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
Photography

Google Photos adds Chromecast support, album sharing, refined searching

At its September 29 event, Google announced the biggest update to Google Photos since its launch. Users can now easily share albums, send photos to Chromecast, and better organize and search photos using machine learning.
Cool Tech

Holograms! Space! The future of travel you imagine much closer than you think

A recently conducted survey asked 1,000 Americas what they thought the future of travel might look like. The results include virtual concierges, extreme hotels, and space travel.
Photography

CyberLink’s latest photo and video editing software tout pro features with ease of use

CyberLink's latest versions of its Director photo and video editing software adds several pro features into an easy to use interface for beginners, hobbyists, and even pros. New features include action cam editing, audio sync, and "beauty"…
Photography

Olympus gives new love to E-M1, E-M5 II cameras via firmware updates

For owners of Olympus' O-MD E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras, upcoming firmware updates will add new features. These include focus bracketing for depth-of-field images with greater area of focus, and other enhancements to photos and videos.
Photography

Sony adds 14-bit uncompressed RAW, 5-axis stabilization, to high-sensitivity A7S II camera

The latest Mark II variant in its A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, Sony's A7S II retains its high 409,600 ISO, but has improved video recording specs like in-camera 4K and Full HD slo-mo, and 5-axis stabilization.
Home Theater

B&W ditched 40 years of engineering for a fresh start, and it sounds amazing

For its latest 800 Series Diamond speakers, Bowers & Wilkins went back to the drawing board and re-engineered the design, from top to bottom. With the exception of a diamond dome, the DS3 speakers are nothing like their predecessors.
Photography

For its latest experiment in virtual travel, Marriott looks to Samsung’s Gear VR

Marriott continues to experiment with virtual travel. Its latest project, a collaboration with Samsung, uses the Gear VR headset and three short travel narratives to create a 360 panorama experience that makes you feel you're…
Product Review

Kodak PixPro SP360 Review

The footage isn't great, but Kodak's Pixpro makes 360-degree video easy.
Cool Tech

8 restaurants going high tech with tablets, robots, and liquid nitrogen

Ever had sushi delivered to you by a high-speed conveyor belt, or a 22-course meal accompanied by a high-end audio and video system? If not, then book a table at one of these tech-centric eateries.