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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8 clever airplane concepts we hope to see on a future flight

Aircraft designers continuously look for ways to improve the flying experience. Here are a few concepts we would like to see in reality.

Google gives free unlimited photo storage to everyone, even iPhone users

Google has announced its anticipated standalone photo management service, Google Photos. Available for Android, iOS, and the Web, Google Photos offers unlimited photo and video storage, as well as intelligent photo management and search.

Western Digital raises portable My Passport drive capacity to 3TB, adds new colors

Western Digital's My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in a 3TB version. The light refresh also includes new colors and accessories.

You can mount a camera or phone onto almost anything with the Gekkopod

The Gekkopod is a funky, affordable mini tripod solution for your compact camera or smartphone that can be mounted onto a variety of surfaces. Five flexible arms provide a sturdy grip when wrapped around an object.

These next-gen hotel apps let you pick your room, unlock it, order meals and more

Hotels are evolving their mobile apps to become virtual concierges – to the point where, some day, you may never need to talk to a real person.
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As coach seats shrink, these new designs could save your sanity

There’s no getting around it: Airlines are putting more coach seats in less space. But these new designs at least attempt to make it more pleasant.

Canon’s new ‘nifty fifty’ budget prime lens gets stepping motor for quiet autofocusing

Canon's popular "nifty fifty," an affordable 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, gets an update. The must-have lens for new DSLR owners has a more solid construction, and there's a stepping motor for quiet autofocusing during movie recording.
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Going somewhere? Pack these gadgets with your passport to stay connected abroad

Your smartphone is useful only if it has a connection. When traveling, here are several affordable tech solutions to help stay in contact with home.

Flickr just added new features that made it more navigable than ever

Browsing and searching for photos in Flickr is no longer a tedious chore. The photo-sharing service launched new features that make the experience faster and easier than ever, and overhauled its mobile apps to streamline the user…