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:

  • 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

    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.
    South Africa cashes in, 182-2 in 2nd test vs

    South Africa cashes in, 182-2 in 2nd test vs

    The trio played 360 balls scoring 181 runs among them during the course of both innings in the first test. Aiden Markram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) threatened India with signs of a prospective big total.
  • Magnetar Financial LLC Buys New Holdings in Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)

    Iowa State Bank holds 1.33% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 23,928 shares. (NASDAQ:TRNS). Hsbc Holding Public Limited Company reported 611,898 shares stake. 26,840 are held by Orleans Cap Management Corp La.
    African Union demands apology from Trump over 'shithole' remarks

    African Union demands apology from Trump over 'shithole' remarks

    Dick Durbin , D-Illinois, confirmed the remarks, saying Trump "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly".
    There's Already A Ridiculous $550+ Limited Edition For Dark Souls Remastered

    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.
  • 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.
    Makar Sankranti 2018: Interesting facts about India's Harvest Festival and Puja timings

    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.
    Iran vows retaliation over U.S.  sanctions

    Iran vows retaliation over U.S. sanctions

    Trump was reportedly encouraged to waive the sanctions by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security advisor H.R. McMaster, who warned the President that it would look like he was breaking the USA commitments of the deal.
  • Bar Associations Respond to President Donald Trump's 'Repugnant' Policies, Remarks

    Bar Associations Respond to President Donald Trump's 'Repugnant' Policies, Remarks

    "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the Washington Post quoted him as saying. Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" after triggering worldwide outrage.

    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.
    Minnesota's Newest Senator Tina Smith Makes First Stop in Duluth

    Minnesota's Newest Senator Tina Smith Makes First Stop in Duluth

    Saturday, Smith will also be making a number of appearances in the area, including on the Iron Range. Smith says she's being realistic about what she can accomplish here on Capitol Hill.


Most liked

UKIP leader's girlfriend suspended for racist comments about Meghan Markle
Senior party officials are to discuss the leader's private life at a crunch meeting over his future later this month. On Sunday he was accused on Twitter of being in Ms Marney's company when he appeared on television in mid-October.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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".

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.

Kane breaks Sheringham´s Premier League record for Spurs
When David Moyes took over as West Ham manager many observers questioned his ability to get the team scoring again. Tottenham Hotspur proved too strong for Everton as they romped to a 4-0 win at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea
Passengers panicked. "We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane's rear was up". The plane, belonging to private carrier Pegasus , had arrived from the capital Ankara.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Judd praises Franco for response to sexual misconduct claims
The two had been having a consensual relationship, but they'd never engaged in oral sex before he exposed himself, she said. Four of the women were students in Franco's acting classes and one is a filmmaker who considered him a mentor.

Oprah mocked for close ties with Weinstein following potential 2020 bid
Anyone who showed up to an awards show probably ended up in a picture with Weinstein. Winfrey addressed the allegations against Weinstein in a Facebook post last October.