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

Looking beyond phones, Samsung plans to make ‘extended reality’ devices

Meta has leaned heavily into wearable "extended reality" headsets. Apple is expected to do the same. Now, Samsung may be entering the mix — and it has help.

February 1, 2023

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

Should you upgrade your smartphone? Take our quiz.

February 1, 2023

How to remotely handle your family’s computer problems

Who among us hasn't occasionally been tapped for tech support? These free tools can make remotely troubleshooting PC problems less of a headache.

January 23, 2023

    Quick Fix: How to remotely access another computer

    Help Desk tech reporter Chris Velazco lays out how you can use tools in Windows and Apple computers to fix your parent or friend's computer.

    January 23, 2023

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

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

    January 20, 2023

    How to keep your phone charged and working in extreme storms

    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.

    January 9, 2023

    The best (and strangest) tech we found at CES 2023

    CES — one of the world's biggest tech events — is a kaleidoscope of the new and the strange. Here are the most interesting things we found there.

    January 6, 2023

    Meet this year’s most intriguing CES attendees: Robots

    Every year at CES, companies insist we need more robots in our lives. Here are a handful we met on the show floor.

    January 6, 2023

    More phones will connect to satellites this year. Here’s what it means for you.

    This year, a new wave of smartphones will feature the ability to send text messages via satellite, and not just for emergencies.

    January 6, 2023

    The tech trends to watch for in 2023

    More metaverse hype. Shifts in streaming media. Maybe even more robots. These are the tech trends you may celebrate — or stomach — in 2023.

    January 4, 2023