Daily 30: Wed 10.22.2014

Music video by T.I. performing King.
Classic
Music video by MKTO performing Classic.
GGN Trailer Park Boys
The Trailer Park Boys finally make their way to the GGN desk to smoke trees with Nemo, talk about their movie Swearnet and repeatedly tell Randy to shut the FUCK up.
Every Sneaker Release This Week (10/16)
The weekend of sneaker releases kicks off in a huge way with the drop of the third and final collection from Nike and Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci. This is followed up with the super premium "Dark Chocolate" leather Jordan Future and the street-ready "Wheat" Foams. Boston retailer Bodega also goes extra hard this weekend with the drop of two collaborations from Saucony and Reebok.
PhotoMath: Helps You Cheat on Tests

PhotoMath from MicroBLINK on Vimeo.

For all the #disruptors, evasiveness and anti-regulatory posturing to come out of TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference over the last 2 days, there’s also been a few damn cool products on show—and PhotoMath is one of them. The result of two years of development of text recognition software by tech company MicroBlink, PhotoMath is a school slacker’s dream. Simply load the app on your phone, point the camera at a math equation, and voila—solved. It's not intended for cheating, of course. There’s an option to show working, taking you through how to solve the problem step-by-step, which could be invaluable as a learning tool. But it's not hard to imagine the app being used for slightly more nefarious purposes too. The app isn’t an end in itself for MicroBlink, however: PhotoMath—while entirely functional—is intended partly a demonstration of the underlying recognition technology, which MicroBlink hopes to licence out to other companies. TechCrunch reports that MicroBlink previously developed PhotoPay with the same technology—an automated system for bill-paying now licensed to 14 European banks. PhotoMath was one of the four finalists for the “Disrupt cup” presented at the conference, eventually losing out on the $48 thousand prize fund to database server platform Crate.io. The app is currently available on Windows Phone and iOS, with an Android launch planned for early 2015.
The Pimp Chronicles
In-demand comedian Katt Williams offers up The Pimp Chronicles courtesy of HBO. Williams shares his thoughts on such topics as drugs, politics and pop culture in this special event.
Four Horsemen

FOUR HORSEMEN is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.

Unveiling a Real-Life Hoverboard
After two years in stealth mode, Arx Pax is finally showing the world the Hendo Hoverboard. It's making the technology inside of it available to the maker crowd on Kickstarter, hoping they can invent applications for industry, architecture and entertainment.
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana talks about playing strong women in films, including Maria in "The Book of Life," and have we need to represent real women in Hollywood.
Spotify Lowers Its Music Prices
Apple thinks streaming music should cost less. Spotify agrees. Spotify is effectively offering a price cut on its subscription music service by giving family members a 50 percent discount on additional accounts. So if you have a $10 Spotify Premium subscription, your husband can get one for $5 a month. Spotify says the new pricing scheme will roll out globally over the next few weeks. The company has said it already has more than 10 million people paying for a subscription, and 40 million users overall. The discounts, made with the blessings of the music labels, could help boost those numbers. They are also a sign that Spotify, and its CEO Daniel Ek, agrees with the pitch Apple has been making to the music labels: If paid subscription services are going to get much bigger, they will have to get cheaper. While $10 a month is now the industry standard, that’s much, much more than people spent on music during the industry’s peak. Apple has been pushing the labels for more extensive price cuts. It wants to relaunch the Beats Music subscription service it bought last spring next year, and industry scuttlebutt is that it’s trying to get the price cut in half, to $5 a month. The logic of Apple’s argument, relayed by people who’ve heard the pitch secondhand: Apple’s best iTunes buyers spend about $60 a year on downloaded music — $5 a month. So if subscription services dropped that low, any download buyers that switched over to the streaming model would generate just as much revenue for the music labels. And, more important, the market of potential subscribers would get much larger. My hunch is that Apple doesn’t think the labels, who have just gotten used to the idea that streaming services can be big money generators, will want to cut prices in half. A more modest goal would be to get rental music down to the price Netflix charges (some of) its users for rental video: $8 per month. Bear in mind that any price cuts that Apple got would have to be offered to all of its rivals, too. Meanwhile, consumers are also pushing for price cuts — by spending less on music. Download sales are dropping significantly this year, and that pace may be accelerating.
Mindy Defends Anal Sex Episode
Mindy Kaling and the cast of "The Mindy Project" are always keeping it sexy -- this season more so than ever, especially now that Mindy and her office crush, Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), are finally in a monogamous relationship. But with monogamy comes experimentation, at least according to Kaling. The actress, writer and show creator explored that idea during the Oct. 7 episode, titled "I Slipped," which tackled a possibly-too-sexual, possibly-too-scandalous subject matter for a network sitcom: anal sex. On set at “The Mindy Project” in Los Angeles on Friday, the 35-year old comedian told The Huffington Post that more than anything, she wants to offer “things that no one is seeing anywhere else [on television].” But what mattered most to Kaling was less about the boundary pushing, and more about whether this was an issue that is relatable. "There are nine of us in the writers room and if something is making us debate issues or we are scared by it, a lot of times that means we should do it," she said. “Although it’s taboo, it was so relatable to everybody in the room. We wanted to acknowledge that everybody deals with this but nobody wants to talk about it." Though perhaps speaking of the unspeakable started a conversation slightly different from what Kaling had in mind. The episode opened up a dialogue about sexual consent and its portrayal on television. At the New Yorker Festival on Oct. 11, Kaling addressed a fan who asked her about the negative reactions the show received. I think that, we have to, in knowing what their relationship is and knowing that the way it was portrayed, it wasn’t something that made her feel unsafe or degraded … you can love someone and be in a relationship with them when you’re both consenting adults, and people can try things and you can be like … ‘I busted you on that.' It was not an issue of sexual unsafety. I understand people felt that way, and I disagree ... In a larger sense, we have this card -- this red card -- of stirring fear in men about certain things. I was sad about that because I thought, 'Is that a situation where we want to use that card for that?' It bummed me out a little bit. There was no sexual peril in there; it was not a situation where she felt unsafe or was objectified. She just was startled ... I was sad about that. Speaking on-set, Kaling, reiterated that Danny was just trying to see how much he could get away with in the relationship. "I think a lot of men can relate to that," she said. "We don’t do taboo things just for the hell of it. But this was also just consistently making us laugh. I think the death of any show is that it’s not relevant anymore."
BIRDMAN
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
Dear White People
A satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular 'African American' themed party thrown by white students.
Focus
A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.
THE PROTECTOR 2
Boss Suchart is the owner of an elephant camp. When he is murdered, all evidence points to Kham (Tony Jaa), who was seen with the victim before he died. Kham is forced to run as the police launch a pursuit. Meanwhile, the twin nieces of Boss Suchart (Jija Yanin Wismitanan and Teerada Kittisiriprasert) are out for revenge. But luck is on Kham's side when he runs into Sergeant Mark (Mum Jokmok), an agent sent to Thailand on a secret mission. In another twist, Kham is drawn into an underground fighting ring run by LC (RZA), a crime lord who's obsessed with collecting top-class martial artists. LC's fighters are branded by numbers, such as the lethal, beautiful Twenty (Ratha Pho-ngam) and the diabolical No. 2 (Marrese Crump). These fighters are ordered to capture Kham for a special mission.