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UPDATE: Power resorted at MGM and New York-New York

The lights are back on after two major resorts on the Strip lost power.

The MGM and New York-New York lost power around 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Power was restored to the resorts by about 6:30 a.m., according to Yvette Monet, a spokesperson for MGM.

The backup power did work at the properties so guests were not left completely in the dark.

According to NV Energy's Outage Center, the cause of the outage appears to be equipment related. ... Read More

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MGM Resorts Int'l looking to hire 1,000

It may still feel like winter but MGM Resorts International is already thinking about summer.

It's hosting a job fair Wednesday looking to fill 1,000 seasonal positions and although these positions are only for the summer, there are opportunities to stay with the company.

Whether it's the Bellagio, Circus Circus, Mandalay Bay or the Mirage, MGM Resorts International is looking to fill seasonal jobs at all 13 of its properties on the Strip.

"Our ideal candidates are people who like to engage, entertain and inspire guests from all over the world. So, folks who like to do a lot of customer service. We really encourage you to come down," said Fe Allen, director of talent acquisition, MGM Resorts International... Read More

Highlights from this year's Consumer Electronics Show

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show is a wrap. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the popular annual convention.

More than 3,800 exhibitors had products on display and about 165,000 people filled the Las Vegas Convention Center for the trade show.

The electric car company Faraday Future was one of many companies to make a big announcement this year with the unveiling of its new car.

"It's very, very fast, that's for sure," said Dag Reckhorn, the Vice President of Manufacturing for Faraday Future.

Attendees also had the chance to feast their eyes on the latest gadgets for the home.

"I think a lot of these companies are flexing their muscles very effectively," said Kayden Russel, a CES participant.

While the products at CES are impressive, the 3.2 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center is equipped with some serious tech as well... Read More

Caesars: Serendipity 3 closing to make way for new eatery

The Las Vegas outpost of famous New York ice cream parlor, Serendipity 3, is closing to make way for a new restaurant.

The ice cream parlor sat front of Caesars Palace since 2009.

The eatery's location on Manhattan's East Side is a popular tourist destination and known for its $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate -- featuring top-grade cocoa, edible gold and shavings of a luxury truffle -- declared the most expensive dessert by Guinness World Records.

Caesars Entertainment says a new restaurant called Stripside Cafe & Bar will open in the Las Vegas Serendipity 3 location this weekend. ... Read More

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CES: Smart phones managing your home environment

One of the big trends at the Consumer Electronics Show this year is smart home connectivity.

That is the ability to manage devices and appliances remotely through a smart phone. For example, with a smart air management system, you can recreate not only the air temperature, but the humidity and air purity levels from any place in the world in your home.

"The really cool thing about this here is you can take the small reader device and say you were to go to San Francisco and you like the air quality or the humidity there, you can take a reading and bring it home and sync that specifically to your home," said Jen Fisher, Changhong smart air system.

The Changhong company's smart A/C works in sync with a humidifier, de-humidifier, and air purifier to recreate any environment.

It's one of several smart home devices at CES this year... Read More

Faraday Future unveils first production vehicle, FF91 is self-driving car

Electric car startup Faraday Future debuted its first electric vehicle in Las Vegas Tuesday.

The sneak peek of the vehicle was presented at the Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of the Consumer's Electronic Show (CES) 2017. The vehicle, simply called, the FF91 will have 1,050 horsepower on an electric motor system, and 378 miles of range on a 130-kilowatt power of battery inside the vehicle.

Faraday says 110/240 alternating current charging is available for vehicle owner's homes.vvFaraday says the FF91 can go from a record for 0-60 mph in 2.44 seconds. A Tesla Model S can go 2.5 seconds in 0-60 mph.

During the big reveal Tuesday, Faraday gave the audience a show when it demonstrated the acceleration theory. It will also feature autonomous driving. Autonomous driving is a self-driving car or robotic car that can is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input... Read More

Las Vegas rings in 2017 with parties, fireworks

More than 300,000 visitors turned out to ring in 2017 Las Vegas style with big crowds, parties and an extravagant fireworks display at midnight.

Nightclubs pulled out all the stops with performances from DJ Calvin Harris, rappers T-Pain and Kendrick Lamar and artists Drake and Bruno Mars. The city's celebrity chefs crafted elaborate prix fixe menus complete with caviar and champagne toasts.

The Las Vegas Strip was closed to traffic starting at 6 p.m. becoming a pedestrian walkway for party goers. Downtown was also packed with revelers and live performances.

An eight-minute fireworks show kicked off at the stroke of midnight, with rockets launching from the tops of half a dozen casinos... Read More