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  • Alt-week 12.01.12: Bigfoot DNA, bombs on the moon and shapeshifting robots

    Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.

    Alt-week 12.01.12: Bigfoot DNA, bombs on the moon and shapeshifting robots

    Science. We like to think of it as a force for good. But, in the wrong hands, this isn’t always the case. Something we’re reminded of all too well this week. As a counter to that negative vibe, we are also reminded that for every Yin, there is a Yang, and this comes in the form of some developments in med-science that could mean new technology options for the blind. Then there’s the Bigfoot DNA and shape-shifting robots, of course. This is alt-week.

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  • Syrian internet access mostly restored, for now

    Syrian internet access mostly restored, for now

    History has a way of repeating itself, and the turmoil in Syria is proving no exception — though potentially for the better. Following a communications blackout that began Thursday, reports have surfaced from Renesys, the AP, the BBC and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that internet and phone access has resumed across major swaths of the country as of Saturday. President al-Assad’s office and rebels accuse each other of severing the links, although the US State Department doesn’t see there being much debate: it believes the near-simultaneous cut was an attempt by Assad to disrupt opposition that has been using the internet as one of its coordinating tools. It’s difficult to know if links will remain intact when battles inside the country are as fierce as ever. While there’s some comfort to be had in knowing that technologies like satellite internet access are available if the lines go dark once again, we just hope that peace comes to the country instead.

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    Source: Renesys, BBC, Associated Press

  • BookBook for iPhone 5 now shipping, rear camera hole and all (hands-on)

    BookBook for iPhone 5 now shipping, rear camera hole and all handson

    It took a little longer than some of those other cases, but Twelve South‘s BookBook for iPhone 5 is now shipping en masse. Some of those who pre-ordered began receiving their units as early as last week, but if you missed that wave, there’s no need to gesture for the panic button. The outfit’s newest wallet / iPhone case is actually more than just a resized version of the prior one; indeed, it finally figured out how to add a rear camera hole without worry of flash echo, and there’s a new snap-in mechanism that holds your phone in place. The clever exterior remains largely the same, and there’s still room for your most important IDs and credit cards as you flip it open. We were pretty big fans of the prior build, but the addition of the camera hole makes this one a no-brainer for fans of the style. The gallery below is completely free to peruse — those who hit the source link, however, will be asked to fork over $59.99 to get one of their own.

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    Source: Twelve South

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