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
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…
Web

15 great websites for free audiobooks

Finding free audiobooks can be tough, especially ones that are worth your time. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best sites for obtaining free audiobooks, whether you want to listen online or off.
Computing

Drowning in PDFs? Here’s how to merge them into a single document

Sometimes juggling multiple files at once is more of a hassle than a convenience, especially when a single file would do. This quick guide will help you merge PDF files with Windows, MacOS, or a variety of online tools.
Computing

Protect your PC from the cyber-flu with these awesome free antivirus options 2:11

Malware, spyware, and adware is never fun to find on your PC. Check out our picks for the best free antivirus software, so you can rid your system of any dangerous software that might be lurking around.
Computing

Build a better website the easy way with these 8 services

We compiled a list of the best website builders, both paid and free. If you don't want to pay for someone to make your website and want to do it yourself, this roundup should point you in the direction you want to go.