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
Smart Home

Sound and vision: Levoit’s latest diffuser taps more than just your sense of smell

Levoit isn't a household name when it comes to aromatherapy, but it certainly hopes to become one with the forthcoming Halo. The sleek diffuser can issue soothing scents, audio, and lighting.
Outdoors

Moshi’s Arcus is a fashionable backpack with functionality to match

The apt-titled Arcus represents Moshi's latest foray into backpacks, one that allows you to stow a 15-inch laptop, your gym clothes, and any accessories you might need. The pack's sleek, stylish design is just a plus.
Smart Home

Lynx gives Amazon’s Alexa appendages, personality, and robot dance moves

Ubtech's latest device is a humanoid robot baked with Amazon's virtual assistant, allowing it to play music, place orders via Amazon, and control nearly all facets of your smart home. It can also cut a rug.
Social Media

How to download Facebook photos

Ready to kick the Facebook habit or merely looking to download a local backup of your most precious moments? Here's how to do so using the social network's built-in features and a web-based app known as Pick & Zip.
Social Media

The art of the poke: A Facebook guide for the uninitiated

With more than a billion users, Facebook has become the go-to social network for almost everybody. If you're new to the site, our comprehensive guide will lay out both the network's fundamentals and its more intricate functionality.
Mobile

How to fix a wet smartphone

Water and electronics don't mix well, but you can often save a wet cell phone or smartphone after it's been dropped in the can or spun in the washing machine. Here's how, whether you prefer to do so using a towel or a bag of uncooked rice.
Computing

Here are 5 features that will make you upgrade to MacOS Sierra

Apple's latest operating system, MacOS Sierra, promises an array of new tools and features. Here are five of our favorites, from Siri and Auto Unlock to the shared, Universal Clipboard.
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.
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

‘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.