CES 2018: Tech's biggest conference plunged into darkness after power fails

Power in the North and Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, which hosts CES annually, has been out for close to an hour. First reports of the power outage began hitting Twitter from convention goers starting around 11:14 AM PT, and as of the time of writing, the power is still out in Central Hall where companies like LG and Samsung are showing off their latest televisions, smart devices, and home appliances. The outage affects hundreds of companies, many of which are small startups who paid thousands of dollars to have a presence here. This year’s CES seems to be marked by more chaos than usual, including unprecedented rain that shut down Google’s giant funhouse booth for a day. Here’s hoping the power comes back soon. The... Continue reading…

CES 2018: Tech's biggest conference plunged into darkness after power fails

Attendees post videos of darkened exhibition space

Wed 10 Jan 18 from The Independent

Twitter reacts to the CES 2018 blackout - CNET

A power outage caused by a blown transformer plunged major convention halls into darkness.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from CNET

Into the darkness at CES 2018

Shortly after 11AM, the power went out in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, bringing CES to a near-standstill. The cavernous hall, measuring more than 632,000 square ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Engadget

CES plunged into darkness as power goes out in Las Vegas

The power has gone out at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, leaving major brands including LG,Panasonic, and Bosch in the dark.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Scenes from the CES 2018 blackout - CNET

On day two, everything went dark.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

The day the lights went out at CES

 The big story of this year’s CES isn’t smart assistants or autonomous cars. Hell, it’s not even giant TVs. The one thing we’ll all remember when we’re all ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

Too many TVs? The power has gone out at the biggest electronics show of the year

Its hard to show off new technology without electricity.        

Wed 10 Jan 18 from USA today

Major power outage hits CES, a consumer electronics show

Power in the North and Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, which hosts CES annually, has been out for close to an hour. First reports of the power outage began hitting ...

Wed 10 Jan 18 from The Verge

CES: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show

The Las Vegas Convention Center hosting the CES event went dark at 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT).

Wed 10 Jan 18 from BBC Technology

Fenix AR helmet rises from the ashes of Skully at CES - Roadshow

The new Skully Technologies will honor backers from the failed Skully Incorporated crowdfunding campaign.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from CNET

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