CES Loses Power For 2 Hours, Maybe Make Electronics For That?

I welcome our robot overlords, as long as they'll mow my lawn like this LG gadget does

I welcome our robot overlords, as long as they'll mow my lawn like this LG gadget does

LAS VEGAS-On the first day of CES, Tuesday, a record 1.33 inches of rain fell, the wettest one-day downpour since the Weather Service began keeping records in 1937. Okay, how about every light bulb in the Las Vegas Convention Center?

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organisers behind CES, blamed the glitch on the heavy rains the day before.

Daily Dot technology reporter Phillip Tracy was on site at the Las Vegas Convention Center when it happened.

CES 2018 lost power for two hours, literally.

"We are grateful to NV Energy for their swift assistance, to our customers and their clients for their patience and to the staff for ensuring the safety and security of all attendees and exhibitors".

It is unclear what the real cause of the outage is, and attendees have mostly been moved out into the hallways of the convention center.

L O L! Intel, Sony and OREO even got in on the fun and chose to let some tweets fly in light of the situation.

The incident prompted users on Twitter to mock the fact that a power outage had occurred during one of the largest tech conferences in the world, while companies and individuals at the conference posted pictures of the blackout online.

Nikon pitched its products, too, tweeting "Power goes out at CES?".

Multimillion-dollar installations from technology giants including Samsung, LG, Nikon, Panasonic, GoPro, Canon, Hisense, and Intel all fell dark, leaving crowds of people reaching for their mobile phones to light the way out.

No matter what, the Energizer bunny just kept on going.

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

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