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

Apple disables blood oxygen features on its watches to skirt sales ban

Apple is gearing up to ship smartwatches without a blood oxygen sensor after a federal appeals court ruled that a sales ban on its Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 could resume.

January 18, 2024

Samsung’s new Galaxy S24 translates live phone calls with AI

Does anyone really need a smartphone to make live phone calls with AI? The Korean electronics giant is making its case for it in its new Galaxy S24 smartphone.

January 17, 2024

We’ve all looked lousy in photos. These tips can help.

Cameras influence the way we see the world — and ourselves. These tips can help you control the way you look in photos.

January 17, 2024

    3 tips for taking the perfect headshot

    Help Desk reporter Chris Velazco breaks down 3 tips on how to take a better picture of yourself.

    January 17, 2024

    The best (and weirdest) tech we found at CES 2024

    Unpacking what’s new at one of the world’s biggest tech trade shows is a dizzying experience. Here’s the best (and weirdest) tech at CES 2024 we found.

    January 11, 2024

      The auto tech of CES

      Help Desk's Chris Velazco visits automaker showings at CES and previews some of features that may eventually come to cars in showrooms.

      January 11, 2024

        The weirdest and best of CES 2024

        Each year tech startups and tech giants descend on Las Vegas, bringing their most ambitious, often odd, and sometimes great ideas for all to see.

        January 9, 2024

        Samsung is betting your home needs an AI robot with a projector

        Best known for its smartphones and TVs, Samsung is now betting that people will welcome robots into their homes.

        January 8, 2024

        The top tech trends in 2024 to watch

        To see how the tech in your life could change in 2024, start with this week’s CES trade show in Las Vegas.

        January 8, 2024

        Apple wins temporary reprieve from the ban on Apple Watch sales

        The company is allowed to sell its latest, “most popular” Apple Watch models again, but the wearables’ future remains unclear.

        December 27, 2023