John Velasco

John Velasco

John is the Smart Home editor at Digital Trends covering all of the latest tech in this emerging market. Prior to Digital Trends, John worked for various publications like PhoneArena, Android Authority, and VR Source. He's been covering mobile tech for the better part of the last decade, but is also passionate about how VR/AR/XR are reshaping our world. Outside of tech, John is a big foodie and loves sharing about some of the unique bites he comes across. And way before diving into tech journalism, he was driving around in a Volkswagon Beetle working with the Geek Squad.

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How to protect your home from brownouts during this weekend's heat wave

A nationwide heat wave will bring sweltering temperatures to most of the lower 48 states this weekend. Fortunately, your smart thermostat can help protect your home and loved ones during this crisis.
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Like Roombas for your garden, these robots automate home farming

FarmBot announced two new DIY agricultural robots that aim to help you garden and farm more efficiently. Both the FarmBot Express and Express XL offer more coverage, allowing you to grow even more produce.