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

Delayed by production issues, Giroptic finally ships long-awaited 360cam

Missing in action no longer. Delayed by production issues, Giroptic is finally shipping its 360-degree camera to Kickstarter backers. Despite the nearly two-year setback, Giroptic's CEO says it's still the best consumer 360 camera.
Photography

Pictar’s amazing case turns your iPhone into a full-fledged camera

With the tagline, "Unleashing the power of your iPhone camera," the Miggo Pictar grip-case aims to do just that. It gives your iPhone a DSLR-like feel, while also unlocking adjustable camera settings.
Photography

Sennheiser wants you to use your cameras to record audio that doesn’t suck

At NAB 2016, Sennheiser unveiled two new microphones that allow videographers using DSLRs and GoPros to capture better-sounding audio than the cameras' built-in mics. They allow for enhanced audio capture, something onboard camera mics…
Virtual Reality

VideoBlocks to offer 360-degree stock video footage for virtual reality

Stock video provider VideoBlocks announced that it's the first agency to provide 360-degree content for use in VR experiences. The company is also opening up its Marketplace to all members who want to contribute 360-degree…
Photography

Going beyond the action: Developer program opens new worlds for GoPro cameras

GoPro has announced a new Developer Program that would allow third-parties to incorporate GoPro cameras into their applications and hardware. More than 100 partners, including BMW and Fisher-Price, have already signed up.
Mobile

Need a couch to crash on? Overnight mixes Airbnb with Uber on-demand

Overnight combines the best of Airbnb and Uber: connecting spontaneous travelers with local hosts instantly. The service, which has seen success in Los Angeles and Austin, is rolling out to California's Coachella Valley.
Photography

Lensbaby Twist 60 lens creates swirly bokeh for awesome backgrounds

Lensbaby has a new art lens for interchangeable lens cameras that creates dynamic background swirls and vignettes for portrait shots. The new Twist 60 is based on an old lens by Joseph Petzval, and gives portraits a creative blurred…
Mobile

How to dodge roaming fees and still stay connected abroad

Wireless providers around the world make a significant amount off international travelers by way of roaming fees. With the right tools, you can stay in touch while keeping fees to a minimum, or even zilch.