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

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

The threat within the world's largest refugee camp

Join “Post Reports” on a journey through the Kutupalong mega camp in Bangladesh. It’s home to about a million Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar only to face growing militant threats from within the camp.

May 1, 2023

Is Dianne Feinstein a liability for Democrats?

After an ongoing medical absence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is being called on by her colleagues to resign. Today, why Feinstein is in the hot seat and what this moment could mean for the trailblazer’s legacy.

April 27, 2023

The rise of a shadowy Russian mercenary network

The Wagner Group is a name that seems to be coming up often, whether it’s in connection with the war in Ukraine or the fighting in Sudan. Today on “Post Reports,” reporter Greg Miller unpacks the origins of this mercenary network and its growth fueling instability around the world.

April 26, 2023

Here’s how to preserve your most precious digital memories

Help Desk readers wrote in to ask about using tech to help the past live on. We have answers.

April 26, 2023

The enthusiasm gap for Biden 2024

Here we go again: President Biden has just announced his 2024 reelection bid. But has his time in the White House actually convinced voters to give him another four years? Or are even his supporters turning “blah” for Biden?

April 25, 2023

5 ways to love tech without killing the planet

How to buy and use technology responsibly when you care about the Earth.

April 20, 2023