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 Hydrao Smart Shower aims to curb your water consumption with LEDs

Tracking your water usage isn't always easy. Thankfully, the Hydrao Smart Shower monitors your usage and lets you know where you stand using a set of built-in LED lights.
Home Theater

How to convert VHS to DVD, Blu Ray, or digital files

There's no reason you should have to lose those precious home videos just because VHS is a dying format. Check out our guide on how to convert VHS to DVD to save the memories.

Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading YouTube videos

The Web can be a scary place when it comes to finding methods for downloading YouTube videos. Check out our how-to guide to help make downloading YouTube videos a snap so you can watch them whenever and wherever, free of an…
CES 2016

Amazon will offer a one-stop shopping hub on the CES showroom floor

CES 2016 is right around the corner, and to help out, we're working with Amazon to provide you with complete coverage of everything from the show floor. The Amazon's CES Showcase gives you quick access to the latest reviews, interviews…

Tight on space? Here are 3 ways to offload photos from your iPhone

You have so many photos on your iPhone, but phones break and it is time to back up those pictures to your computer. Here is a list of few different methods to transfer those selfies and other cherished memories.

When iTunes isn’t enough: Here’s our 7 favorite free media players for PC and Mac

Media players are a virtual dime a dozen, loaded with features and limitations that will drive you mad. Luckily for you, we've rounded up the best of the best to suit your media playback needs.
Cool Tech

No piloting experience? No problem. Here’s the 5 best drones for beginners

Drones can be intimidating — we get that — but they're not as complicated as you might think. Check out our current picks for the best entry-level drones, so you can take to the skies with little frustration and even less cash (if need…