The Sniffer, March 2nd 2012: Trends in Video – and Socks!

Hey trendwatchers! Today, Nora talks about the news that the guy behind BitTorrent is developing a way to use the peer-to-peer protocol to distribute live content (via Technology Review). The idea has many appealing features, such as lowering distribution costs, but with live video becoming the bread and butter of TV networks (sports, live reality show contests), will broadcasters balk, or take the bait?

In other video news, Cathi Bond brings you very cool PivotHead sunglasses. Basically, there’s a little easy-to-operate video camera embedded in the arm of the glasses. You can see Engadget’s video review here. As Cathi points out, this could be a great tool for journalists and armchair documentary makers. Does this mean everyone will turn into a video lifecaster?

Finally, love the feeling of being barefoot, but worried about hurting your feet? How about Kevlar socks! (Via Core77)

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