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.

More news: Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Her Father Passed Away

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.

Related News:

  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Blueprint for victory vs

    Jacksonville Jaguars: Blueprint for victory vs

    Roethlisberger was especially hot in December, averaging 325 yards per game with 16 total touchdowns over the final six weeks. We started chatting and I said that I hoped to get my hands on a Terrible Towel at the stadium on the day of the game.

    New Tax Law Brings Big Bonuses for Chrysler Workers

    Fiat Chrysler is moving production of heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to MI and paying bonuses to USA workers in response to the.
    China's trade surplus soared

    China's trade surplus soared

    Economists estimated that China's import growth in December was entirely due to prices, with volumes down year-on-year. China's exports rose 10.8% in yuan terms in 2017 thanks to a boom in global trade, Bloomberg reported .
  • Maryland Falls at Ohio State

    Maryland Falls at Ohio State

    Maryland basketball (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) has a road matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-4, 4-0 Big Ten). Maryland: Had won eight of the last nine entering the game but caught Ohio State on a hot streak.
    Violent protests erupt over rape, murder of 8-yr-old girl in

    Violent protests erupt over rape, murder of 8-yr-old girl in

    Some turned to violence, setting fire to cars they passed. "It has been unable to provide security for our children". The girl is believed to have been abducted on January 4 when she was on her way to a tuition centre near her house.
    Suspect in fatal shooting killed, officer injured

    Suspect in fatal shooting killed, officer injured

    The alert was soon canceled, WSOC reported that officers responded to a shots-fired call Thursday afternoon on Carlyle Drive. Bennett was a suspect in the fatal shooting of Brittany White, also 23, who was killed hours earlier in west Charlotte.
  • Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois set to commit long-term futures to Chelsea

    Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois set to commit long-term futures to Chelsea

    According to the Mirror's Jack Rathborn , the Belgian was asked if he would pen a new deal at Stamford Bridge and replied: "Yes". That's the aim, as long as the club keep doing that then, yeah, I'm happy here'.
    Oprah 2020? People Are Asking After Golden Globes Speech

    Oprah 2020? People Are Asking After Golden Globes Speech

    By the end of the night, the Internet was praising her as the queen she is and calling for her to run for president. Everyone is talking about Oprah's speech after accepting her lifetime achievement award and with good reason.
    Taylor Swift's

    Taylor Swift's "End Game" video is a jet-set party

    They hit up a karaoke bar and dance the night away in an arcade before Taylor drives off in her motorcycle. Make sure to get ready to watch the full music video for " End Game " early Friday at Midnight EST.
  • Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Create New Jobs and Billions in Tax Dollars

    Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Create New Jobs and Billions in Tax Dollars

    Some congressional Republicans in states that have legalized marijuana reacted in anger to the policy change, with Sen. No subgroup used by the pollsters supported enforcing the federal marijuana prohibition in those states.
    Take 5: Matchups that will decide Vikings-Saints

    Take 5: Matchups that will decide Vikings-Saints

    However, Line was waived shortly before New Orleans played at Minnesota in the September 11 regular-season opener. "He's physical. Two players - linebacker Michael Mauti (illness) and wide receiver Brandon Coleman (neck) - did not practice again Thursday.
    Celine Dion shows wonderful  grace as fan humps her leg

    Celine Dion shows wonderful grace as fan humps her leg

    Tickets are priced at P35,380, P32,210, P19,540, P16,370, P7,920 and P2,640, and will be available to the public on January 18. She will be playing some cities for the first time including Manila , Singapore , Jakarta , Taipei, and Bangkok .


Most liked

'Altered Carbon' Trailer: Netflix's Sci-fi Series Looks Expensive and Silly
We've been looking forward to Netflix's take on Blade Runner for a while now. The opening lines of the trailer declare: "Your body is not who you are".

Samsung Becomes Latest Phone Manufacturer to Unlock the FM Chip
Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL. Samsung is joining LG , Motorola , and Alcatel in this move, and there is a lot of logic behind it.

California US Rep. Darrell Issa to retire
Moreover, his ties to Trump in a state where the president is unpopular would nearly certainly increase his vulnerability. Patrick Tiberi, R-Ohio, referring to the year Democrats picked up 31 seats and retook the majority after 12 years.

Infosys Q3 net profit up 38.3%, revenue at Rs 17794 crore
That compared with analysts' average estimate of 37.10 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data. TCS' December quarter revenues and margins remained broadly in line with estimates, said Sharekhan .

Samsung's Foldable Smartphones Secretly Showcased with Design at CES 2018
The specs including Super AMOLED panel with Quad HD+ resolution, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 8 MP front camera and wireless charging. One change that's likely to make the cut in the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is a repositioned fingerprint scanner.

Westbrook Still Trailing In All-Star Vote After Second Returns
Toronto's DeMar DeRozan is second among East guards with 537,168 votes and Philadelphia rookie Ben Simmons is third with 397,942. Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25 percent each.

Is Trump signaling changes in policy toward N. Korea?
Trump told the Journal in his nearly hour-long interview that Lewandowski had more to do with his campaign's success than Bannon. The delegations agreed to ensure "the safety and success" of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the South.

NHS Forth Valley "sorry" patients have experienced longer waits in A&E
The latest figures released by NHS Digital show bed occupancy rates have been at 100pc at JPUH from December 27 to January 7. The flu status has been raised from "normal" seasonal activity to "moderate".

Pakistan was terror-free before Afghan war: ISPR DG
The army general said that all operations Pakistan undertook against terrorists were different in nature from each other. Asif Ghafoor made the remarks during an interview with a private TV channel on Thursday.

Tottenham make contact over move for Manchester United target Lucas Moura
Moura is also attracting interest from the 20-time champions of England and is open to the idea of swapping PSG for United. However, as is the case with United, the north London club are only looking to bring Lucas in on loan.

Chelsea Reportedly Agree Stunning Deal to Replace Conte
Allegri is without question one of the best bosses working in the game today. "I want to know who the first to the 48th [are]". Meanwhile, former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes the feuding pair will soon make up.

Four Supreme Court judges slam administration of India's top court
The recruitment for judges at the top court is done through collegium system where senior most judges recommend the names. Justice Chelameswar concluded the meet by saying: "There are many wise men saying many wise things in this country".

'Dolly' Everett memorial: Family make emotional plea as bullied teen remembered
Dolly's parents have taken the extraordinary step of asking their daughter's bullies to attend the funeral service today. The debate about the perils to children of online communication caught the attention of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Mauro Icardi e Wanda Nara: tintarella integrale alle Maldive!
Per Wanda Nara ogni occasione è buona per sfoggiare la sua lussuosa vita, outfit e piscina privata inclusi. Hanno lasciato a casa i figli e sono volati alle Maldive per una romantica vacanza di coppia.

Antonio Rudiger: Alvaro Morata has full backing of Chelsea squad
The League Cup is the only domestic competition Wenger hasn't won in more than 21 years at Arsenal . We created chances to score, but we didn't take them.