Power cut hits CES 2018

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Added On January 13, 2018

This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had promised to be the biggest and best tech show yet.
 
But on Wednesday, the hoards of AI robots, giant TV screens, and talking fridges met their match.
 
Power cuts. 
 
After heavy rain soaked the first day, the second day was interrupted by other troubles.
 
At around 11:14 AM, with thousands of visitors immersed in all the latest gadgetry, the power in Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center suddenly went out. 
 
Without juice, most products were instantly rendered useless.
 
Visitors and exhibitors were quickly evacuated outside by security, but had to wait for nearly two hours before they were allowed back in. 
 
During this time, CES organizers sent out a tweet encouraging attendees to visit the South and North Halls where everything was still functioning normally.
 
According to the organizer, the emergency was caused by the first day's weather. Condensation from heavy rain caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers, which led to the power outage.
 
The exhibition is one of the biggest in the world. Over 4,000 exhibitors cover a floor space of 2.7 million square feet, with last year's event attracting more than 180,000 people.