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Jacob Siegal

Associate Editor

Since 2013
Top Channel GAMING
Articles 10,052

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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 Galaxy S3 S4 Share

Galaxy S3, S4 account for over half of all Samsung’s mobile traffic

January 14th, 2014

Samsung has released more smartphones and tablets over the past two years than anyone could possibly keep track of, but the flagship device is still the clear choice for consumers. Chikita’s latest report breaks down Samsung smartphone usage in North America based on Web traffic from each model, and the Galaxy S3 is the clear …

Moto G Google Play Edition Price

World’s biggest smartphone bargain now just $179 on Google Play

January 14th, 2014

It might not be the most significant upgrade in the history of exclusive Google Play releases, but on Tuesday Google made the unlocked Moto G available on its store for the same price as every other retailer. The Moto G Google Play edition release features the same 4.5-inch display, the same quad-core processor and the same …

Samsung Nexus 10 Specs Leak

Samsung Nexus 10 specs seemingly revealed in new leak [updated]

January 14th, 2014

The long overdue Nexus 10 upgrade failed to make an appearance at CES, but a recent leak might help us fill in the blanks. The dependable @evleaks shared an image of what looks to be Samsung’s Nexus 10 on Twitter, but this leak comes with an unusual addendum alerting followers that he can’t vouch for …

YouTube Google Plus Comment Moderation

YouTube starts to atone for the sins of Google+ integration

January 14th, 2014

YouTube has been in hot water with its content creators and its viewership ever since Google+ integration began seeping into the site. Interaction between those who make videos and those who watch their videos became more difficult and awkward then ever before. Many YouTube creators simply turned off comments altogether as a sort of strike …

Xbox One Immersive Gaming Ad

Latest Xbox One ad: ‘If it were any more real, it would be real’

January 14th, 2014

The latest Xbox One ad is all about immersion. According to Microsoft, the games on the Xbox One look so good that you might actually forget you’re playing a game. This heightened sense of realism is demonstrated by a man who sees the cuts and bruises from his character in Ryse: Son of Rome appearing …

HP Entry-Level Android Smartphones

HP smartphones are coming, but will anyone care?

January 13th, 2014

HP failed to hit the rumored 2013 launch timeframe for its new line of smartphones, but according to inside sources, the phones could still reach the market sometime this month. 9to5Google reported last week that an HP smartphone could be launching in a matter of days, targeting emerging markets with an affordable price point. Whether …

Mobile App Usage 2013

Messaging apps lead the charge as total app usage grew 115% in 2013

January 13th, 2014

Apple revealed last week that it had raked in over $10 billion from App Store sales in 2013, a clear indicator that the market for mobile apps is still booming. This week, Flurry Analytics has released its own yearly data, and according to the report, overall app usage is up 115% year-over-year. In fact, each and every …

Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat Update

Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update rollout begins earlier than expected

January 13th, 2014

There have been plenty of indications that the latest Android software update would be coming to the newest flagship Samsung devices this month, but it looks like the rollout has finally begun. SamMobile reports that the Android 4.4.2 update is currently available for the Galaxy Note 3 in Poland via the Kies desktop transfer software …

SimCity Offline Mode Coming Soon

EA finally looks ready to own up to the SimCity disaster

January 13th, 2014

It’s been nearly a year since SimCity was released, but Maxis finally confirmed on Sunday that the game will be receiving an offline mode “as soon as possible.” The SimCity debacle has been one of the strangest gaming catastrophes in recent history, filled with misinformation, botched launches and an angry mob of gamers refusing to …

Liquidmetal Alloys iPhone 6 Parts

Apple might finally be ready to use Liquidmetal alloys in the iPhone

January 13th, 2014

Apple originally signed an agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies in 2010, but other than the occasional reminder that it exists, the partnership does not appear to have been fruitful as of yet. Considering how many Apple devices had hit the market without so much as a trace of the metal alloys, it was safe to assume …