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Jacob Siegal

Associate Editor

Since 2013
Top Channel GAMING
Articles 10,056

Bio

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.

Angry Birds NSA Spying WTF

WTF of the week: The NSA might be watching us through Angry Birds

January 27th, 2014

Is nothing sacred to the international spy community? According to Pro Publica, leaked British intellgence documents reveal that spy agencies around the world are able to determine “[a] player’s location, age, sex and other personal information” by siphoning data from mobile apps such as Angry Birds. One of the British reports even includes the specific code …

Samsung ZEQ Photos

This could be our first look at one of Samsung’s Android-less phones

January 27th, 2014

It was beginning to look like Samsung’s answer to the Android operating system would never see the light of the day, but if this press photo is legitimate, we might finally have proof of a Tizen device that will actually be available to the public. Korean tech site Moveplayer managed to obtain the photo of …

Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Frame Rate

Microsoft might have a solution to fix a huge Xbox One problem

January 27th, 2014

As we expected, the battle of the fanboys rages ever onward into the new generation of game consoles. Spurious claims and exaggerated anecdotes are being wielded like weapons as both sides charge through the comments sections of your favorite blogs, but underneath all of the cacophony, one fact rings true: PlayStation 4 games have more …

Xbox One Best Games List

Here are 5 games that could make 2014 the year of the Xbox One

January 27th, 2014

Now that we’ve seen the five games that PlayStation 4 owners can’t wait to get their hands on this year, it’s time to move to the Xbox One. While our list of PS4 games was a pretty even split between huge blockbuster hits and exciting, innovative indies, almost every Xbox One game that appears below …

Stroke Recovery With Kinect

Medical researchers are finding incredible uses for Microsoft’s Kinect

January 24th, 2014

Although plenty of us are content with using the latest video game technology such as Microsoft’s Kinect to simulate flailing around in order to hit a virtual tennis ball, scientists are finding incredible uses for these devices that have already led to advances in the medical field. Microsoft Research released a video earlier this week …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Release Date

Next Windows update tipped for March 11th but Start menu still missing

January 24th, 2014

The many Windows users who are underwhelmed by Windows 8 will have to continue waiting patiently for the next iteration of the operating system, but Microsoft is working hard to address users’ issues in the meantime. According to one of ZDNet’s “accurate and trusted sources,” Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be available on March 11th, …

Samsung Android Rival OS Preview Event

Samsung’s quest to free itself from Android kicks off in February

January 24th, 2014

Pushing forward despite a few major setbacks, Samsung will preview its lineup of Tizen smartphones in Barcelona on February 23rd, the day before Mobile World Congress begins. ZDNet Korea has obtained a copy of the invitation, which promises attendees “an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices” and information about how Tizen has evolved since last …

iPhone 6 Parts Leak Video

Video: iPhone 6 parts purportedly shown in new leak [updated]

January 24th, 2014

Now that the larger iPhone is all but confirmed, it shouldn’t be long before we start seeing our first glimpses of the iPhone 6. Earlier this month C Technology posted what appeared to be the backside of the chassis for the iPhone 6, and now a video on YouTube from user ConceptsPhone claims to show …

PS4 Most Anticipated Games 2014

These are the 5 games that could win the console war for the PS4

January 24th, 2014

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched to a great deal of fanfare in November. Thousands of anxious consumers lined up at their local retailers at midnight to be among the first to experience the next generation of video games. Over 7 million consoles have already been sold, anticipation is at an all time high…but …

Sprint Nextel Brand Officially Dead

Sprint buries the Nextel brand once and for all

January 23rd, 2014

The Nextel brand has been dormant ever since Sprint shut down the iDEN network last year, but in order to put any remaining rumors to rest, the company has made the death of Nextel all but official in a recent interview with FierceWireless. In the interview, Matt Carter, president of Sprint Enterprise Solutions said that he …