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Google “Projected Mode” Android tipped to take on Apple in cars

Google “Projected Mode” Android tipped to take on Apple in cars

Google may not be letting Apple get all the in-car action, with a job listing tipping new Android dashboard tech in development at one of the brands already signed up for iOS in the Car. Google Projected Mode will be, according to a Mercedes-Benz engineer advert by parent company Daimler, a way to pipe Android functionality from a nearby phone or tablet to the car's own infotainment system of displays, buttons, speakers, and touchscreens, much in the manner of Apple's system.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/28/14: Obama Iron Man, Mt Gox, GTA online

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/28/14: Obama Iron Man, Mt Gox, GTA online

We’re coming down off the Mobile World Congress 2014 high to find that things aren’t so fantastic here in the real world. Specifically we’re referring to the Mt. Gox bankruptcy, this not boding especially well for those working with Bitcoin. Meanwhile things are looking up for California drivers, as they may soon be allowed to look at map apps while they’re driving their cars.

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Google lobbying against Glass driving bans

Google lobbying against Glass driving bans

Google is fighting back against threats that Glass could be banned from use by drivers, lobbying US state officials in the hope of more nuanced guidelines than an all-out block on in-car wearable tech. The safety of head-mounted displays like Glass made headlines last year, after one "Glass Explorer" early-adopter was ticketed for distracted driving after being pulled over for speeding and found to be wearing Google's experimental gadget.

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2014 VW Scirocco and Scirocco R revealed with Golf GTI cues

2014 VW Scirocco and Scirocco R revealed with Golf GTI cues

Volkswagen has pulled the wraps off of its new Scirocco, the German company's vision of the affordable sports car, headed to forecourts this August in Scirocco and hotter Scirocco R versions. Introducing new styling and a completely refreshed range of engines topping out with 276 HP in the Scirocco R, the updated car manages to trim fuel consumption by 19-percent on average, thanks to the addition to things like stop/start and battery regeneration.

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House of Cards snubbed HBO for upstart Netflix

House of Cards snubbed HBO for upstart Netflix

As House of Cards releases its second full season to Netflix, it’s become apparent that the internet-based video streaming company isn’t the upstart it once was. As HBO continues its upward trend between $4-5 billion in revenue over the past three years, Netflix pushes a much more booming rise, starting at just above $3 billion in revenue in 2011 and hitting at just above $4 billion in revenue in 2013. With the two companies readying for a battle of the revenues here, it would appear that the content battle has already been raging.

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Google Now boosts airport cards for more intelligent travel

Google Now boosts airport cards for more intelligent travel

Google Now has been updated to make airline notifications more useful, with the contextual engine now able to figure out not only when your next flight will leave, but when you need to leave to make it to the airport in time. The enhancement to the Android version of Google Now also adds more customization options to what the company describes as the "time-to-leave" system, letting users set where they're leaving from and by what method they'll be traveling.

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Gmail is down, it’s not just you: Google+ as well [UPDATES]

Gmail is down, it’s not just you: Google+ as well [UPDATES]

This afternoon Google services Gmail and Google+ appeared to be down as marked by inaccessibility by the masses starting in at around 1PM CST. While the beginning of this inaccessibility did not show markets on Google's Apps Status Dashboard, reports from across the United States showed a similar "Temporary Error (500)" reading. This downtime seemed to permeate Google's social network as well, with messages falling short through Google+ Hangouts starting at around 1PM CST as well.

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