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

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.
Cool Tech

Don’t call it a store! Samsung wants its NYC flagship to be a ‘cultural hub’

Samsung recently opened a massive retail concept in New York City that showcases its latest products. But Samsung 837 is designed to be a digital playground and creative space -- the “flagship of the future.”
Social Media

Update: Former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris joins Twitter as VP of Comm

Twitter confirmed it has hired Natalie Kerris, a top Apple PR veteran, as head of communications. Kerris spent 14 years at Apple, working on some of the company's major products, and is a major recruit by CEO Jack Dorsey.
Photography

Adobe brings new Lightroom features to Android in Version 2.0

Adobe has ported features recently introduced in Lightroom for iOS to the Android version. Lightroom for Android 2.0 allows for finer color controls and in-camera shooting, and new features like Dehaze for auto-removal of haze and fog.
Business

Here’s the catch with those new U.S. flights to Cuba (and how to get there anyway)

The U.S. and Cuba recently signed an aviation agreement that could see the more than 100 scheduled flights between the two countries. However, general tourism is still restricted – for now – but there are legal ways around it. Before…