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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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Monkey Business

Lone primate triggers nationwide blackout Apparently one monkey can stop the show—if the show is an entire country’s electric grid. On Tuesday, June 7, Kenya’s power was completely shut down for more than three hours after a small species of monkey performed its own version of “maintenance” on a central transformer at one of the […]

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