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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The new RAZR is cool, but we can’t forget about Motorola’s biggest design flops

There's an overwhelming rush of optimism for the new Razr, but not all of Motorola's ambitious efforts yielded success for the company in the past.
Product Review

SimpliSafe Smart Lock Review: Gorgeous, and easy to install

SimpliSafe's first lock is gorgeous, a device that follows the company's penchant for simple, easy-to-install offerings. What it lacks in features, it makes up for in design.
Smart Home

Snag free ice cream in select cities to celebrate Alexa’s 5th birthday

Amazon's Alexa is turning 5 years old and she wants you to know that it’s her special day because for a limited time, you can snag a free scoop of ice cream at participating locations in select cities.
Smart Home

Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig expands into NYC with a special Black Friday deal

The Drinkworks Home Bar is essentially a Keurig machine for making cocktails. It's expanding sales into New York, bringing along special promotional pricing and am unbelievable Black Friday deal.
Home Theater

Amazon teases its Echo Studio ahead of release at a swanky space in NYC

New Yorkers in the Big Apple will be able to experience the incredible audio fidelity of the Amazon Echo Studio before everyone else at an exclusive space.
Photography

DJI Mavic Mini: A tiny drone anyone can fly

The DJI Mavic Mini is not only the most affordable, entry-level option in the company's lineup, but it's the first true consumer friendly option for the masses.