Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas

USA Today reports the power went out for almost two hours Wednesday in two of the main halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Consumer Electronics Show. Lights went out in the Las Vegas Convention Center in the late morning, leaving the booths of major companies like Samsung, LG and Huawei in darkness.

The Consumer Electronics Show was shut down briefly due to a blackout.

Thousands of keen analysts, media and buyers were also kept from entering the Convention Centre's North Hall, which connected to the powerless section.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisers behind CES, blamed the glitch on the heavy rains the day before. Power not fully restored yet though.

"Someone told Alexa to turn off the lights", one person simply wrote.

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The Las Vegas Convention Center experienced a power outage due to rain starting around 11:14AM PT. Security evacuated most visitors from the affected halls during the outage. "A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers".

This year, the event officially ends on Friday January 12th, but experts already know their favorites and which products are the most promising.

Not all technology at the show immediately came back to life, however.

With the show's biggest exhibitors inside the Central Hall this is a multi-million dollar outage on many levels.

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