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Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show in Las Vegas

Large swaths of the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center lost power at about 11:15 am local time

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CES 2018
CES 2018

The digital economy’s big annual trade show, CES, suffered a brief, disruptive plunge into darkness on Wednesday because of a power outage the show’s organisers blamed on a glitch caused by heavy rains the day before in usually sunny Nevada.
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The irony of a partial blackout at a trade show dedicated to the latest electronic did not escape social or industry media. “Lights out at Does anyone have a battery pack?” wrote Endgadget, a news site. Large swaths of the sprawling Convention Center lost power at about 11:15 am local time, shutting down brightly lit company booths and darkening rooms used by hundreds of journalists covering CES. Emergency lights stayed on, and backup batteries kept wireless internet connections functioning.
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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 03:06 IST
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