It’s the mid-way point of the working week, so let’s stop and take stock of all that’s happened so far in tech, shall we? Read on for our round up of all the morning’s news, here in the lunchtime lowdown.

Let’s talk Google first. The search giant made a big play against Facebook with the social Google+ service: but is it the company’s last throw of the dice? On the Android side of things meanwhile, the ZTE Skate emerged as the UK-bound Orange Monte Carlo – we can’t wait.

Elsewhere in mobile, RIM is rumoured to be canning a larger version of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, while details emerged about future Windows Phone updates beyond Mango.

Finally, we got a gawp at a driving centre that can drive itself – be sure to check out the ingenious idea.

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