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

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

You can get better sleep with wearables. Just focus on the right data.

Popular body-worn gadgets such as smartwatches and rings have features to help you understand your sleep. Here's our closer look at the data they provide and how much of it is actually helpful.

April 20, 2023

Snapchat isn’t known for minting internet stars. It’s trying to change that.

Snapchat has been faced with a declining stock price and slow user growth.

April 19, 2023

Cash App founder stabbed after allegedly drinking with suspect’s sister

Court records in the killing of Bob Lee describe security footage of the brutal stabbing and reveal that Lee was friendly with the suspect’s sister.

April 14, 2023

Cash App founder Bob Lee knew his killer, police say

The arrest took place around 5:30 a.m. in Emeryville, a community about a half-hour drive east of San Francisco.

April 14, 2023

Your phone may now have tools for making your calls sound less lousy

Let's face it -- regular phone calls don't always sound great. To help, Apple and Google have built new software features to make us sound more clear mid-chat.

April 6, 2023

    Try these phone features to improve call quality

    iPhones running iOS 16.4 and certain Google Pixel models have built-in features that may make voices easier to understand.

    April 6, 2023

    Finding love in an AI place

    As loneliness rates spike, more people are getting romantically and emotionally attached to artificial intelligence bots. Today, we report on what it’s like to fall in love with software (and what happens when it breaks your heart).

    March 30, 2023

    Can the pitch clock save baseball?

    “America’s Pastime” is struggling to keep Americans interested. Today ahead of Opening Day, we talk about Major League Baseball’s introduction of a pitch clock to try to speed things up and appeal to younger audiences.

    March 29, 2023

    Customizing some laptops can be needlessly tricky. Not this one.

    If you buy a traditional laptop, there are limits to how you can upgrade it. A California startup is trying to change that.

    March 29, 2023