Chris Velazco, Washington Post

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Past articles by Chris:

Find the best smartwatch for you from Apple to Garmin with this quiz

Take this quiz from the Help Desk to find out whether a smartwatch could make your daily routine a little easier. → Read More

Apple event 2023 highlights: iPhone 15, Pro features and Apple Watch 9 announced

Apple’s 2023 event showcased the new iPhone 15, Pro and its colors alongside the new Apple Watch series 9. → Read More

Preserve the past by editing home movies and safeguarding old texts

Help Desk readers wrote in to ask about using tech to help the past live on. We have answers. → Read More

You can get better sleep with wearables. Just focus on the right data.

Popular body-worn gadgets such as smartwatches and rings have features to help you understand your sleep. Here's our closer look at the data they provide and how much of it is actually helpful. → Read More

Customizing some laptops can be needlessly tricky. Not this one.

If you buy a traditional laptop, there are limits to how you can upgrade it. A California startup is trying to change that. → Read More

Tempted by a new gadget? Keep the golden rule in mind before buying.

Companies churn out new smartphones, laptops, wearable gadgets and more each year, then advertise them like crazy. Here's how you should think about upgrading. → Read More

Retouch and go: These tools help erase distractions in your photos

Birds, power lines, photobombers — lots of things can muck up a nice picture. Thankfully, tools that rely on machine learning may help, no expertise needed. → Read More

Streaming the Super Bowl this year is easy, but beware of lag and spoilers

If you're watching the Super Bowl through a streaming service, be prepared to be slightly behind. Here's why streaming lags and what you can do about it. → Read More

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