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Power Outage At CES Brings World's Biggest Technology Show To A Halt

The idea behind the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is to showcase the IT industry's leading-edge electronics technology. And yet somebody at the show this week couldn't keep the lights on.

On Wednesday, in the midst of the weeklong show, the power in the Las Vegas Convention Center's central hall failed, leaving thousands of exhibitors and attendees in the dark. The failure occurred around 11:15 a.m. and power wasn't fully restored until around 1:00 p.m., according to published reports.

Visitors walking around in the dark noted the irony of a show built around advanced technology brought to a halt by something as basic as a power outage. It was a red-faced moment for CES organizers and the operators of the LVCC.

One attendee, wandering in the gloom, told a CRN reporter that, "Maybe CES finally exceeded its limits," a tongue-in-cheek reference to the notoriously crowded and hectic event.

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