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.

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ E3 2013 trailer

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is closer on the horizon than ever before. Check out the latest trailer and in-game footage for a closer look at Geralt's next open-world adventure.


‘Dark Souls 2’ E3 2013 trailer

Dark Souls 2 is right around the corner (well...March 2014, anyway). Check out some of the latest game-play footage coming out of E3 2013 from Microsoft and developer From Studios.


‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’ E3 2013 trailer

Square Enix has high hopes for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Check out the newest gameplay trailer straight from E3 2013 before the next installment lands in February of 2014.


Deus Ex: The Fall: E3 2013 Trailer

The first mobile Deus Ex game, Deus Ex: The Fall, hits the App Store later this summer. Check out the new trailer from Square Enix for some in-game footage running on the iPad.


‘Dying Light’ E3 2013 trailer

Techland and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment show off a new trailer for the upcoming zombie game Dying Light in advance of what many expect to be its first public showing at E3 2013.


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2: E3 2013 trailer

Konami is getting a head start on E3. Check out the latest trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for a sneak peek of what the company has in store for next week at E3 2013.


How to watch the NBA finals online

Even if your team didn't make the cut, the NBA finals are always worth the watch. Here's our quick guide to watching the championship series online completely free of charge.


Best wireless routers

Wireless routers lie at the heart of your beloved Wi-Fi network. Thus, here's our roundup for the best wireless routers currently available on the market — no matter your budget.


Just say no: How to block a website

Need a little help blocking a certain website from your kids, or worse ... from yourself (if you're a Facebook addict, we're taking to you!)? We've thrown together a how-to guide to getting it done without any annoying third-party software.


Hard drive recovery tips and tricks

We're sorry to be the ones to tell you this, but your hard drive will fail someday. Here's our how-to guide for salvaging what you can before it disappears into the ether and is lost forever.


Xbox One vs. Xbox 360: spec showdown

The "One" and only will hit the market later this year, but how does it compare with its successor? We'll let you be the judge with our side-by-side, Microsoft console comparison.


Pack attack: 25 awesome laptop bags that add style and function

Choosing the right laptop bag is no easy feat. No one likes to second guess themselves. Here are some of the best laptop bags on the market – from backpacks to sleeves – so you can get it right the first time around.

Buying Guides

Best product key finders: How to find that missing software license for free

Missing product key getting you down? We've chosen the best product key finders out there so you can locate and document all those precious keys for all your registration needs.


Best wireless printers

Looking to snag a new printer for all your photo or document-producing needs? We've rounded up some of the best wireless printers so you can get the absolute most bang for you buck.


How to find your IP address

Looking for your IP address? We'll give you some simple steps to help you find your computer's IP address.