Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder is a multimedia journalist and a staff writer for Digital Trends where he covers technology news, how-to guides, best-of pieces and more. In his free time, he moonlights as a freelance music writer for the Portland alt-weekly, Willamette Week, and other publications in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.

Best free blogging sites

It often seems like everyone and their mother is running some sort of blog these days. Here are our top choices for the best blogging sites on the Web, whether you're looking to start an underground news network, cooking blog or something a bit more personal.

Social Media

How to convert FLAC to MP3

It's true, FLAC files sound awesome ... that is, if your media player or audio device can handle the popular, lossless format. Here's our guide on how to convert FLAC to MP3 so you no longer have to worry about incompatibility issues no matter your device.

Computing

How Skype works: What’s behind the premiere online calling service

Skype is more of a household name than the novelty it once was. It's an incredibly convenient, cheap and capable peer-to-peer VoIP service that lets users communicate around the globe via their network connection. Yet, the question remains: how does it work?

Web

Secrets and cheats for ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’

'Grand Theft Auto V' is nothing short of ambitious and expansive, but where are those beloved cheat codes we all know and love? Here are some of the latest cheats, tips and tricks for the blockbuster title so you can live life in Los Santos to the fullest.

Gaming

PlayStation 3 vs. PlayStation 4: Spec Showdown

The PlayStation 4 has some serious horsepower under the hood, but how does Sony's new console stack up against it's current-generation system? Read our spec comparison to find out.

Gaming

5 best wireless mice to clear the cord clutter

The wireless mouse has become a staple to computing given it's portability, industriousness, and general awesomeness. Here are our top picks for the best wireless mice whether you're looking for an ergonomic design, comfortable build, or a chic peripheral.

Computing

Best apps to make animated GIFs

I would be lying to you if I said there was a vast shortage of GIFs to discover on the Internet. Here are our picks for the best apps to make animated GIFs, whether using a Web-based application, a desktop application, or simply your smartphone on the go.

Computing

How to make Google your default search engine

Google is a giant when it comes to handling search queries from around the globe, but sometimes setting it as your default search engine takes a little effort. Here is our quick guide on how to set Google as your default search engine no matter your browser.

Web

From start to finish, DT’s definitive guide to creating and uploading YouTube videos

Perhaps you thought YouTube was going to be a short-live fad or virtual ship passing in the night. Either way, we're not judging you for deciding to jump on the video-making bandwagon more than eight years after the site's debut. Check out our guide on how to…

Computing