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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Ring Alarm (2nd gen) review: Affordable DIY home security

You could pay more for a professional home-monitoring service, but why? Ring Alarm has everything you need.
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Which smart security cams are serious about privacy? We’ve ranked them all

We look at some of the most popular cameras to see how they stack up in terms of protecting your privacy.
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Blink Mini Review: Light on features, low on price

This security cam's low price doesn't make it a great value
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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.
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.
Smart Home

Logitech Circle View snips Android support to focus on HomeKit and privacy

It's a stark change of direction versus its predecessor, but you can sleep at night knowing it's not watching.