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

New features from Google make Android phones better wallet replacements

Your phone can replace lots of things you keep in your wallet, but not always elegantly. With new updates to its Wallet app, Google is trying to fix that.

June 1, 2023

ChatGPT has an official app now. You can even talk to it.

OpenAI is moving beyond the browser with its new, free ChatGPT app for iPhones and iPads. Keep these questions in mind before you download it.

May 24, 2023

Meet Windows Copilot, the AI coming to help you understand your PC

Microsoft is building AI into Windows 11 proper, making it the first major consumer PC platform to embrace large language models. Here's how it could help you.

May 24, 2023

The silent crisis in men’s health

Across the life span, the risk of death is higher for men and boys than women and girls. The longevity gap is the greatest it’s been in years. It’s a health crisis that’s largely silent because men are largely silent about their health.

May 23, 2023

The internet’s memory is fading in front of us. Preserve what you can.

A generation of people were told that what goes on the internet, stays on the internet. But the web's memory is more malleable than that.

May 16, 2023

Apple will let you teach your iPhone to speak in your voice

Apple has developed accessibility features, including one that allows people at risk of permanent voice loss, to preserve — and keep using — their voices.

May 16, 2023

Is it time to upgrade your smartphone? Our quiz can help you decide.

Should you upgrade your smartphone? Take our quiz.

May 13, 2023

Everything we know about the Pixel Fold, 7a and Google’s new tablet

Google finally built a smartphone that folds in half. But will it -- and the rest of Google's new gadgets -- be worth the wait?

May 10, 2023

Small steps to live your best sustainable life

The Post’s climate coach, Michael Coren, answers listener questions about how to live more sustainably.

May 3, 2023

Here’s what you need to know about T-Mobile’s latest data breach

The wireless carrier has suffered several hacking incidents in the past few years.

May 2, 2023