What's trending in high tech at this year's Consumer Electronics Show

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The power went out at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday. David Becker Stringer

The world's biggest consumer electronics show has been switched off with a power outage shutting power to the main Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) during the annual CES show. According to them, a preliminary investigation revealed that there was moisture in one of the center's transformers, which was caused by the heavy rains that poured in Las Vegas.

Earlier today, CES 2018 experienced a blackout that lasted about two hours, leaving exhibitors and attendees literally in the dark. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas.

Guests and exhibitors were surprised when the power went out at the Las Vegas Convention center shortly after 11 a.m. on the second day of the CES. Power was restored to the convention center after two hours.

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show was supposed to be that event where all the latest gadgets and gizmos are showed off by various companies. Without power, most of the companies exhibiting their new technologies on the show were not able to do anything during the blackout.

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Even tech giant Intel joined in on the fun.

As to what caused the outage, in the first place, it would seem that it was due to condensation following heavy rainfall.

Technology brands including Intel, IBM, ISPN and Texas Instruments were quick to jump onto the #CESblackout hashtag, with many taking a cheeky communications approach to the situation. Intel tweeted, "Introducing Blackout TM: The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G. Don't miss a moment with #HUAWEIMATE10Pro and its outstanding lowlight photography camera".

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