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.
Articles
Movies & TV

10 otherworldly movie locales you can visit in real life without a spaceship

From Star Wars to the Hunger Games, many of the fantasy locales weren’t created in a computer, but can be found here on Earth. Here are 10 places we would gladly visit.
Photography

Update: Panasonic GH4’s new firmware adds post focusing and 4K Photo burst modes

Billed as the world's first mirrorless camera to capture 4K video, Panasonic has turned its flagship GH series from photo camera to a moviemaking machine. The GH4 has loads of new components and features designed to satisfy for hobbyist and…
Photography

Adobe brings ‘all-in-one’ solution for quickly designing websites and mobile apps 1:53

Adobe gave a glimpse last year of new software, Project Comet, that lets you quickly build interactive websites and mobile apps simultaneously. Now called Experience Design CC, it's available for download as a free preview.
Photography

Shutterstock’s visual search engine could make browsing photos less of a chore

Shutterstock has unveiled its Reverse Image Search tool that finds photos similar to any image you upload, yielding greater accuracy than keywords alone. The technology took a year to build, but demonstrates how far computer vision has…
Photography

Jazz up dull Instagram photos with Adobe Post, no design skills required 0:30

Adobe Post is an iPhone photo-editing app designed for turning images into impactful graphics, for the times you need to say something on social media. The app helps you create highly polished, professional-looking images.
Photography

Canon adds Wi-Fi to newest budget DSLR, the EOS Rebel T6

Canon's new EOS Rebel T6 brings a few upgrades to the entry-level DSLR series. It retains the core components of the best-selling T5, but now has Wi-Fi/NFC, improved auto white balance and LCD, and a mode for food photography.
Virtual Reality

Travel the Earth from your easy chair with these 10 VR apps and sites

Virtual reality is already transforming travel and hospitality. Through our phones and VR viewers like Gear VR and Cardboard, to emerging tech like Oculus Rift, see how these VR websites and apps fulfill our virtual wanderlust.
Photography

Sony’s HX80 is the smallest camera you can buy with 30x zoom, viewfinder

With a 30x optical zoom and OLED viewfinder, Sony claims its new HX80 is the world's smallest compact camera with such specs. It is nearly identical to last year's HX90V. Also, Sony announced an upcoming wireless flash system.
Home

Zuli ‘presence’ home automation can now control Philips Hue lights

Zuli, maker of smart plugs that automatically turn on lights and appliances, announced its Presence technology now supports Philips Hue lights. Through the Zuli app, users can control, dim, and schedule Hue lights.