Things We Saw Today: Speak and Understand Droid (Sorta) With These Awesome R2-D2 Helmets

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Childhood dream achievement UNLOCKED! You know you’ve always wanted to be able to speak in and understand R2-D2’s beeps and boops. Well now you can with AE Innovations’ Star Wars Droid “Translator” helmets! The video above shows you how they work, and you can head over to Robot 6 for more info!

  • Chadwick Boseman, who’ll be playing Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting in Civil War, did an interview with Empire in which he said that his character is “not a superhero” in the usual sense. (via Comic Book Resources)
  • The voice of God Morgan Freeman can now be the voice that guides your way (on your GPS). (via The Daily Dot)

Are you as excited as we are to see Michelle Yeoh back in action in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny? Check out this third and final trailer before the film drops on Netflix on Feb 26th! (via The Playlist)

  • President Obama just appointed Dr. Carla Hayden as the first woman and the first black person to hold the position of Librarian of Congress. (via President Obama on Facebook)
  • Love Hamilton? James McMaster explains why the hit Broadway musical isn’t quite as revolutionary as some might think it is. (via HowlRound)

Check out this episode of Viceland’s Gaycation, hosted by Ellen Page, in which she explore LGBTQ+ culture in various cities. This one explores Tokyo, and in one awesome moment, Page helps a gay man come out to his family. (at the 33-minute mark) (via Vulture)

Well, that’s it from us! What did you see on the intarwebz today?

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