CES Reporter's Notebook: Blackout Becomes Big Opportunity for Brands

A power outage left parts of CES in the dark.               CNET

A power outage left parts of CES in the dark. CNET

Considered the SuperBowl for global consumer electronics and consumer technology, The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, widely known as the International CES, is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. "We are working with the power company to restore power as soon as possible".

In a joint statement the Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority, NV Energy and Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said condensation from yesterday's rain was what led to the outage.

The Consumer Electronics Show lost its electrics shortly after 6am AEDT time, during the show's busiest hours, shutting down parts of the Las Vegas Convention Centre, including Central Hall where the show's biggest exhibits are located.

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The convention center's Central Hall which features massive booths for tech giants Sony, Samsung, Intel, and LG, were also affected. "The outage caused a power surge in the facility and was quickly isolated to the Central Hall and South Hall bridge meeting rooms".

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, features nearly 4,000 exhibitors showcasing their newest consumer technologies. Thanks for your continued patience.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the downpour was the city's first rainfall in 116 days, bringing an end to a "record-breaking dry spell".

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What happens to all those internet-connected refrigerators, robots and other devices when the power goes out?

Initial reports about the power outage began appearing on Twitter around 11:14 a.m. PT, but the lights turned back on sometime around 1:00 p.m. PT. Intel had a tongue-in-cheek announcement for a product called "Blackout".

Some weird things are happening at the Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, this year. There's nothing more tragic than rows upon rows of blackened 4K HD TV displays.

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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.

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