Lights Out At CES: World's Largest Electronics Show Plunges Into Darkness

A day after Kenya suffered a nationwide blackout, Las Vegas is suffering the same fate, as CES - the world's largest electronics show - is plunged into darkness on its second day.



According to GeekWire, tech giants like Samsung, LG, Panasonic and others suddenly lost power to their booths a little after 11 a.m. local time. LG’s exhibit in the center portion of the hall is enclosed, and when the power dropped out it drew audible gasps from attendees, and for a minute it seemed like some sort of surprise announcement. But everyone quickly realized that there was a problem and brought out their phones to provide a modicum of light as attendees exited the hall.

At around 11:35 a.m., an announcement came over the PA system saying officials are working on restoring power.

Is this what a 3rd world nation looks like?



Or a Mini EMP?

Virtual reality...



Or perhaps Vegas needs some more gambling revenues and is herding the visitors back to the casino floor...