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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.

Samsung Gear Fit Reveal

The Gear Fit is Samsung’s curved take on the fitness band

February 24th, 2014

Because two wearable devices just wasn’t enough, Samsung has unveiled a third entry into the 2014 lineup at Mobile World Congress: the fitness-minded Gear Fit. The Gear Fit is a more compact device than the Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, although it offers much of the same functionality. The Gear Fit features …

Thief Review

Review: Thief for the PlayStation 4

February 24th, 2014

Thief might be the fastest-paced stealth game I’ve ever played. Garrett, the master thief and reluctant protagonist, is swift, agile and sturdy, three traits that you’ll have to take advantage of in order to survive while sneaking, climbing and fighting your way through the streets of The City and its bordering regions.

Sony Xperia Z2 Release Date

Sony’s next flagship smartphone is here: meet the Xperia Z2

February 24th, 2014

We might have already seen every square inch of the device over the past few weeks, but Sony finally made it official — the Xperia Z2 will be the company’s next flagship phone. As previously reported, the Xperia Z2 will feature a 1080p 5.2-inch display, 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a …

Amazon Retailer Listings Initative

Amazon offering traditional retailers a lifeline they can’t refuse

February 21st, 2014

If you can’t beat them, join them. At least that’s what Amazon is hoping its brick-and-mortar competition will say as it extends an olive branch to retailers that could be beneficial for everyone involved. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is currently in talks with several popular brands, such as Ralph Lauren and J. …

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) review

February 21st, 2014

In many ways Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is as faithful of a sequel to the beloved Super Nintendo series as any fan could hope for, but despite the eye-popping visuals and controller-clenchingly tense mine cart rides, this sequel comes apart at the seams.

iOS 8 Concept Control Center

Video: Cool iOS 8 concept shows off a great feature we might never see

February 21st, 2014

Apple’s vision of multitasking is a little less refined than many users would have hoped, something Samsung has harped on in its latest attack ad. Bill Labus has a simple solution: combine the multitasking view with the newly implemented Control Center. This iOS 8 concept design would eliminate the need for double tapping the Home button to …

Google Android 4.5 Nexus 8 Rumor

Google will reportedly announce Android 4.5 and Nexus 8 in July

February 21st, 2014

If you were hoping to see the next iteration of Android at Google I/O in June, you might be in for a disappointment. An unnamed Google Dublin employee reportedly told Android Geeks that Android 4.5 won’t be unveiled until July, alongside the new Nexus 8 tablet. Google I/O 2014 will instead focus on services Google is planning …

Google Public Wi-Fi App

New Google app could fix the most annoying thing about public Wi-Fi

February 20th, 2014

If you live in a major metropolitan area, accessing public Wi-Fi is likely part of your daily routine. The only problem with public Wi-Fi is the exhaustive, unavoidable login process, but one of the biggest tech companies in the world is trying to simplify the process with a new app. Engadget reports that Google is …

Xbox One Update Preview

Microsoft gives select Xbox One owners a glimpse of the future

February 20th, 2014

Microsoft just released the first major update for the Xbox One last week, but if you’d like to get your hands on the next update before anyone else, check your Xbox Live messages. Microsoft announced today on the Xbox Wire that select Xbox Live members will be invited to test the update before it rolls …