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
Social Media

How to change your Twitter name

Just because you chose the worst Twitter name on the face of the Earth doesn't mean you're stuck with it for the rest of eternity. Check out our quick guide on how to change your Twitter username and real name in less than five minutes…
Computing

Dead pixel have you down? These tricks might revive it

Dead pixel got you down? We don't blame you. Check out our guide on how to fix a dead or stuck pixel and save yourself that costly screen replacement, or an unwanted trip to your local repair shop.
Computing

Access denied: Our favorite, free parental control software

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially for your loved ones. Check out our selection of the best free parental control software for Windows and Mac OS X, so you can block unsavory sites.
Cars

Hit the road, Jack, with one of our favorite smartphone chargers for your car

Everyone knows the market is flooded with phone chargers aimed at the modern automobile, but few of them are great. Check out our picks for the best phone chargers for your car, whether you use an Apple or Android phone.
Computing

Want to trick out your mouse cursor? Here's how to do it in Windows

The standard mouse cursor is boring, so change it! With this guide, you can choose to use one of Microsoft's pre-installed cursors, or download something a bit more extravagant from the web.
Computing

Protecting your PDFs with a password is easier than you think, and you don't even have to pay 1:09

Do you need to secure a PDF from prying eyes? This guide provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to password protect it so that no one can mess with your precious docs.
Computing

A free (and legal) version of Photoshop? Here’s how to get it

Want some of the perks of Adobe Photoshop without having to pay the hefty price tag? Here's our guide on how to get Photoshop CS2 completely free of charge — no strings attached.
Photography

Best Websites for Free Stock Photography Right Now

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to freely download and use an image from the web without the looming fear of prosecution? Perhaps that's why we've put together a list of the best places to download free images online.
Buying Guides

Amazon Prime Day is overflowing with deals, so we skimmed out the very best

Good deals are easy to come by, but finding great deals is a different story. Until July 12, Amazon is giving each day a theme and a set of screaming deals to match. That said, here are our favorite deals leading up to Amazon Prime Day.
Computing

The best PC hardware deals of the week

Looking to buy a new PC, but don't have a lot of cash in your account? We have you covered. This week's deals include a capable 2-in-1, a beefy graphics card, and one of our favorite notebooks to date.
Gaming

Immerse yourself with our 10 favorite Xbox One headsets

The Xbox One might not tout a headset selection quite as vast as the last-gen Xbox 360, but there are a few hallmarks. Check out our current picks for the best Xbox One headsets, whether you're looking for virtual surround sound or…