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.
Cool Tech

10 hilarious pre-flight safety videos worth switching your iPad off for

Admit it: When the pre-flight safety demonstrations start playing, you start snoozing. To keep flyers' attention, some airlines have created amusing safety videos that are both entertaining yet informative.

Shoot 360-degree wide-angle time-lapse videos with GoPro mount for Galileo dock

Now you can easily shoot 360-degree, wide-angle time-lapse videos with your GoPro with a new mount for the Motrr Galileo rotating dock. The dock automatically rotates, pans, and tilts, letting you create smooth videos.

Get up-close and personal with Fujifilm’s macro adapters for X-series cameras

Fujifilm has a pair of new macro adapters that add magnification to X-series Fujinon lenses. In addition, Fujinon has several new firmware updates, and new software for tethering a camera to a PC.

Kenu’s Stance is a mini tripod for iPhones, but moonlights as a beer bottle opener

The Stance from Kenu is a lightweight and compact tripod for iPhones with Lightning connectors, useful for photography and FaceTime calls. It also functions as a kickstand and a bottle opener.

PhotoTime app puts an end to tagging, automatically sorts your pictures

PhotoTime, a new photo management apps for iOS, uses image and facial recognition technology to automatically tag and organize your photos. While not perfect, the app works as advertised.
Social Media

British Airways’ ‘Welcome of Home’ campaign launches travel contest on Twitter

For its latest campaign, British Airways taps into the expat communities living in the U.S. and Canada, and documents one woman's emotional journey back to India. The airline has also launched a related travel contest on Twitter.
Buying Guides

Take the stress out of holiday travel with these gadgets, apps, and tips

Despite the festive-sound name, holiday travel is one of the more stressful times of the year. Learn how to breeze through using the latest tech, apps, and services.

Pico is a small accessory that adds smartphone-like controls to a traditional camera

Pico is a small accessory that lets you easily shoot time-lapse photography without having to mess with camera settings. After programming it with a smartphone, it handles the shooting functions automatically when attached to a camera.

Canon's new EF 100-400mm uses new lens design to deliver sharp images

Canon's second-generation 100-400mm lens has a redesigned optical formula that the company says will deliver sharp images with high resolution and contrast. The lens is weather-resistant and made with magnesium.

Kids presented with old camera, wonder why 'things have to be so hard back then'

Part social commentary, part humor, and part "kids say the darndest things," the "Kids React to Technology" Web series takes a look at film cameras. We learn that youngsters do love selfies, and they hate waiting.

This app will save your iPhone photos to your computer without your help

Backing up your iPhone photos to your computer is a chore, and cloud storage can be expensive. A new app and service called Odysee takes the best of both, and automatically saves your photos and videos to your computer for free.