Person of Interest Creators on Episode 100's Big Twist

Warning: Full spoilers for the May 31st Person of Interest, “The Day The World Went Away,” below.

The 100th episode of Person of Interest was a hugely eventful one, and ultimately a tragic installment that saw the team losing one of their own – even as the Machine took on a very familiar persona.
I spoke to Person of Interest’s executive producers, Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, about the death of Root (Amy Acker) in “The Day the World Went Away,” how and why they chose to kill her and how Root lives on, in a way, thanks to the Machine taking on her personality (and voice) for itself.
For more on Person of Interest’s 100th episode, check out our review, along with our interview with Amy Acker about what occurred.
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Whirlpool crowdfunds a beer maker

 Like the movie in which Robert DeNiro plays an intern, venerated appliance brand Whirlpool is spreading its wings, dusting off the cobwebs, and crowdfunding a beer maker. The product, called Vessi, ferments and dispenses suds and even has a system for reducing and managing sediment.

The system comes from W Labs, Whirlpool’s product design skunkworks, and is part of Indiegogo’s… Read More


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Base Camp customizable trailer supplies a rugged box of adventure

Utah’s Mobilight International knows a few things about building rugged trailers designed to roll over tough, foreboding terrain. It butters its bread by building mobile light towers for use at mines, oil fields, and other job and event sites. The company recently brought that experience over to the recreational camping and overland market with the Base Camp, a tough steel box built for exploration, adventure and a bit of backcountry comfort.
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Person of Interest Actor on the Huge Change to Their Role

Warning: Full spoilers for the May 31st Person of Interest, “The Day The World Went Away,” below.
The 100th episode of Person of Interest was a huge – and hugely sad – one, as Root (Amy Acker) was killed protecting Finch (Michael Emerson). But with just three episodes left, it was also clear this wasn’t the end for Acker on the series, as the Machine, which Root worked so hard to help, took on her voice and persona, becoming more of a full character than ever before.
I spoke to Acker about this big turn of events, when she found out and what she felt about Root’s fate. We also discussed the incredibly popular Root/Shaw relationship in relation to this twist and what it was like to find herself for the second time, after Angel, finding out she was being killed off on a series, yet would continue on as a god-like entity.
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Xiaomi inks Microsoft patent deal and agrees to pre-install Office apps on its phones

 Xiaomi is moving closer to launching its smartphones in the U.S. market. Today the Chinese company announced a partnership with Microsoft that includes a cross-license and patent transfer agreement and the pre-installation of Skype and Microsoft Office products on Xiaomi devices. Read More


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Depth-sensing walker monitors and connects the elderly and mobility impaired

 The so-called Internet of Things is often underwhelming — who really needs a tweeting oven? — but inspiring applications of embedded sensors and ubiquitous connectivity still appear, and sometimes from the most unexpected places. Take this smart walker, for instance: the same tech that goes into tacky toys and frivolous appliances could help an aging generation regain its mobility. Read More


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Arrow Star Blasts Suicide Squad Film for Ruining TV Plans

Willa Holland, who stars as Speedy in Arrow, has come forward to voice her frustration with the way in which Warner Bros. is handling the separation of its DC Comics film and television universes, noting the company could learn a few things from Marvel.
“Marvel does it in their own weird way, the mash between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the movies and stuff,” she said at MCM London Comic-Con (via Mirror). “So it’s a little upsetting because you know it is possible and it can be done and how good it would be if it was done.”
Both Holland and co-star Katrina Law noted that Arrow’s Stephen Amell and The Flash’s Grant Gustin would “kill it” if they were given the opportunity play their respective heroes on the big screen. Instead, Gustin’s role is being portrayed by Ezra Miller, with Holland noting that “basically you’re giving the world two different Flashes all of a sudden.”
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Star Wars: Han Solo Movie Eyes January Start Date

The much-anticipated Han Solo film, which is currently slated for release in 2018, and is expected to begin shooting in London at the start of next year.
The news comes from the film’s co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, who most recently penned Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kasdan was honored at a gala event where the producer and screenwriter received his first AJFF Icon Award for Contributions to Cinematic Arts.
During a post awards interview, he was asked whether fans should be excited for the upcoming Solo project. “Oh, I think so! You know, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are going to direct it,” Kasdan said. “They’re great, funny and imaginative and we’ve had a great time together.
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