VR Experience at the Consumer Electronics Show

Recent reports have revealed that this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was shrouded in darkness for more than hour after a power outage. "We will continue to restrict access until full power has been restored".

"A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers", a public statement from the Las Vegas Convention Center read.

The power failure followed heavy rain on Tuesday, which had forced Google to shut one of its booths located in the LVCC's auto park. CNET senior producer Mariel Myers tweeted a photo showing that the Samsung booth was still running, adding that the company had their own private power service. And still others were incredulous about how the biggest tech show in the world could lose electricity in the first place.

Record-breaking rains hit Las Vegas on Tuesday, leading to flooding and the closing of some major booths, including Google's.

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The association said power was restored within minutes to the 3.2 million-square-foot convention center's South Hall, where many gaming companies had exhibits, but other areas took longer - Central Hall, home to Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Intel, Qualcomm and Toshiba, among others, remained without power into the afternoon. Again, thank you for your patience during this time.

As one would expect at an event filled with tech enthusiasts, plenty of pictures and videos of the eerily darkened scene hit Twitter during the outage, with the hashtag #CESBlackout quickly becoming a top trending topic. A company with a smart sleep device called Aromarest began an email pitch by saying, "Having the lights go out, as they did today at CES, is one way to get some sleep". The cause of the power outage was not immediately known. Some poked fun at the ironic loss of power in a gadget show. There's nothing more tragic than rows upon rows of blackened 4K HD TV displays.

At Intel's booth, a woman played the violin to entertain the attendees caught in the dark. "If our extension cord went over there we'd be out of power".

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