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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Whether for work or play, today’s traveler needs to stay connected – even at 40,000 feet. From smart hotel rooms to in-flight Wi-Fi, we explore the latest technologies designed to help the modern-day traveler feel at home. We also look…
Product Review

Samsung Gear 360 Review

Stop playing in VR and start creating it with Samsung's Gear 360

Beyond booking: How next-gen travel apps do more than your desktop ever could

Travel apps are moving from simply duplicating the desktop experience, to becoming virtual travel assistants that offer services and suggestions tailored to your exact needs. Here’s a look at how these apps are advancing.

Bycle case turns your iPhone into the ultimate bike computer

Bycle is a hard case and app that turns an iPhone into a bike computer. Not only can it provide ride metrics, but it uses the iPhone camera to record POV videos as well. The metrics can overlay onto videos, and be shared.

GoPro LiveVR shows 360-degree view of motorcycle race from rider’s POV

To demonstrate how the Hero4 Black camera could provide unique 360-degree live broadcasts, GoPro created a video that shows its LiveVR technology bringing a new motorcycle racing experience to viewers.

Get outdoors without soaking your circuits using the best waterproof gear

If your travels this summer involve any sort of water activity, bring along gear that can withstand splashes or even dunks – from action cameras to ebook readers and luggage.
Cool Tech

WowWee's new robot dog reacts to different human voices and surroundings

Toymaker WowWee demonstrated its latest robot, CHiP, a pet dog that responds to human interaction, at the 2016 CE Week. Like a real pet, it’s able to react to human actions and responses.

Seagate desktop hard drive has USB hub to recharge, back-up mobile devices, cameras

Seagate recently launched new desktop drives with built-in USB hubs for backing up and recharging mobile devices and cameras. Seagate VP and Chief Product Officer Tim Bucher tells us more.

Keep the kids entertained (and quiet) with Kenu’s new travel accessories

Accessories maker, Kenu, has introduced two new kid-friendly products that should make summer car trips a bit more bearable for the wee ones in the backseat. They include a car mount for tablets, and volume-limiting headphones.

Meet the travel photographer using Facebook Live to invite you along on the road

Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff has embarked on a six-month journey where he plans to visit six continents. Unlike his previous travelogues, Ratcliff will have a live audience following him on Facebook.

Are your food photos bland? Liza Gershman explains how to add some sizzle

Food has become such a popular subject for casual photographers that it has contributed a lot of noise online. Food photographer Liza Gershman shows us how to make standout grub shots.