BREAKING: Power goes out at CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world. pic.twitter.com/SpClpe8Fjk
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 10, 2018
The Consumer Electronics Show was derailed on Wednesday after the Las Vegas Convention Center experienced a power outage. Attendees are being asked to vacate the central hall, and all in all, it’s an unfortunate snafu for the exhibitors and participants who came to talk about the latest technologies about to hit the market.
Reports from Vegas indicate that convention officials are investigating the incident, and the CES official Twitter account released this statement:
There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We are working hard to resolve this and appreciate your patience.
— CES (@CES) January 10, 2018
In the meantime, there are plenty of people who got on Twitter and noted the irony of the Consumer Electronics Show having no electricity:
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) January 10, 2018
The universe is sending us a message. https://t.co/ddkU0AIjUg
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) January 10, 2018
— Geoffrey A. Fowler (@geoffreyfowler) January 10, 2018
— Lisa Fischer (@HeyLisaMichelle) January 10, 2018
Today in irony news: https://t.co/IUvWgEwMnU
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 10, 2018
— Intel (@intel) January 10, 2018
The power is out at #CES2018 ?
Has anyone tried asking Alexa or Google to turn it back on?
— Jenna Ezarik (@jennaezarik) January 10, 2018
— Justin Tse (@JustinTse) January 10, 2018
— Tim Stevens (@Tim_Stevens) January 10, 2018
Person who pulled the plug on CES to share Nobel peace prize with contractor who suspended Trump account https://t.co/UajrQfpoNL
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) January 10, 2018
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