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Jacob Siegal

Associate Editor

Since 2013
Top Channel GAMING
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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 Android Rival eBay

Samsung’s Android rival finally available to purchase… on eBay

January 30th, 2014

If you were looking to pick up a Tizen phone before they hit the market, you might have already missed your chance. G4Games came across an eBay listing for a “new Tizen Samsung SM-Z9005 smartphone for apps development,” complete with photos that match up very closely with the leaked press image from earlier in the …

Android App Location Tracking

This Android app will let you know when your phone is tracking you

January 30th, 2014

Advertisers have wormed their way so deep into our smartphones that it’s unlikely we’ll ever be able to take a step out of our homes again without a bunch of strangers knowing about it. Location tracking has become a common feature for many third-party apps, but one group of developers wants to give Android users …

Chrome Apps iOS Android App Stores

Developers can now port their Chrome Apps to iOS and Android

January 29th, 2014

A few months ago, Google introduced a new subset of apps on the Chrome Web Store that are able function on the desktop without an internet connection, outside of the Chrome browser. Google announced on Tuesday that developers now have the capability to port those apps to iOS and Android with a new toolchain that …

Dell HDMI Dongle Android PC

Dell’s $130 dongle turns any screen into a full-featured Android PC

January 29th, 2014

While we wait patiently for the rise of the Android-powered TV, Dell has taken the initiative and released a portable HDMI dongle that can turn any screen with an HDMI or MHL port into an Android PC, complete with access to the cloud. The Wyse Cloud Connect clearly draws some inspiration from Google’s Chromecast, but …

iOS 7.0.5 Download Released

Apple pushes out iOS 7.0.5 update for iPhone

January 29th, 2014

Apple released the iOS 7.0.5 update on Wednesday, a very minor update for iOS 7 that should fix network issues for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China. The update comes less than two weeks after the launch of the iPhone on China Mobile.  According to MacRumors, the update is only available for select …

Galaxy S5 1080p Display Leak

A new leak suggests Samsung may stick with 1080p on the Galaxy S5

January 29th, 2014

If you were hyping yourself up for a 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display on the Galaxy S5, it might be time to start tempering your expectations. Samsung devices with very similar model numbers started appearing online this week, and the latest discovery, the SM-G900L, has appeared under a listing on the website of South …

PlayStation 2 Games on PlayStation 4

Native support for PlayStation 2 games purportedly coming to the PS4

January 28th, 2014

One of the biggest disappointments in this new console generation is the unfortunate lack of backwards compatibility. Although PlayStation Now will be an acceptable middle ground for many gamers, it’s always a bit of a heartbreak to leave a hard-earned collection of games behind, which is why a recent report from Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry might …