Chris Velazco

Chris Velazco is a mobile enthusiast and writer who studied English and Marketing at Rutgers University. Once upon a time, he was the news intern for MobileCrunch, and in between posts, he worked in wireless sales at Best Buy.

After graduating, he returned to the new TechCrunch to as a full-time mobile writer. He counts advertising, running, musical theater, and soup among his myriad interests.

The Latest from Chris Velazco

Lovely’s Apartment Rental App Moves Into Its New Digs On Android

Few things in life are more frustrating that trying to find a new place to live (especially if you're itching to move to the housing market hellholes that are New York City and San Francisco). It's no

Google Outs Play Edition LG G Pad And Sony Z Ultra, But They’re Still US-Only

Well, that was fast. LG inadvertently outed a G-Pad tablet that would be getting the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/12/10/g-pad-google-play-edition/">Google Play Edition treatment earlier t

Source Code Says LG’s G-Pad Tablet Will Get The Google Play Edition Treatment

Google and LG have been getting awfully cozy lately -- the web giant tasked the Korean company with delivering its two most recent Nexus smartphones, and if you're the type to put stock in rumors, it

AirCast Mobile Wants To Make Phone-To-TV Video Sharing As Easy As Texting

Chances are you've got a screen in your pocket and a screen in your living room, and as time goes on more and more companies are trying to find ways to make the two play nice together. The latest entr

The War For Your Wrist

The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. Now, more than a year and a half since

YC Alum MobileWorks Aims To Make Acquiring Users Easier (For A Price) With LeadGenius

Startup founders, especially those up to their necks in product development, don’t always have the head for building the kinds of customer bases required to keep their business afloat. That&#821

The Android-Powered, Dual-Screen YotaPhone Launches In Russia And Beyond For €499

Remember the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/yotaphone/">YotaPhone</a>? The delightfully kooky Russian smartphone that pairs a bog-standard LCD screen with an eInk display on its rump? It's b

Amazon Is Experimenting With Autonomous Flying Delivery Drones

Between launching a charity-friendly buying program, announcing Sunday deliveries, and gearing up for the first wave of frenzied holiday shoppers, Amazon has been busy these past few weeks. But that d

This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: We Give Thanks To BBM, Custom ROMs, And… Yoga?

Holiday weeks tend to be a little quiet, but there's always <em>something</em> going on in the world of Android to dig into. This time around, though, Darrell and I roped in <a target="_blank" href="

Motorola’s Awfully Cheap, Unlocked Moto G Makes Its U.S. Debut

Motorola may have designed its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/13/motorola-makes-the-moto-g-official-a-premium-phone-at-a-price-more-can-afford/">cheap Moto X</a> with international marke

Done Deal: Apple Confirms It Acquired Israeli 3D Sensor Company PrimeSense

Well, it's about time. After months of speculation and persistent rumors, Apple today confirmed that it indeed acquired Israeli 3D sensor company Primesense, as first reported by <a target="_blank" hr

Motorola Taps 3D Systems To Produce Parts For Its Crazy Modular Smartphones

Back when Motorola revealed that it's seriously trying to bring<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/29/motorola-wants-to-make-modular-smartphones-a-reality-with-project-ara/"> modular smartpho

GameAnalytics Finds A Home In Unity’s Asset Store While It Works On Paid Products

It’s hard to overstate just how finicky game design can be, and a Copenhagen-based startup called GameAnalytics has been trying to help devs crack the design and monetization code going on two y

4chan Founder’s ‘Drawquest’ Daily Drawing App Makes A Big Leap Onto Small Screens

"There this guy, 'Slothdude'," Christopher Poole mentions excitedly in a small conference room that used to be a bedroom. "And he just makes the most amazing stuff." With a few taps, Poole has coaxed

Google Wallet Invades Your Physical One With A New Prepaid Debit Card

For a while there a physical Google Wallet card seemed like the stuff of rumors, and then it looked like another project lost to the ages when former Wallet chief Osama Bedier (who purportedly pushed

Logitech Outs Its $99 iOS Game Controller, And It’s Exactly What You Expected

Here's a noodle-scratcher for you: you have an iOS device and love playing games on it, but you've grown weary of effetely pawing at a touchscreen. What do you do? Well, now that iOS 7 is out on and h

Verizon Moto Xs Get Access To Android 4.4 KitKat Less Than A Month After Google Revealed It

As we inch ever closer to the madness that is the holidays, I’ve been thinking that two Android smartphones deserve just a little more attention than the rest: the Nexus 5 and the Moto X. The fo

This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: Moto G Madness And CyanogenMod For All

Do you like Android? Do you like multiple people trying to talk at the same time about what’s new in the Android world? I thought so. This week’s edition of the TechCrunch Droidcast is jus

The Dual-Screen YotaPhone Will Launch Internationally In December

Russia-based<a target="_blank" href="http://www.yotaphone.com"> Yota Devices</a> has been working on a curious beast called the YotaPhone for over a year now, and it's gained quite a reputation for it

Gift Guide: Gadgets (And An App) For Digital Bookworms And Writers

The days are getting shorter, friends, and that can only mean one thing: winter is coming, and so too are the holidays. We here at TechCrunch like to think of ourselves as a gaggle of technological <e
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