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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Apple

The iPad was released 10 years ago. It’s still the only tablet worth buying

iPad's secret weapon has been consistency, both in build quality and performance
Health & Fitness

Your home gym could threaten your life, but you can fix it

Exercising in a garage or basement? It might not be as safe as you'd think
Smart Home

The best local storage security cameras for 2020

If you're looking to stow your security footage locally, consider one of the best cloudless options available.
Smart Home

How to tell if your security camera has been hacked

It's often hard to notice when a smart home security camera is compromised
Product Review

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

Don't be afraid of setting up a mesh network to expand the coverage of your home's Wi-Fi. The Google Nest WiFi makes the process simple, easy, and quick, at a price.
Product Review

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

Amazon's latest entry-level smart speaker may seem like a lazy update, but don't dismiss the conveniences that the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock brings to the table.