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 world can be your oyster with these 15 great travel apps

Traveling doesn't need to be a time-consuming nuisance with the right app. Our handpicked selection of the best travel apps will keep things simple, whether you need cost comparisons for distant hotels or directions to the most renowned…
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How to use Pinterest like a Pro

The iconic cork boards of yesterday aren't gone — they've just evolved to meet the needs of the 21st century. Check out our guide on how to use Pinterest for a in-depth look on how to create your own board, pin popular content, and follow…

Amazon Fire Phone vs. HTC One (M8): Spec Showdown

The AT&T-exclusive Amazon Fire Phone is officially launching on July 25, 2014. But how does the company's first foray into the realm of smartphones compare with HTC's latest behemoth, the HTC One M8? Check out our in-depth spec comparison…

15 PlayStation 4 exclusives that were revealed at E3

E3 is right around the corner and now is the time to start paying attention to what the biggest players are going to bring to the table. Read here for the latest in Sony news.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to the Wii U this holiday season

Nintendo announced 'Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker' at E3 2014. The platforming title looks to expand upon Toad's isometric adventures in last year's 'Super Mario 3D World' and is is set for a holiday 2014 release on the Wii U.

Nintendo announces Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, coming 2015

Nintendo recently announced 'Kirby and the Rainbow Curse' during the company's digital conference at E3 2014. The claymation-esque game is a spiritual successor to 2005's 'Kirby: Canvas Curse' and scheduled for release on the Wii U sometime…

20 kickass Xbox One games at E3 2014

Microsoft delivered its E3 briefing. We've got a roundup of the announced games, and everything else for Xbox One at this year's big show.

LG G3 vs. Galaxy Note 3: LG’s phone stacks up well to Samsung’s phablet

Recently detailed at LG's New York and London press events, the newly-announced LG 3G smartphone is undoubtedly poised to become a flagship. However, how does it compare with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Check out our side-by-side spec…

Best free PDF readers for Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, and more

Believe it or not, the world of PDF readers doesn't start and end with Adobe Acrobat. Check out our roundup of the best free PDF readers you can grab today. Learn more here.
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!

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.

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.