Sure, it can't repair or refuel your X-wing, nor can it project a video on your wall, but it can get you drunk. If given a choice between the original R2 and this guy… well, I'm just saying it wouldn't be an easy decision. [Geekstir via Coolest Gadgets]
R2-Beer2 is My Kind of Droid
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Twenty years ago The Matrix was released. It was a game changer for action films and special effects back in 1999. And it made a generation of teenagers including yours truly) beg their parents for floor-length leather jackets. One could explain the Matrix itself simplistically as a form of augmented reality, where humans are plugged into a faux world - most of whom are unaware that that the real world is well and truly fucked. Two decades later augmented reality is becoming increasingly prevalent for real, which begs the question - does The Matrix still actually hold up?
Doing so might have spoiled one of the plot’s big reveals.