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.
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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 2:14

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.
Gaming

‘Days Gone’ looks to take post-apocalyptic survival to the backwoods

Sony unveiled the post-apocalyptic 'Days Gone' during its press conference at E3 2016, along with a slew of zombie-strewn gameplay footage of the forthcoming PlayStation 4 title.
Computing

How to use iCloud like a pro on your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or PC

Apple's iCloud is far more useful than you might imagine. Check out our comprehensive guide on to use iCloud to make the most of the free software suite so you can store, sync, and see all updates no matter your device.
Gaming

The 20 Best Google Chrome games

Not only is Google Chrome a fantastic web browser, it's also a versatile gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere. Here are a few of our favorite titles for the platform, whether you want to play a classic franchise or…
Health & Fitness

Pound pavement to a soundtrack with the best running headphones

Running can be one of the least enjoyable activities of all time, especially when you spend the better part of your run fiddling to keep your headphones in place. Check out our picks for the best headphones for running, so you'll never have…
Social Media

Medium? WordPress? Can’t decide? Here are our favorite blogging sites

It seems like everyone and their mother has a blog these days. Here are our top choices for the best blogging sites on the web, whether you're looking to start an underground news network or something more personal.