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When Booth Becomes Bunker

What happens when power goes out at a convention? All gadgeted up with nowhere to connect. That was the scene at CES on Wednesday, the handheld electronics convention that lost power right in the middle of its second day. The Las Vegas event is the largest consumer electronics show in the world, attracting about 184,000 attendees and […]

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Exact cause of Hartsfield-Jackson blackout still a mystery The world’s busiest airport lost power for eleven hours this past Sunday, causing over 1,000 flight cancellations putting the spotlight on a major U.S. utility. Atlanta hub Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the primary connection site for all Delta flights and an airport that sees over 100 million passengers a […]

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Over 600 million lose power in India after three power grids collapse

Three regional power grids in New Delhi, India failed Tuesday, leaving 620 million people without electricity for several hours in what has become the world’s largest blackout. Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde blamed the crisis on states taking more than their allotted share of electricity, which is supplied by the government. This failure, which followed […]

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