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Jacob Siegal

Associate Editor

Since 2013
Top Channel GAMING
Articles 9,770


Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

PS4 Twitch Live Streaming Porn

Twitch aims to quash homemade PS4 porn

November 25th, 2013

The inclusion of Twitch live streaming on the PlayStation 4 is one of the most exciting features of the console, with hundreds of users broadcasting their gaming sessions for the first time. Unfortunately, a few nasty cooks are trying to spoil Sony’s broth. GameRevolution reported over the weekend that a man removed his wife’s clothing …

Nokia Future Plans Revealed

Here’s what Nokia is planning for its next incarnation

November 25th, 2013

Nokia is turning over its handset business to Microsoft, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the company is giving up on building new devices all together. According to The Economist, Nokia will now shift its focus to its three other business arms: Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), HERE Navigation Apps, and Advanced Technologies. NSN is by far …

Twitter Spam Bots Analysis

The seedy world of Twitter bots: Dealers, buyers and suppliers

November 25th, 2013

Twitter has had a major spam problem ever since it started to gain popularity. Without any tangible restrictions on account creation, spambots run rampant by automatically responding to key terms and following tens of thousands of users in order to boost their own follower counts. The Wall Street Journal spoke with Jim Vidmar, a Twitter bot …

Apple iPhone iPad Touch ID Trackpad

Future iPhones may take cues from… old BlackBerrys?

November 25th, 2013

When BGR reviewed the iPhone 5s last month, we found the Touch ID to be a bit lacking. It had plenty of potential, but failed to offer any meaningful additions to the device. The future of Touch ID remains uncertain, but a patent that was made public last Thursday gives us a pretty good idea …

Instagram Private Group Messaging

Instagram may be the next company to join the mobile messaging wars

November 22nd, 2013

Instagram has had a busy 2013. In June, video was added to the service as a counterplay to Twitter’s Vine. Last month, Instagram rolled out advertisements. Just days ago, Instagram finally showed up on Windows Phone, albeit with some serious omissions. Gigaom reports that the last major update of the year might be the most …

Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T Supply

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly hard to find at launch [updated]

November 22nd, 2013

It looks like Apple isn’t the only vendor suffering from a supply shortage this holiday season. According to WPCentral, the inventory of the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 is much smaller than expected, and many customers who had previously been assured that their orders would arrive on Friday are now receiving emails that say the Lumia …

Microsoft Nokia Acquisition EU Approval

EU reportedly set to sign off on Microsoft’s $7.2 billion Nokia deal

November 22nd, 2013

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset business is nearly settled, but an international deal this large requires approval from several groups. Reuters reports that “Microsoft is set to secure unconditional EU regulatory approval” for the deal. Consent from the European Union would follow that of Russia, India, Turkey and Israel, as well as Nokia’s biggest shareholders. …

Retina iPad Mini Apple Store Availability

Apple begins its Retina iPad mini ‘stealth launch’

November 22nd, 2013

The quiet launch of the Retina iPad mini left a lot of potential customers out in the cold. Not only has availability been extremely limited, the only way to secure the new iPad mini has been to reserve one online for in-store pickup. It looks like Apple is working on one of those issues, as …

Xbox One Launch Exclusives Guide

Here’s everything you need to know about Xbox One’s launch exclusives

November 22nd, 2013

Unfortunately for Sony, the PlayStation 4 lacks a system-selling game at launch. Killzone: Shadow Fall and Resogun are both worthwhile experiences in their own right, but they alone aren’t worth the $400 investment of the console. As for the rest of the PS4’s opening lineup, the vast majority of the games are appearing on the …

Spotify $4 Billion Valuation

Spotify valued at over $4 billion after latest round of funding

November 21st, 2013

Despite stiff competition from other popular music streaming services, Spotify has held its own since its release in 2008. The Wall Street Journal reports that Spotify raised $250 million in its latest round of funding, bringing the total value of the company above $4 billion. Spotify made a splash when it came stateside in 2011, …