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
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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…
Gaming

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.
Mobile

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…
Computing

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!
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.