Power Outage Dims Lights on Tech at CES Show in Las Vegas

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All the newest, most advanced technology in the world couldn’t protect the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas from the most basic of system failures: a power outage.

Lights dimmed starting around 11 a.m. local time in one of the main convention halls that hosts demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Though backup power kept some booths running at least partially, some sections of the Convention Center were cleared of attendees while the problem was addressed. Power was fully restored around 1:20 p.m., according to CES’s official Twitter account.

Power outage at CES

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

— With assistance by Mark Gurman, David Welch, and Jim Polson

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