Chris Velazco, Washington Post

Chris Velazco

Washington Post

New York, United States

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Recent:
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  • Engadget
  • TechCrunch

Recent articles by Chris:

iPhones, Pixels, Flips: What to know about the top smartphones of 2021

Picking just the right phone for you can be tough. We lived with the Galaxy Z Flip3, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, and Google's new Pixels to see what works and what doesn’t. → Read More

This has been a big year for laptops. Here’s what to ask before you upgrade.

There’s never been a better time to be searching for a new computer. → Read More

Ask Help Desk: What’s the best way to get rid of all these old hard drives?

You've got questions. We've got your back. In this week's edition: responsible recycling, scheduling your emails and when to buy a new computer. → Read More

Hacks and data breaches are all too common. Here’s what to do if you’re affected.

Avoiding hacks isn’t always possible, but there are ways to mitigate the damage → Read More

Your driver’s license could soon live on your phone. Here’s what you should know.

Carrying your physical license or state ID with you is still a good idea, but soon, you may not have to worry about the consequences of forgetting it at home. → Read More

Windows 11 is available now, but not everyone will have an easy time upgrading

Microsoft's latest version of Windows is headed for a desktop or laptop near you. Here's what you need to know if you want to upgrade. → Read More

Your drawer full of old tech could have a new life — or start a fire. Here’s how to handle it.

E-waste is a growing problem, but there are ways to avoid making it worse. Here's what you should know. → Read More

Need a new monitor for your computer? You can wear one on your face.

Some new wearable displays are trying to make your office more portable. → Read More

From staying in touch to sleep tracking, how to get the most out of your smartwatch

Smartwatches are convenient, sure, but are they crucial? Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Facebook’s ‘smart’ glasses put cameras on your face. Everyone around you should be aware.

The social media giant's first pair of smart glasses feature a Ray-Ban design, plus cameras and microphones. → Read More

Finding reliable masks online can be tricky. Here are tips that can help.

If you’re planning to do your mask shopping online, here are a few best practices you should keep in mind. → Read More

Here’s what to do if you think you’re affected by T-Mobile’s big data breach

For those keeping count, this is the fifth such incident the wireless carrier has suffered in the past three years. → Read More

Samsung’s new foldable phones come with a price cut, but they’ll still cost you at least $1,000

Samsung is trying to jump-start a folding phone craze. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Google’s new Pixel phones go big on AI for better photos, faster speech recognition

Your next smartphone might use one of Google's own chips. What does that mean for you? → Read More

If you had trouble getting products fixed under warranty, the FTC wants to hear your horror story

If this policy push ultimately leads to “Right to Repair” laws being passed, you might be able to easily fix your own ailing gadgets with official repair manuals and parts. Not exactly the handy type? That’s okay — you may also have access to a wider array of third-party repair shops and technicians to help you instead. Restrictions on repair can “significantly raise costs for consumers, stifle… → Read More

Civilized Cycles' Model 1 is a posh, surprisingly practical e-bike

For many, e-bikes have become a fixture of life in New York City. → Read More

Motorola reveals yet another Moto G Stylus, this time with 5G

We weren’t quite sure to make of Motorola’s first Moto G Stylus way back in 2020, but the company was clearly onto something: the subsequent 2021 model quickly became the best-selling phone in its G-series lineup. → Read More

Toyota’s electric concept SUV lands in the US ahead of its 2022 launch

Toyota’s bZ4X BEV concept SUV started turning heads when it debuted at Auto Shanghai earlier this year, and its journey to the United States has already begun. → Read More

What to expect from Apple's online-only WWDC 2021

Google I/O is done, and so is Microsoft Build — that means Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is the last high-profile software showcase for at least a month. → Read More

Microsoft, the Linux Foundation, and others team up to make software sustainable

Microsoft is still working to go fully carbon negative by the end of the decade, but effectively grappling with climate change isn’t just one company’s responsibility. → Read More