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.
Articles
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of May 25, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Computing

Surface Pro 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 2 13: Specs, prices and features compared

Microsoft has unveiled its Surface Pro 3 at an event in New York City. We couldn't help but wonder how it stacks up with a Lenovo notebook, so we compared the two just for you. Learn more here.
Gaming

Best Google Chrome games

Not only is Google Chrome a fantastic web browser, it's also a versatile gaming platform you can access from just about anywhere. Whether you want to play your classic 2D franchise or the next up-and-coming sensation — Google has you…
Computing

How to calibrate your monitor for the best viewing experience possible

Want to see images the way they're intended to be seen? Here’s our how-to guide to calibrating your computer monitor so what you see is what you get.
Mobile

How to use FaceTime

Streamlined face-to-face video calling is no longer stuck in the realm of science fiction courtesy of Apple's video conferencing software. Learn how to use FaceTime whether you're on iOS, an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod.
Mobile

15 apps to help you manage your bills and finances

Need a little help with your finances? You are not alone. Try these financial apps and see if you can organize your cash flow a little better to make the most of your income.
Buying Guides

Get Mom up to speed with 17 tech gifts she didn’t realize she would love

Need ideas for what to get mommy dearest this upcoming holiday? Check out our Mother's Day gift guide for inspiration that doesn't break the bank.
Gaming

Best free online game sites

Looking to tackle the world of online gaming? We've rounded up the best free online game sites for new and old titles alike, no matter which genre and category floats your boat.
Social Media

Best Twitter apps for PC and Mac

More than a quarter of Twitter's registered user base may not use the service daily, but that still leaves 750 million. Check out our picks for the best Twitter clients for PC and Mac, so you can manage multiple accounts, view inline…
Social Media

How to use Twitter

Want to know how to "tweet?" Here are some quick and easy steps to get you started on Twitter.
How-To

How to watch Game of Thrones online

The fourth season of 'Game of Thrones' begins on April 6, but finding an appropriate avenue to watch HBO's flagship title isn't always easy. Check out our quick guide on how to watch 'Game of Thrones' online for a few legal—and…
Social Media

Best Facebook games

Ready to try mixing in a few games with your social media life? Here are our choices for some of the best Facebook out there. Try and keep playtime to a minimum.