Chris Velazco

San Francisco

Personal technology reporter

Education: Rutgers University-Camden, BA in English

Chris Velazco covers the technology that shapes people's lives -- and advises readers on how to grapple with it -- for The Washington Post. Previously, he led coverage of the mobile industry for Engadget and reported on the New York start-up scene for TechCrunch.
Latest from Chris Velazco

What the E.U.’s sweeping rules for Big Tech mean for your life online

The European Union’s Digital Services Act put additional limits on Big Tech to protect users online. But does it only help people across the pond?

August 30, 2023

Folding phones are suddenly everywhere. Are they any good?

Foldable smartphones are having a mainstream moment this summer — but are they worth it? Here’s what you should know.

August 24, 2023

    Are foldable phones worth it? The pros and cons.

    Foldable smartphones are a throwback to the dumb phone. Tech reporter Chris Velazco reviews the latest models.

    August 23, 2023

      AI can now attend Zoom meetings for you

      Tech companies are putting generative AI into their teleconferencing applications. Help Desk reporter Danielle Abril tested some to see if the AI was helpful.

      August 16, 2023

      How to keep your phone charged and working in wildfires

      Tech tips to stay in touch, find help and be safe during storms, from getting the right emergency alerts to making your smartphone battery last in a power outage.

      August 10, 2023

      It’s a great time to buy a laptop. Here’s how to get started.

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

      August 10, 2023

      Credit card fraud isn’t going anywhere. Here’s how to protect yourself.

      Fraud spiked during the pandemic, and credit card companies are still dealing with the fallout. These tips can help you stay ahead of the criminal curve.

      August 2, 2023

        What to know before you rent an EV

        You can often find electric vehicles at car rental agencies but dealing with the logistics can be a bit messy. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

        July 28, 2023

        Renting an EV can be cheap yet inconvenient. Here’s how to rent smart.

        Electric vehicles are fun to drive and easy on the environment — just make sure build extra time into your itinerary before you hit the road.

        July 28, 2023

        Two home printers to consider if you can’t give them up

        Few facets of modern life suck more than printers, but they aren't all terrible. We tested some popular models to see which ones are worth living with.

        July 13, 2023