Chris Velazco, Washington Post

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Past articles by Chris:

Cameras struggle with dark skin. Here’s how new smartphones stack up.

Google is trying to make its phone cameras more inclusive. We put it to the test against its greatest rivals. → Read More

Big-screen Kindles return as notebooks, but they’re better for reading

Amazon's fan-favorite reading gadget got its first major overhaul in years, but its competition is fierce. → Read More

Best tech gifts for gadget lovers on your holiday shopping list

Find cool tech gift ideas this holiday season for everyone on your list. → Read More

If your phone needs fixing, make sure your secrets are safe first

It happens to the best of us, and getting it repaired shouldn't be hard. Just make sure your personal data is safe first. → Read More

Apple’s new entry-level iPad just got more expensive

The colorful new iPad packs a lot of overdue changes -- but it'll cost you more than usual. → Read More

Quick Fix: See if you qualify for discounted internet service

You (or someone you know) might qualify for a helpful discount on your monthly internet service. Here's how to check, and sign up. → Read More

For Google’s Pixel 7 phones, fixing little annoyances is a big deal

Google unveiled a pair of new Pixel 7 smartphones on Thursday and they're designed, in part, to fix mundane annoyances of phone life we’ve learned to put up with. → Read More

Apple Watch Series 8: A potent health tool, but not hugely different

Apple has crammed even more sensors into its new Watch 8 series, all in the hopes of offering a more complete picture of your health. Are they worth it? → Read More

Windows 11 is getting its first big update. Here’s what’s inside.

Microsoft is polishing up Windows 11 with the first major “feature update” the operating system will get during its working life. → Read More

How T-Mobile and SpaceX are teaming up to give you coverage from space

If T-Mobile and SpaceX get their way, cellular dead zones may finally go extinct -- in the United States anyway. → Read More

Fitbit’s new smartwatch wants to keep tabs on your stress all day long

Beyond physical fitness, wearable gadgets are taking a keener interest in your mental health. → Read More

We blind tested the new MacBook Air. It felt a lot like the old one.

Apple's new MacBook Air features a new design and an updated processor. But what do you have to do to actually feel the difference? → Read More

How to send text messages from the comfort of your computer

Why is sending a text message from your own computer still kind of a crapshoot? → Read More

After years of sameness, phones are getting delightfully weird again

Some smartphone makers are turning traditional device design on its head. Here's what they're doing, and how well it's working. → Read More

Your phone has tools to help you use it less. They work.

It's easy to lose hours to a TikTok binge or Wikipedia deep dive. Here's how to use your phone's built-in tools to dial down these distractions. → Read More

Here’s how to keep your phone cool and working in a heat wave

As record-breaking heat waves bake areas of the United States and Europe, here is the Help Desk's tips to keep our hot phones cool. → Read More

The definition of broadband internet may change. Here’s why.

Seven years and one worldwide health disaster later, all eyes are on the FCC to see if it finally changes what "broadband" internet means. → Read More

You can now preview iOS 16’s editable iMessages and more

Earlier this summer, Apple announced a bevy of clever new features for its phones, tablets and computers. Here's how they've been working so far. → Read More

Deleting files isn’t enough. Here’s how to properly erase hard drives.

Recycling, donating, reselling — your old computers don't have to languish around the house. Just make sure the hard drives have been securely scrubbed first. → Read More

A picture-perfect metaverse is years away. Meta’s prototypes prove it.

Meta showcased some prototype headsets that aim to address limitations with current ones but they prove a picture-perfect metaverse is ages away. → Read More