It's been a long time coming, but Skype has finally released a beta of its much-discussed and heavily anticipated new Mac OS X client. Dubbed 5.0, the new software will let Mac users participate in multi-person video chats and sports a completely revamped interface which features a left-hand sidebar and a HUGE window. A lot of the features have been moved around and reshuffled, so you'll need to spend sometime getting to know it, but all in all it's a much-needed improvement. [Mashable]

Read why this guy thinks smartphones won't make good remote controls. [CNet]

Samsung flip Steve Jobs the bird and predicts it will sell a million tablets in a month. [All Things D]

Check out the 15 best gadget snuff videos of all time. Don't try any of this at home. [DVICE]

To those of you riding green in an electric vehicle, do you know what kind of data your car is collecting about you? [The Atlantic]

Study shows less than five percent of adults use geo-tagging or geo-aware smartphone apps. Where the cache at? [Wired]

This may be the coolest USB hub and card reader combo we've ever seen. [Crunch Gear]

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