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Power goes out at CES

An attendee uses a flashlight on his smartphone to view a display at the Nikon booth after power was lost at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2018. (Photo: David Becker / Getty)

There is a power outage in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center amid the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Irony: Though power outages are universally inconvenient, it's particularly so for a huge trade show focused on gadgets and other technology that requires electricity — not to mention all the presentation stages, company booths, and other activities halted by this.

Some exhibitors are showing a sense of humor about the situation:

Update: Around 1:09pm Pacific Time, the CES tweeted that the power has been restored.

In a statement, conference organizers say condensation from yesterday’s rainfall appears to have impacted a power transformer.