The Central Hall at CES 2018 just lost power, and people cheered

Attendees were captured at the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 10 2018

Attendees were captured at the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 10 2018

On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines - not to mention our robot future.

In an unprecedented turn, a major blackout happened during one of this year's biggest tech shows.

A power outage darkened parts of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday as CES, a massive technology show was in full swing.

The Central Hall houses the giant booths for the show mainstays, including Sony, Samsung, LG and Intel, according to CNET.

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CES sprawls across many venues close to the Las Vegas Strip, and the CTA had highlighted that a lot of them had been unaffected.

Power has been fully restored.

Initial reports about the power outage began appearing on Twitter around 11:14 a.m. PT, but the lights turned back on sometime around 1:00 p.m. PT. Again, thank you for your patience during this time.

Many attendees admitted immediately that when the lights went off with a small pop, their first thought was terrorism, while others discussed the irony of a high-tech exposition knocked low by fundamental electrical technology.

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Of course, the highly unusual, and ironic, event prompted plenty of people and brands to light up Twitter with jokes about the #CESBlackout2018.

It is where tech companies unveil products many of us will use for decades, with 4,000 companies showing off everything from karaoke machines to the biggest TVs ever sold.

TV maker LG's OLED Canyon display demo, with 246 OLED panels and more than 30 high-definition generators, took almost an hour to get back in full operation.

UPDATED, 12:51 PM: Power is being restored to the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, following more than hour-long outage. The power went out in the central hall of #CES2018! My colleague @jeffersongraham is inside South Hall here and says there is still power.

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