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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Cool Tech

16 gadgets under $100 that we promise aren’t too good to be true

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think, that is, so long as you know where to look. Check out our favorite tech for under $100, whether you're in the market for a walnut-accented pair of headphones or a method for mirroring…
Mobile

100 best free books for Kindle (and other ebook stores)

You shouldn't always have to pay for a good read. Here are our picks for the best free books for Kindle so you tap into the thousands upon thousands of free Amazon and Google Play offerings that have fallen into public domain or temporary…
Mobile

5 awesome web browsers for iPhone

Browsing the web on a smartphone is not as difficult as it once seemed, thanks to Apple's flagship mobile device. Check out our top picks for the best web browsers for the iPhone so you can peruse the web using something other than Safari's…
Computing

Keep your login information under lock and key with the best password managers

The internet is a scary place, especially if you don't have a proper passcode manager. Here's a quick guide to password manager apps: what they do, how they protect, and good ones to choose.
Home

Sit down and relax in our favorite office chairs

Sitting all day is tough on more than just your back. Check out our picks for the best office chairs, whether you're in the market for something basic or a bit more luxurious.
Photography

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.
Computing

Play any video on any device with the best free video converters

Devices capable of playing video have always been a picky bunch. Here are our picks of the five best free video converters so you can leave that innate video format at the door.
Photography

22 photo apps to supercharge your iPhone camera

Apple's latest iPhone boasts one of the best smartphone cameras around. Give it a boost with the our favorite photography apps for iPhone, whether you want to apply a filter or manually adjust the exposure.
Wearables

Take control of your Apple Watch with these 24 essential tips and tricks

The Apple Watch can do more than just tell you the time, but mastering the various features is essential if you want to use the watch to the best of its ability. Here are 24 tips and tricks to help you out.
Cool Tech

The 12 most hilariously awful Kickstarter projects of all time

Kickstarter backers may have flocked to the Coolest Cooler and Neil Young's Pono Player, but other projects weren't quite as successful. Check out our picks for the 12 worst Kickstarter campaigns, whether talking video games or Red…
Movies & TV

Close that torrent! Here’s how to legally watch Game of Thrones online

The sixth season of Game of Thrones begins on April 24, but finding an appropriate avenue to watch HBO's flagship title isn't always easy. Check out our quick guide on how to watch Game of Thrones online, whether you prefer using HBO Go…