the first half, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on scintillating form this afternoon at Stamford Bridge. The Italian won the Premier League title last term, in his first season as boss of the Blues, who play Leicester on Saturday.
  • Vikings' Sam Bradford (knee) expected to be inactive for Divisional Round

    Vikings' Sam Bradford (knee) expected to be inactive for Divisional Round

    That is why the Vikings are comfortable starting Keenum in the playoffs despite a healthy Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater . Keenum will be the Vikings quarterback when they play host to the Saints in an NFC divisional game at U.S.

    Wind chill advisory issued for north Georgia mountains

    Saturday night could give us a little light snow and that could linger into Sunday with highs on Sunday warmer into the mid 20s. Temperatures are expected to drop even colder overnight Sunday into Monday , with lows forecast in the upper single digits.
    Fort Wayne schools do well in 2017 high school graduation rates

    Fort Wayne schools do well in 2017 high school graduation rates

    EACS was down similarly in 2017, with a graduation rate of 91.36 percent at its high schools and non-waiver rate of 81.11 percent. While Hoosier graduation rates have remained stagnant over the past six years, state education policy has been in upheaval.


Most liked

British Government advises Israel, Palestine to share Jerusalem as capital city
The Arab world, said the King, can not sit idly by while Jerusalem and its holy places become captives of Israeli designs.

Hina Khan vs Shilpa Shinde vs Vikas Gupta
Hina Khan , Shilpa Shinde , Vikas Gupta , and Puneesh Sharma were present in the top four contestants of the season. This is a disappointing news for Vikas Gupta fans, as the "lost boy" is longer in the race to win the reality show.

Labour rule out cross-party Brexit modification
The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens will collectively back an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill this week. The Labour leader told ITV's Peston On Sunday: "We are not supporting or calling for a second referendum".

White House Physician Declares Trump In 'Excellent Health' After Physical Exam
Durbin is part of a bipartisan group of six senators who announced Thursday the framework of a compromise on immigration. As for the shithole comment, the White House didn't even bother to try to deny it this time around.

Capital One issues apology, working to resolve duplicate card transactions issues
Users of Capital One debit cards around the country reported having some of their charges withdrawn from their accounts at least twice Wednesday.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend
It worsened, as 95 investors sold CMG shares while 157 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Friday, August 12 by Scotia Capital. (TSE:SIA) rating on Thursday, November 10.

Vehicle bomb wounds Hamas official in Lebanon: military source
Ma'an cited sources who claimed an Israeli aircraft was flying in the vicinity of Sidon at the moment of the explosion. A senior Hamas official was the target of a vehicle bombing in Lebanon on Sunday, which left him severally wounded.

Lakers Could Have Interest In David Fizdale
But the chief distributor on the night was Lonzo Ball, who had 18 points and all six of his assists in the half court. I like the direction that they are going. "I've got my little man here, got my wife here, my family".

Threat of nuclear pact changes draws ire of Iran
The US also declared sanctions against 14 entities and people, including Iran's head of judiciary Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani. United Nations inspectors have certified Iran's compliance with the deal nine times, most recently in November.

Outrage over Trump slur on 'shithole' countries
Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga. - said Friday that they " do not recall " Trump "saying these comments specifically". Trump has denied being racist, labeling himself the "least racist person there is" during his 2016 campaign.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) SVP Sells $226800.00 in Stock
Criterion Capital Management Llc sold 1.18 million shares as the company's stock declined 13.10% while stock markets rallied. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $15.65 and as low as $9.42. (NASDAQ: AMD ) on Thursday, August 3.

Bipartisan US Senate immigration plan draws quick opposition
A federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump's order ending the DACA program, Tuesday night. DETROW: Now they say they're working on building support for the deal in Congress.

Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings
And PM Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan. Music by Ismail Darbar, the song has a handsome classic touch which helps you to celebrate the festival traditionally.

There's Already A Ridiculous $550+ Limited Edition For Dark Souls Remastered
Dark Souls Remastered has been announced for Nintendo Switch in a new Nintendo Direct Mini livestream that is going on right now. However, the Twitter user notes that even if the game is being remastered for PS4, don't expect details to be revealed soon.

Chevron (CVX) PT Set at $110.00 by Royal Bank of Canada
After $1.03 actual EPS reported by Chevron Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.53% EPS growth. Cowen reissued a "buy" rating and set a $122.00 price objective on shares of Chevron in a report on Tuesday, September 19th.