Les Shu

Les Shu

As the photography editor for Digital Trends, I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism experience. I have written for a variety publications that include Laptop, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, More, Best Life, and Men's Journal. My approach to tech is simple: Highlighting the best products that are easy to use with the most bang for your buck. On the side, I am an airline nerd who enjoys building Lego sets.
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Photography

Panasonic’s Post Focus mode lets you shoot first, worry about refocusing later

Panasonic is introducing a new shooting mode called Post Focus. With one press of the shutter button, the camera shoots multiple photos with multiple focus points, allowing you to "refocus" later.
Social Media

Facebook quickly turns on ‘Safety Check’ following deadly bombing in Nigeria

Facebook has activated its "Safety Check" feature after a deadly bombing in Nigeria, the second time it has done so for an event that isn't a natural disaster. The company says it will start using the service more for human conflicts.
Cool Tech

Gogo’s next-gen inflight Wi-Fi is fast enough to stream Netflix and Spotify simultaneously

Inflight Wi-Fi service provider Gogo demonstrated its 2Ku technology's ability to offer faster Wi-Fi, allowing for multiple streams of content. The company has been cleared by the FAA to launch the service soon.
Photography

Fyuse spatial photo app update adds 3D tagging, smoother renderings

Fyuse, an app that uses spatial imaging technology to capture photos in 3D, released an update that adds several enhancements, including 3D tagging, faster compression, and smoother rendering.
Social Media

Taco Bell has 600 hilarious GIFs and images for you to express your taco love

To celebrate the arrival of the taco emoji, Taco Bell is launching a new social media campaign that includes the taco emoji engine, a Twitter feature that generates GIFs and images from 600 possible emoji combinations.
Photography

Spectre's filmmakers shot on 35mm film to retain look and feel of Bond movies

After going digital with Skyfall, director Sam Mendes returned to 35mm film for shooting Spectre. To keep the look and feel of Bond movies, Mendes says film has the magic that digital doesn't.
Photography

Flickr app for iOS 9 adds 3D Touch, Spotlight search for faster navigation

Flickr's updated app for iOS 9 adds support for 3D Touch. With a press and hold on the screen, you can now pull up Quick Actions and easier photo scrolling. You can also now search your Flickr photos via Spotlight.
Photography

Lytro’s new ‘Immerge’ camera may revolutionize how virtual reality is recorded

Lytro, the company that pioneered light-field camera technology, announced it is developing a VR camera solution. With its light-field technology, Lytro says the new Immerge can create experiences with sense of depth, making it seem more…
Photography

With drones as filmmakers, these ski resorts let you leave camera at home

While drones are banned from most ski resorts, a San Francisco startup, Cape Productions, has been authorized to provide drone video service at select resorts, giving skiers and snowboarders awesome aerial shots of their rides.
Photography

Slate, Adobe’s visual storytelling app, now available on the Web 0:30

Slate is a new, easy-to-use iPad and Web-based storytelling app from Adobe designed to help users create visually stunning websites for presentations such as newsletters, book reports, and even magazines.
Wearables

LEDs in Lumenus apparel aren’t just flashy, they could help save lives

A startup smart apparel company, Lumenus, uses embedded LEDs in apparel that can be customized to act as notifications or safety indicators. Designed for cyclists and pedestrians, the lights can help better protect users.