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Pew study finds 61% of Facebook users have taken extended breaks

Pew study finds 61% of Facebook users have taken extended breaks

For some, Facebook has simply become a part of day-to-day life, but for others, it can be hard to keep up with the constant stream of (sometimes pointless) status updates. A new poll from the Pew Internet & American Life Project suggests that many Facebook users take breaks from the social network from time to time, with these breaks stretching for weeks at a time. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by Facebook, it would seem you're not alone.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 5, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 5, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we heard that Dell will be going private with the help of a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, while HP reacted to the news of the deal by saying that Dell has a "very tough road ahead." We learned that OUYA will be sold at retail stores in June, and the 128GB iPad is now available on Apple's online store. Samsung's Galaxy brand has eclipsed Android, and Microsoft announced that it will be opening 11 new stores in the US by summer.

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Take-Two ends Q3 2013 with net profit of $70.9 million

Take-Two ends Q3 2013 with net profit of $70.9 million

Take-Two has delivered its fiscal Q3 2013 report this evening, and the results are looking pretty good across the board. The company reports a net revenue of $415.8 million for the quarter, which is up a significant amount from the $236.3 million it made in its fiscal Q3 2012. Net profit also took a massive jump year-over-year, going from $14.2 million in Q3 2013 all the way up to $70.9 million.

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BlackBerry Q10 may not launch in US until May or June

BlackBerry Q10 may not launch in US until May or June

When BlackBerry held a launch event for its new mobile OS at the end of last month, it unveiled two handsets that will be running it: the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10. While the Z10 is a touchscreen-only phone, the Q10 has a physical keyboard remiscient of the devices that made BlackBerry famous. If you've been holding out for the Q10 and you live in the US, we're sorry to say that you might have to wait until May or June to get your hands on one.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced, built on REDengine3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced, built on REDengine3

After one NeoGAF user spilled the beans on the project, CD Projekt RED has confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in production. The game is being built on the studio's new REDengine3, which was unveiled to the world just a few days back. It'll also be the last Witcher game made by CD Projekt RED, so this is the last hurrah for the series that so many players have fallen in love with.

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PlayStation Home Arcade arrives on PS Vita today

PlayStation Home Arcade arrives on PS Vita today

Sony has announced PS Vita users are getting PlayStation Home Arcade today, a new app for their portable gaming beast. PlayStation Home Arcade is basically what it sounds like - an app that allows you to buy and play classic arcade titles. There will also be a handful of newer titles on offer, and Sony is giving away some free games to celebrate the launch of PlayStation Home Arcade.

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PS Plus users get Guardians of Middle Earth free this week

PS Plus users get Guardians of Middle Earth free this week

PlayStation Plus users have a new update incoming tomorrow, and if you're subscribed, it's one you'll probably want to pay attention to. That's because Guardians of Middle Earth - the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title based in the Lord of the Rings universe - will be free for members. Guardians of Middle Earth was just recently released too, so PS Plus users are getting a relatively new game on the house with this update.

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Microsoft discusses Windows 8 performance three months after release

Microsoft discusses Windows 8 performance three months after release

Windows 8 has been available for right around 90 days, and if you've been paying attention, you'll likely know that it's had a rough start. From very loud dissenters to reports claiming dismal market share for the new OS, there's a lot working against Windows 8. But how does Microsoft feel now that we're a few months out from release and the vitriol has calmed down a bit? Pretty good, it would appear.

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Leaked specs suggest updated DROID DNA or M7 for Verizon

Leaked specs suggest updated DROID DNA or M7 for Verizon

Well this is interesting: Twitter user @LlabTooFeR has posted a list of specs for an allegedly incoming HTC device with a codename of DLXPLUS. Those who were following rumors before the reveal of the DROID DNA will recognize the "DLX" part of that codename, as it's what the device was called before it was officially announced by HTC. So, this new list of specs suggests that an enhanced version of the DROID DNA is on the way.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening retail release reportedly delayed

Fire Emblem: Awakening retail release reportedly delayed

Sad news for those of you who were planning to pick up a copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening today, as it seems that a number of retailers in the US aren't getting their shipments in until later this week. The game was scheduled to launch today in the US, but Game Informer has spoken to some Best Buy and GameStop stores that say they haven't received shipments yet. Just the same, it seems Amazon is warning potential purchasers of a possible shipping delay, so many players may not be getting Fire Emblem: Awakening today.

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