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Jacob Siegal

Associate Editor

Since 2013
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Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

Yakuza PlayStation 4 1080p Screenshots

New screens of Yakuza Restoration look gorgeous in 1080p on the PS4

February 20th, 2014

With the Japanese launch of the PlayStation 4 just days away, several third-party developers are preparing to release their first games for the Sony console. One of those games is the latest in the long-running Yakuza series, a franchise that has found success in Japan as well as overseas. Although the upcoming title, Yakuza Restoration, …

Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center VIdeo

Here’s our first look at Windows Phone 8.1’s notification center

February 19th, 2014

Microsoft is finally bringing a notification center to Windows Phone in the next major update. Action Center, as it has been dubbed, works almost identically to the notification centers that appear on Android and iOS devices. Simply swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal a log of messages, emails and updates you …

Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4 Graphics

Big-name developer thinks Xbox One resolution debate is ‘tedious’

February 19th, 2014

Microsoft has been receiving a great deal of grief recently for the seemingly impaired visual quality of some upcoming multiplatform releases on the Xbox One, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes chief among them. Although the contrast is exceedingly mild, Xbox One owners understandably want the visuals in their games to match those of the …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Ad

Video: Samsung goes back to its roots, bashes Apple in new tablet ad

February 19th, 2014

Apple’s latest, greatest tablet has dominated the sales charts since it launched in November, but Samsung still isn’t impressed. In a very blatant response to the ‘Pencil’ ad for the iPad Air, Samsung has released its own commercial, mocking both the sincerity of Bryan Cranston’s narration and the size of the Apple tablet itself. The …

HTC One Gold Sequel Leak

The sequel to HTC’s One goes gold in newly leaked image

February 19th, 2014

With just over a month between now and the official unveiling of the next flagship phone from HTC, the most reliable leaks of all have started to appear: press images. We got a close-up shot of the HTC M8 from @evleaks on Tuesday, and now the reliable source is back with an even better image. …

Zero Point Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Demo

Zero Point: The dangerous future of virtual reality

February 19th, 2014

Danfung Dennis no longer concerns himself with whether or not virtual reality is going catch to on — he knows that at this point, it’s just a matter of time. Dennis is the director of Zero Point, a short film that provides a fully 3D 360-degree viewing experience, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the …

How To Record iTunes Radio Streams

Record iTunes Radio streams on your Mac with this app

February 18th, 2014

iTunes Radio hasn’t yet overtaken the dominant music streaming services on the market, but there’s no denying that Apple’s entry has attracted a large number of users since launch. If you’re one of those users, doubleTwist’s freshly updated app can help you get even more out of your listening sessions by recording and saving audio …

Apple iPad Your Verse Ad

New Apple campaign claims the iPad is essential for scaling mountains

February 18th, 2014

Apple’s latest addition to the ‘Your Verse’ iPad campaign introduces us to two brave mountaineers who never forget to pack their tablets when preparing for an expedition. We got a glimpse of mountain climbers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington in the first ‘Your Verse’ commercial, but the new written feature on the ‘Your Verse’ page …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Announcement

Samsung will reportedly unveil multiple Galaxy Gear models next week

February 18th, 2014

When the follow-up to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is unveiled at Mobile World Congress next week, Samsung might surprise us all. USA Today reports that the Galaxy Gear 2 will ditch Android in favor of Samsung’s Tizen OS. Previous reports regarding Samsung’s operating system have indicated that the South Korean company has struggled to convince manufacturers …

Android iPhone Price Comparison

The average Android phone costs just half of the average iPhone

February 18th, 2014

While the average price for an Android smartphone continues to plummet every year, Apple is still refusing to participate in the mid-range battle. Based on data gathered by Statista, the average Android phone was priced at just $276 in 2013, down from $441 in 2010. The average iPhone, on the other hand, still costs $650, …